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.
Voice AssistantsGoogle Assistant and Alexa controls
ZigbeeZigbee2MQTT and more
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DIY Smart Washing Machine – for about 15 bucks!
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Nora – Google Assistant in NodeRED
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IKEA in NodeRED
Control Spotify with IKEA Symfonisk
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IKEA Tradfri Socket in NodeRED
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IKEA TRADFRI light bulbs in NodeRED
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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!
Mapping IKEA TRADFRI remote in NodeRED
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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