Home Automation

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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....

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...

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...