New Toys!

I’ve had two new toys arrive today! The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ that was released yesterday, arrived today. This is great turn-around by Pimoroni! I’m planning to put Home Assistant on it and use it as a local server.

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Home Assistant

I’ve been checking out OpenHAB and Home Assistant. I think I will set up Home Assistant in my house. I really like the architecture and the way the code is structured. I’m a big fan of Python too. OpenHAB is written in Java, which I quite like, but for an application like this, I want something that is easier for me to hack.

Home automation control with Sonoff

SuperHouseTV have a great video on using the Sonoff, Arduino, OpenHAB and MQTT to control your house. Jon demos using the embedded software/cloud solution to control a light, as well as flashing the firmware yourself and setting up the Sonoff for over-the-air updates and controlling with MQTT. Well worth a watch!

Links to the Github pages for the sketches are in the show-notes.