Home Assistant – Room Tracking 2

Last post I walked through setting up Room Assistant and wasn’t super happy with it. I’m giving Find a try today which can work in 2 different ways: Passive Tracking This is similar to Room Assistant, except instead of Bluetooth it uses WiFi. This doesn’t require anything to be set-up on the device you’re tracking, […]

Bad Nest!

With Google semi-recently closing down their APIs for Nest products, I was starting to look for a new Thermostat. This was unfortunate since the Nest thermostat is a really nice looking piece of hardware. Fortunately someone did some sleuthing and figured out what the new APIs are and published them in an unofficial HA integration. […]

Network Revamp

Our WiFi has been painfully slow, so I’m going to try an overhaul and document it this time. I can barely remember the specifics of how I originally set it up and have limited notes, so I’m basically starting from scratch. Right now I basically have two networks, the one provided by my ISP (a […]

MySensors – Part 1

I’m trying to give MySensors another chance; I gave it a half-hearted attempt when I first got started with home automation, but never got very far. I’m going to demo this with an OG Raspberry Pi B and if it works and I like it, I might transfer it over to another Pi that’s already […]

OpenLitter – Update 3: ESP32 Software

I haven’t made much progress on this project, partly due to shifting priorities (I got a new smart doorbell) and partly due to frustrations with programming the ESP32 with microPython. I feel like I’m going insane, performing the exact same operations within uPyCraft would sometimes work perfectly and others do nothing. I still want to program […]