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.

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Voice Assistants
Google Assistant and Alexa controls

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Aqara Roller Shade Driver E1 & Zigbee2MQTT

Taking Aqara E1 apart, adding it to Zigbee2MQTT and NodeRED. This time with sunset/sunrise and temp controls
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How to wake on LAN computers and put it to sleep with Power Menu, Alexa and Google Assistant

How to Wake on LAN properly via Android, Alexa, Google Assistant and Web
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Zigbee
Zigbee2MQTT and more

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This hunts unresponsive ZigBee sensors

Unresponsive ZigBee sensors can make or break Smart Home. This NodeRED flow alerts your Android phone when a sensor misbehaves
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Sonoff ZB Curtains have one advantage

I would never suspect Sonoff to make a curtain driver - and now it's here and it comes with one big advantage - meet Sonoff ZB Curtain.

Best Automation

Tuya SDK for beginners: Intro to Tuya Cloud API

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Working with Tuya Cloud API. A guide to Cloud automation for beginners, get started with REST!

NEST your old thermostat under $5

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Nest-ing up your older thermostat under $5

DIY Smart Washing Machine – for about 15 bucks!

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Learn how to add washing machine notifications to your Google Home on the cheap

Nora – Google Assistant in NodeRED

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

Things they don’t tell you about IKEA Trådfri

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There are things you should know about IKEA Tradfri before you make your purchase

Latest

“Secret” Zigbee2MQTT Dashboard

Zigbee2MQTT Dashboard
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I can't believe no one told me about this sooner. After 2 years, I'm making sure you are not left in the same as me, cave - use Zigbee2MQTT Dashboard.

Smart Socket – IFREEQ [Tuya Expo edition]

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Thanks to Tuya Expo, you can browse 100s of products that won't break your home automation budget - let's start with IFREEQ Smart Plug

Never mind Evvr Smart Switch, look at that panel!

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Evvr Smart Switch brings 2 part module to enable no-neutral ZigBee and Z-Wave connections to your wall switches turning them smart without compromise!

Aqara TRV will support Matter!

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Aqara just released Aqara TRV - their ZigBee 3.0 thermostatic radiator valve to control your heating - with... Matter support

Shelly Motion2 is EVERYTHING

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I always wanted a universal node that delivers all environmental data at once - Shelly Motion2 comes very close to that.

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!