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More than just a click! Xiaomi MiHome Switch

A new Xiaomi device had arrived today - MiHome Switch. This is another Zigbee enabled device to control the Xiaomi's Mijia (MiHome) ecosystem. And...
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NodeRED: Who’s home?

I'm an avid fan of what Fing app and Fingbox can do. You should seriously read about it! I also understand that splashing out $99...
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Xiaomi Aqara Temp & Humidity sensor in NodeRED

Some time ago, I made a NEST alike smart controller for my thermostat. This device used NodeRED as the platform and up until now,...
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Xiaomi Aqara cube in NodeRED

I got the Xiaomi Aqara cube a couple of weeks ago. It's a very creative controller which can be used to control lights or as...
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Xiaomi Gateway in NodeRED

I reviewed the Xiaomi Mi Home Hub as a standalone gadget, it is time to see how I can integrate the device with my...
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Biscuit Thief! – Xiaomi Aqara cube security

Thanks to GearBest I got to play with Xiaomi Mi Home devices. I got the hub (gateway), the temperature and humidity sensor and the...

Ridiculously small Xiaomi Aqara Temperature & Humidity sensor

A couple of weeks ago I completed my $5 NEST alike thermostat. The makeshift device has a single DHT11 temp sensor, which is less...

The future is here: Xiaomi Aqara Cube controller

When you think about the word "controller" or "remote" there would be a number of things that could come to mind: Playstation or Xbox...

Xiaomi’s Mijia hub (Mi Home): more than a hub

I have been dismissing the idea of buying a "hub" device for a while. I run a NodeRED server and adding yet another hub...
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Streaming your own music on Amazon Echo for free

Google Home Mini has been my default smart speaker for streaming music, as the sound was decent, and Google made streaming your own tracks...

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...