NodeRED

NodeREDautomation

Smart Home should be tailored to your needs. I could relay on a single brand and make my home automation tied to a specific service, but I like the freedom and creativity that comes with connecting my favourite gadgets together against the rules. Most of my Smart Home projects are based on NodeRED or Raspberry Pi as thanks to this approach I can enjoy IKEA buttons with MiHome Lights and Sonoff gadgets. It may take more time and energy than a commercial system, but my approach is often less expensive and much more rewarding. Take a look at each ecosystem and learn how to make it all play nice together.

Integrate with:

Voice Assistants
Google Assistant and Alexa controls

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Nora – Google Assistant in NodeRED

Integrate Google Assistant with NodeRED thanks to Nora - NodeRED home automation
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Retrofit Smart Door on a budget

Retrofit "smart" into your door on a budget - introducing DIY Smart door
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Creating a smarter light switch

Smart light switches are cool, but you can make it even better if you add n+ gangs to it

Goodbye gBridge, gBridge alternatives

As the gBridge shutdown is imminent, it's time to look for gBridge alternatives.
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Smart Speakers vs Lasers & voice injection hacking

Is laser hacking dangerous and what possible steps you should take to increase security of your smart home.
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Waking up with Zemismart Motorised Curtains

Use Zemismart Motorised Curtains to transform your bedroom into something from the future!
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Slow Internet Warning

From time to time my Internet grinds to a stop. Since Raspberry Pi 4 comes with a 1Gbps Ethernet, I decided to take advantage of it and create a reporting system in NodeRED that will monitor and report when the ISP is not keeping the contractual agreements. Works with Alexa, Google Home, Android and Windows 10.
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Retrofitting smart heating with Google Assistant & Alexa

Retrofitted, smart heating system for any home!

Zigbee
Zigbee2MQTT and more

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Sonoff Zigbee Bridge – preview

Sonoff line up will soon include Sonoff Zigbee Bridge and more Zigbee sensors - here is the first look
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Retrofit Smart Door on a budget

Retrofit "smart" into your door on a budget - introducing DIY Smart door

Get CC2531 on the ITEAD store instead

ITEAD sells CC2531 flashed and ready for Zigbee2MQTT
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Using Smart Light Switches over Smart Bulbs?

Everything you need to know to start home automation with Smart Light Switches
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Zigbee Low Battery Warning

Zigbee devices add up quickly, so monitoring battery levels for dozen or so of them could be a challenge. Not with Zigbee Low Battery Warning system!
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No Tasmota needed – Sonoff Basic R3 Zigbee

Does Sonoff Basic R3 Zigbee needs Tasmota? Testing the smart switch with Zigbee interface from Itead guys

Best Automation

ESP8266 WIFI lights under $5

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Your Sonoff device can't do this!

Free wireless doorbell (Amazon Dash button hack)

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The most terrifying situation I can imagine* is missing a parcel

New Amazon Dash Buttons

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You can teach new buttons old tricks!

ESP8266 ceiling light – demo

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Testing the ESP8266 as a WIFI light controller

Try Tasker and Raspberry Pi for your home automation needs!

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Raspberry Pi can help you with your Tasker profiles

Latest

Nora – Google Assistant in NodeRED

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Integrate Google Assistant with NodeRED thanks to Nora - NodeRED home automation

“Inching” like a PRO (nodeRED edition)

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Learn how to add inching to anything in NodeRED

Smart overnight charging with Tasker

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Still keeping your phone plugged in overnight? Try smarter overnight charging with this profile

Sonoff Micro – IoT switch with more than one secret

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Sonoff Micro is the smallest member of the ITEAD family and it comes with a secret.

Is Sonoff DIY 2.0 better?

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I'm testing Sonoff DIY 2.0 mode to see if it's better this time around.

IKEA in NodeRED

Control Spotify with IKEA Symfonisk

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Control Spotify with IKEA Symfonisk remote. Use NodeRED to add custom devices and actions to this IKEA Tradfri remote controller.

IKEA TRADFRI Wireless dimmer in NodeRED

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Thanks to NodeRED you can use IKEA TRADFRI Wireless Dimmer to interact with everything

IKEA Tradfri Socket in NodeRED

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How to use IKEA Tradfri Socket in NodeRED and make it much better!

IKEA TRADFRI light bulbs in NodeRED

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

Smarter IKEA TRADFRI motion sensor in NodeRED

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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!

Mapping IKEA TRADFRI remote in NodeRED

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

Using IKEA TRADFRI dimmers in NodeRED

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Use IKEA TRADFRI dimmer to dim any NodeRED compatibile light, not just IKEA lightbulbs!