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The below video you see are coming from my home automation journey. Do checkout my DIY coffee table LED. I believe its “sellable” if there is a mass production on this. Any investors willing to chip in to make it happen? LOL !! Technologies like this are what intrigues me, it allows me to find answers deeper and replicate the same stuff people are doing on/with the internet.
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Home Assistant + HA Bridge + Broadlink RM2 + Raspberry PI + Google Home IntegrationA combine integration of Home Assistant + HA Bridge + the cheap Broadlink RM2 and Google Home or Amazon echo
step 1, you need to have a working Home Assistant image running on PI. its call HASSBIAN. Download here https://github.com/home-assistant/pi-gen/releases. to learn how to install it, read here https://home-assistant.io/getting-started/installation-raspberry-pi-image.
step 2, after installation of HASS, open browser and access http://ip address of pi:8123
username is pi password is raspberry by default
This will be your first contact with HASS.
step 3, for windows use winscp to connect to the HASS folder.
Navigate to home/homeassistant/.homeassistant
and open the configuration.yaml file
step 4, input the following code into the configuration.yaml code.
friendly_name: "master chromecast"
(DO NOT USE MY command on / off code as your tv brand and mine may not be the same) copy the code from the original website https://home-assistant.io/components/switch.broadlink/
step 5, access the the HASS web host http://ip address of pi:8123
on the top left.
Under developer tools, go to services, then domain choose broadlink, under services choose learn command. press Call Service and click a button on the remote you are going to learn.
step 6, once remote button is learn, there will be a persisttent notification on the webhost of HASS.
copy the code and paste it in the step 4 code and run the yaml file to check for error, else the HASS application wont start. Restart the home assistant service by using a putty application
sudo systemctl restart email@example.com
step 7, using a habridge from bwssystem http://bwssystems.com/
install the latest version 4.1.1. In the bridge control tab, add the home assistant into habridge.
once added you will see home assistant devices, select the device and change the name of the device you want to voice command by.
Step 8, once added, open google home app on the phone and navigate to home control. refresh the page to see the new device.
step 9, try your voice control of broadlink connected devices
Step 10, BEFORE YOU TRY, PLEASE READ UP ABIT ON THE WEBSITE I PROVIDED.
Credits goes to Home Assistant, BWSSystem and HABridge.
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Smart Doorbell !!! Fibaro Video Gate demoHi Guys,
Thanks for subsccribing. For this setup, i wanted to achieve knowing who's at my door when i'm out of the house. being able to get push notification from Fibaro, and immediately launch the Fibaro Video gate app to see if it's anyone impt and do certain task like open the door or flick a light during the night while in the bedroom or take a snapshot, there are many possible ideas on how to achieve greater results with this setup. for me, i just want to know who's at the door.
So, you will need an IPcam, a fibaro door sensor and a fibaro controller for this to work. By default, videogate is disabled on the phone app, But you can enable it, by linking up the door sensor as the activator and the ipcam as a camera with the Fibaro app to push notification to your phone.
Here's how to do it. login to your Fibaro controller.
1) Click Panels
2) Click Linked Devices
3) Click Add in the Video Gate Column
4) Under Name, i chose Doorbell Pressed for my purpose
5) Choose a room
6) Under camera, choose your outdoor camera (for my setup)
7) For Input For Bell Push, choose your Fibaro Door Sensor
and last Output to open the gate choose you door lock or lights.
Note: i use a spare switch from a 2x15 fibaro module and created the unlock door scene.
Leave a comment and thanks guys. Hope you like this hack.
Fibaro HC2 + Amazon Echo IntegrationFor the Fibaro'ers. Voice control from Amazon Echo. Yeah !
I'm running this on a raspberry Pi running bwssystems habridge jar.
To get started, you will have to read the MicasaVerde forum's 115 pages. OK I'm kidding, just head straight to page 44 and you will find the treasure chest. I'm not wrong, its Micasaverde forum, but it works for Fibaro HC2 and HCLite.
Credit to Crush's bridge
Follow HMSpain's tutorial here http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=31920.645
This is the habridge jar file https://github.com/bwssytems/ha-bridge
As you go along, you might find some problem here and there, but just hang on and google for fix.
Problem i faced, whenever turn on or off a device, the echo will reply " sorry the device is not responding, please check power supply" although my lights was able to relate to my command.
A friend from www.domotics.sg, help me edit the source file of ha-bridge and that settles the error echo was replying. now echo replies OK. Credit to Dewei Lin. Or, you can join our facebook page here to get more answers. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HAGSG/
You need to have java skill to edit within Eclipse. I have not learn how to do it but feel free to shoot question, i will try to find answers.
Veralite + Homekit Bridge + Siri Home AutomationControl veralite device from iphone. A homekit bridge is needed to install on mac/pc/rpi.
I use Elgato Eve free app on app store to connect my device.
Here's the link if you are interested.
this are the steps i've taken
Install Node and git for your operating system. If you're running Debian/Ubuntu, you can run the following two lines:
sudo apt-get install build-essential libavahi-compat-libdnssd-dev git
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_0.12 | sudo bash -
Next, run the following lines to install the bridge
git clone --recursive https://github.com/Hackworth/VeraHomeKitBridge.git
Edit config.json, enter your Vera's IP address as well as the names of your garage doors, if any. This is case sensative.
Finally, run the following to start the HomeKit bridge:
npm run start
There are several applications in the iOS App Store you can use to add HomeKit devices, MyTouchHome and Eve are known to work. The PIN code for adding devices is listed in the config file you edited earlier.
VeraHomeKitBridge will treat Vera pairs of scenes as binary switches.
For example, if you have two scenes named Media Center - On and
Media Center - Off, it will expose that to HomeKit as *Media Center*
and inteligently run the correct scene if you asked it to turn on or
Periodic updates of HAP-NodeJS are required for new versions of iOS,
here are complete instructions for upgrading.
git submodule foreach git pull
rm -rf persist
On your primary iOS device, Settings -Privacy - HomeKit - Reset
Re-add all your HomeKit devices
Most of this is just HAP-NodeJS https://github.com/KhaosT/HAP-NodeJS
and the rest was made by user Albeebe on the Vera forums.
Amazon Echo and Veralite Home AutomationA combination of Amazon Echo and Veralite Home Automation.
For a detail tutorial on how to bridge Vera and Amazon Echo for home automation control, please head to http://www.domotics.sg. Many other exciting tutorials on that webby. Check it out now.
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