Home Assistant

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Home Assistant - It's Been A While ... Lovelace UI

Home Assistant - It's Been A While ... Lovelace UI

Hello there and welcome back! It's been a while since we've mentioned Home Assistant (HA), let alone knocked up a post so please accept my most humbled apologies, shits been busy recently. However now I've got some time, let's get back into Home Assistant and have a goose at the Lovelace UI. If you haven't already, check out my previous post which goes into HA, which sensors I plan to use and where. Today I thought I'd go over the UI I've managed to setup so far whilst I'm still building/buying the remaining sensors! I won't go balls deep

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Home Assistant (Hass.io) - Home Automation, The Beginning

Home Assistant (Hass.io) - Home Automation, The Beginning

Damm, a pretty dramatic intro there. However if you're a keen reader, my first post in question, I mentioned that I'm very much into the whole 'Home Automation' thing. In particular a system called Home Assistant. I stumbled across this around a year back whilst looking for something to manage custom built sensors ranging from temperature and humidity, ... At the time I was on track to use a similar solution called MySensors. So what is Home Assistant?I'm not going to go through the hassle of writing a guide as its relevantly easy to setup. All you need is a

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Lego Train Shelf. Slowly Does It. Part 1

Lego Train Shelf. Slowly Does It. Part 1

So it's slowly coming to fruition, the all singing Lego Train Shelf! Not as exciting as it sounds. It has only taken me a year to pull my finger out and finally start to get some shit done! It basically consists of a floating shelf around my office, supporting the all-important Lego Train. Each piece is supported using L brackets on the up side, then fixed to the wall, giving it a 'floating' effect oO0ooooOo00! In regards to controlling the train, the aim is to clone/copy the current IR signals from the LEGO remote controller, and replay them via

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