Home Automation

Home Automation

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Flashing Tasmota on Sonoff POW R2

Flashing Tasmota on Sonoff POW R2.
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Hands on: Sonoff POW R2

What is the Sonoff POW R2 all about? Let's see what can you do with it.

Preserving variables in NodeRED

Save precious data in NodeRED! Don't let it get wiped by the server restart and learn how to preserve variables in NodeRED.
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IKEA Trådfri Gateway sucks little less from today

I have been clearing my mobile notifications this morning when I spotted an update to the IKEA Trådfri app. I talked about what you...
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A “goodnight” button – MiHome switch it all and more

I'm not going to lie, there are many times I ended up in bed "accidentally" then absolutely hated getting back up and...
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Goodbye “bigtimer” node… [for now] – NodeRED sun and time

From time to time, I get a crazy idea of changing something small in my automation setup. Usually, an idea like that drags me...
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Things they don’t tell you about IKEA Trådfri

I got a couple of IKEA Trådfri kits and the Gateway. I covered the "out of the box" functionality in this post. During my tests,...
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IKEA Trådfri – Home automation level: MEATBALLS

Encouraged by the news about IKEA Trådfri and Xiaomi cooperation I splashed out some money to get IKEA Trådfri lights and switches. The range isn't amazing,...
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Insult-o-tron 9000 and couple of other PC tricks

There is more than one way to skin the cat. There are at least five ways to use Aqara cube in your home automation....
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Turning buttons into dimmers – Xiaomi MiHome Switch in NodeRED

A button can be more than just a click. It could be at least three things, as shown in this Xiaomi MiHome Switch overview....

NodeRED for beginners

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NodeRED for beginners: 7. Tips & Tricks

That's the last post of this series with a couple of tips and tricks you might find handy while building your own flows. These...
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NodeRED for beginners: 6. Function node

The Function Node is one of the most useful nodes in NodeRED. It's a javascript editor which doesn't do much unless you tell it...
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NodeRED for beginners: 5. Connectivity

I explained how to process the data in the last tutorial, its time to learn how to send the data to NodeRED and how...
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NodeRED for beginners: 4. Data Processing

If you made your first flow already, you know that data is passed between each node. If you want to see this in a simplified example,...
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NodeRED for beginners: 3. Your First Flow

We talked about why you should get NodeRED in the first place, and how to get started with NodeRED, now it's time for your...