Home Assistant Yellow has been absolutely smashing its crowdfunding goals [https://www.crowdsupply.com/nabu-casa/home-assistant-amber] since it first launched, reaching its initial target in under 5 days and currently its over 180% funded with 11 days left and I can see why: it’s a really attractive first attempt
Introduction If you’ve spent any time researching Wi-Fi solutions, you’ve probably came across Ubiquiti at some point, a major player in the enterprise space and now making serious inroads into the homes of many enthusiasts with their latest offering – Unifi Protect – their video surveillance platform which is in
Recently after automating many of my lights with motion sensors (guide here [https://everythingsmarthome.co.uk/howto/how-to-make-your-own-dual-purpose-wireless-alarm-system-with-home-assistant-part-1/] ) I found myself wanting a way to automatically switch everything off at night. The question was how to properly determine when my partner and I had went to bed for the night?
Following on from our last post about installing ESPHome on cheap smart bulbs from Amazon [https://everythingsmarthome.co.uk/howto/how-to-install-esphome-or-tasmota-on-a-cheap-smart-wifi-rgb-bulb/] , this time we are going to take cheap RGBW controllers and LED strips and install ESPHome on them to add to our Home Assistant integration, expanding our DIY Philips