ESPHome vs Tasmota (And How To Switch Between Them)

Trying to decide whether Tasmota or ESPHome is the right firmware for your smart home application? Or perhaps you are using one and want to try the other? In which case this article is just for you! Both Tasmota and ESPHome are valuable tools for the smart home enthusiast with the same end result. However…

Flashing Tasmota: 6 Great Methods (And ONE Exclusive Bonus!)

So you want to know how to flash Tasmota quickly and easily? Introducing the only post you will ever need! In this article you will find 6 great ways to flash Tasmota, plus one additional and exclusive tool for Mac users! (Don’t worry Windows users, this tool is available for you too!) Whether you are…

How To Use Tuya Convert On Raspberry Pi (Step-by-step Guide)

Looking to flash Tasmota, ESPHome or some other firmware on your Tuya device but not quite sure how to use it? This guide will explain the steps to easily remove your device from the cloud! Tuya Convert is written for Linux systems so you can of course run it on Linux systems such as Ubuntu.…

How To Run Tasmotizer On Mac Without Terminal: FREE Download!

Tasmotzier is still the best way to flash Tasmota in 2022. It is more feature-rich than the online flasher and way more simple to use than the command line flashing tools! However there is a caveat for Mac users. You still need to use the Terminal to launch Tasmotizer, which does not always work for…

The Ultimate Home Assistant DIY Thermostat Guide For Single Or Multiple Zone Heating

Why spends hundreds on a smart thermostat when Home Assistant has the power to control all of the necessary hardware and it’s absolutely free?! I agree that the Google Nest looks beautiful but if you really want to wow your friends, why not mount a tablet to the wall and make an awesome looking dashboard!…

How To Flash Sonoff Tasmota With An Arduino Uno And ESPTool

So you need to flash Tasmota on to your device but your dog ate your FTDI adapter? There are many different ways that we can flash Tasmota to our device, the reason being the very simple serial interface required to flash the ESP device. If you have a Raspberry Pi lying around then you might…

How To Simulate A Sunrise With Home Assistant

It is possible to simulate a sunrise in Home Assistant using a simple script and smart bulb. We can trigger this script at any time so that a beautiful sunrise effect can be enjoyed at any time, even if it is still dark outside. In this tutorial we will create a simple script to simulate…

How To Create A Template In Tasmota: The Dummies Guide

It is possible to create a custom template for Tasmota for a device that does not exist in the template repository by simply taking a systematic approach to finding the correct GPIO functions. In this tutorial we will learn about Tasmota templates and how they are structured. We will also go through the process of…

Can You Make Dumb Lamps Smart? (This Method Will SURPRISE You!)

Most websites will just tell you to put a smart bulb in an existing fixture… but what if there is another way? What if your favorite lamp doesn’t take a traditional bulb? In the first part of this article we looked at the inner workings of a lamp that utilises LED strip and covered some…