ZBBridge

Setting up a Zigbee WiFi bridge using Tasmota and Sonoff hardware

Introduction This post is about bridging Zigbee devices to my Home Assistant server. From Wikipedia : “Zigbee is a low-cost, low-power, wireless mesh network standard targeted at battery-powered devices in wireless control and monitoring applications. Zigbee delivers low-latency communication. Zigbee chips are typically integrated with radios and with microcontrollers.” Make sure to not confuse with […]

Sonoff RF Bridge 433 Mhz & Tasmota custom firmware

Introduction This project is about controlling power plugs connected to standing lights in my living room. I’ve a set of 3 plugs with one remote controller. The remote controller uses radio-frequencies (RF) to sent commands to the plugs. The RF are of the common 433 Mhz. My current home automation is hosted in-house and built […]

Gaming PC rig special quarantine : Intel and GeForce

Introduction Given the current events, most of us probably have some free time. This is the perfect opportunity to plan your next PC configuration 🙂 This article does not aim to be the cheapest or even the most powerful but rather to be the most balanced. The products listed here are the ones I would […]

Use Homie Firmware to Drive Sonoff Switch Module (ESP8266 Based)

Introduction This is a followup instructable, I’ve written this one a bit after “Building Homie Devices for IoT or Home Automation“. The later was focusing on basic monitoring (DHT22 FR/DE, DS18B20 FR/DE, light) around D1 Mini boards. This time, I’d like to show how to add a serial header for FTDI adapter (FR/DE) on a Sonoff WiFi […]

Building Homie Devices for IoT or Home Automation

Intro This instructable is part of my DIY Home Automation series, check out main article “Planning a DIY Home Automation System“. If you don’t know yet what Homie is, have a look at homie-esp8266 + homie from Marvin Roger.There are many many sensors. I’m covering the very basic ones in order to give reader the requirements to get started building […]

Planning a DIY Home Automation System

Introduction The purpose of this instructable is not to tell you how you can do whatever you’d like your home to do. Instead it has been written to make an idea a reality but also turn madness into sanity by understanding the limits (technology, cost, time required, safety…). There a lot of very good guides […]