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Jul/22

Home Assistant Continuous Integration Workflow

Overview Development pipelines such as version control to deploying changes automatically. In Home Assistant’s case, you can make changes in YAML text files anywhere and Home Assistant can pick up the changes and automatically load them. Tools I use GitHub … Continue reading

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May/22

Water Depth Sensor With ESP32

Overview We live in a house with a water tank in the loft which uses gravity to feed water to any of the water sources upstairs in the house like the hot water tank to bathroom taps. Now and again, … Continue reading

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Feb/22

Home Assistant Backup

Overview Backups are very important especially the amount of effort spent in automating everything. If the automations are done right, any loss would have a impact whether it’s inconvenience to dependencies making the time to recover even more important. I … Continue reading

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Jul/21

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

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May/21

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

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Aug/20

Install Network UPS Monitoring Server

Overview I have been using an Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) on and off for years. It was in the last few years when we noticed the lights brightening and dimming on halogen bulbs I decided to look into it deeper … Continue reading