Home Automation

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$20 Automated Staircase RGB LED Lighting: DESIGN #part1

My staircase has claimed a broken toe some time ago. Fortunately, it wasn't my toe, but I feel for the poor fella.  The toe...
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Creating Amazon Dash Yeelight remote

When I have seen perfectly referenced API that comes with Yeelight Smart bulbs I knew it's gonna be fun!  It took me some time...
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Use Amazon Dash as smart light remote

I have talked about the Tasker and Yeelight integration before. The recent app update has broken few things. I have submitted my feedback to...
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Tasker and Yeelight – turn your lights on upon arrival

I talked about emulating sunsets and sunrises with Yeelight before, this time around I want to make sure I will live long enough to...
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Emulating sunsets and sunrises with Tasker and Yeelight

It's getting darker and gloomier here in the northern hemisphere, especially in the UK where the natural light is out past 6 pm. Since...

Getting Alexa to talk

Encouraged by my recent 'successes' with Amazon Echo and NodeRED, I came up with few more scenarios that I would find rather useful. Getting...
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Alexa, wake up my computer (Tasker too!)

It's not the first time I deal with this project, and oh boy, each time it does change quite a bit. How is this...

Tasker and NodeRED – Streamlining notification system

From the previous write up we know I can use Tasker and NodeRED together. I want to have a very efficient and easy way...

How to add SSL certification to NodeRED

I'm playing with Alexa and Amazon AWS services. Frankly speaking, to get anything to work there is always something else that you need to do....
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Alexa and NodeRED integration

It's oh so good to walk into the office and completely ignore the light switch. Hey Alexa, please please make it shine! I guess...

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...