Home Automation

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Sonoff Mini vs Shelly 1

Which smart switch is better for your home? Sonoff Mini vs Shelly 1
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What’s new in NodeRED 1.0

What's new in upcoming NodeRED 1.0. Quick overview of the most important changes.
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Sonoff R3 DIY mode & why it sucks

Long awaited Sonoff R3 DIY mode is even worse than I expected.
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Amazon Dash buttons alternative?

Amazon says goodbye to Amazon Dash buttons so it's time to find better alternatives!
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IKEA TRADFRI light bulbs in NodeRED

Learn how to control IKEA TRADFRI light bulbs in NodeRED using Zigbee2MQTT
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Smarter IKEA TRADFRI motion sensor in NodeRED

On its own IKEA TRADFRI motion sensor is very simple and not exactly smart. Thanks to NodeRED I'm able to add more features and turn this motion sensor in a truly connected thing!
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Mapping IKEA TRADFRI remote in NodeRED

How to use IKEA TRADFRI remote in NodeRED and replicate its original functionality with other devices.
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Using IKEA TRADFRI dimmers in NodeRED

Use IKEA TRADFRI dimmer to dim any NodeRED compatibile light, not just IKEA lightbulbs!
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Adding new devices to Zigbee2MQTT

Adding new devices to Zigbee2MQTT isn't as hard as you think. Adding new devices via config files

Dynamic IP updates in NodeRED

Update the global variable each time your server variable will change so you could always send and receive the data from the correct IP 

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...