Magic Mirror

After six years, an upgraded homemade smart mirror project comes to life, involving a 27″ Dell monitor, two-way glass, Raspberry Pi, and various DIY components. Assembled and software-configured with MagicMirror2, the mirror showcases real-time information using diverse modules like news, weather, and music, enhancing convenience and aesthetics.

Automate Boring Stuff Home Assistant

Automate Ring Security Alarm

This homeowner outlines a home automation system using location tracking and presence detection to manage security settings, like arming the home at night or when away. Automations are triggered by family members’ locations via smartphone apps and WiFi connections, and account for specific scenarios such as unlocking doors or motion detection, to avoid false alarms and offer peace of mind without manual intervention. The system also integrates with various smart home devices and platforms.

Home Assistant Automate Boring Stuff

Alexa, warm up the milk

A father improved his milk-warming process with home automation, progressing through three versions. Initially, he used an Alexa voice command with a Kasa smart switch. He then added a Zigbee button for convenience and non-Alexa users. Finally, leveraging his Eero mesh WiFi, he improved location accuracy for the sound alert through Home Assistant, offering a seamless experience regardless of the room. He shares his Home Assistant nursery dashboard for others seeking automation inspiration.

Dashboards Home Assistant

Home Assistant Dashboard – Climate Control

This Home Assistant dashboard view covers everything related to the indoor climate and climate controls. Integrations Nest thermostat Dummy thermostat to mock upstairs climate control Zigbee temperature, humidity and illuminance sensors Automations Switch climate control zones based on time of the day and occupancy I don’t have multiple hvac zones. I have a nest thermostat […]

Dashboards Home Assistant

Home Assistant Dashboard – Weather

This Home Assistant dashboard view covers everything related to weather and forecast. Integrations Accuweather, Darksky, OpenWeatherMap for weather conditions and forecast AirVisual for Air Quality Index for weather alerts for iframe embeds (Rain and Temperature) WSDOT for live traffic camera Automations Sever weather alerts Alert when Air quality index drops Flu and alergy […]