Monitoring and controlling my furnace using Tasmota

Introduction This article is a follow-up of my previous (old)  French post “Domotiser une ancienne chaudière mazout : Gestion du thermostat“. That previous built used a custom firmware to control relays, measure water temps and show status on a OLED screen. Time has past and Tasmota is a very capable and easy to integrate framework. […]

Node-RED Flow Overview

Home Assistant : Keep a plug always on (restore failed plugs)

Introduction This simple post explains how I setup a “Restore critical plugs powering off” and “Notify about critical plugs restoration” using Home Assistant and Node-RED. While this is hacky (in my case due to Home Assistant – Zigbee device updates : ZHA / ZHA_TOOLKIT OTA), it still fixes some real world issues like plugs turned off […]

Home Assistant to control per room valves on a schedule

A summarized guide in using Node-RED and JavaScript to schedule per room temperature with help of MOES Zigbee valves.

Home Assistant – Zigbee device updates and plugs shutting down

Introduction I quickly put together this article to provide guidance on how I flashed my cheap AliExpress ZigBee Smart plug. These are also known as Tuya TS011F. Consider this as a work in progress article. The purpose is to fix a firmware flaw causing the plugs to turn off when reaching 251 volts. Even if […]


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 Z-Wave, they are […]