Home Assistant: Condition Based Auto Entities Card

Overview I was looking for a way to show / hide information based on states or attributes of an entity. Example use cases: Show any windows / doors which are open. List any low battery devices. Pre-Requisite Optional: Home Assistant … Continue reading



Bed Sensor With Home Assistant

Overview I had got a set of Ikea FYRTUR which I managed to pair with the SmartThings v3 hub. The goal was to automate the blinds, lights and heated blankets. Instructions and details are provided here as is. Existing Method … Continue reading



Home Assistant Introduction

Overview I have been using Home Assistant for 6 months and it has been an amazing investment of time and energy. Home Assistant is like the controller or brains behind any home automation. As a community project, it has it’s … Continue reading



Living With Hive (Home)

Overview Hive is a British Gas creation which allows remote control of your home water and heating control by replacing your thermostat and timer controls. It’s a step into home automation which we have had for over a year and … Continue reading



British Plug Cap Phone Stand

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Current Cost CC128 Envi Review

Overview A home automation article popped up in my RSS feed and lead me to this cool device. It’s a combination of a display and sensor which allows you to monitor and track the amount of electricity is being used … Continue reading



George Foreman Easy Clean Grill 14066 Review

I didn’t need a grill but the electric oven is not the best for grilling especially the layout of the shelf (that’s right one shelf). I saw the George Foreman Easy Clean Grill 14066 for less than £20 when it … Continue reading



Russell Hobbs 14165 Turbo Brush Head Cleaning Problem

An update to my experience of the Russell Hobbs 14165 which I had reviewed few months back. Now that I’ve had it for a while I thought I’d check the turbo head which has a rotating brush head. It’s great … Continue reading