Posts
Brian Hanifin
Cancel

DIY Irrigation Controller: Home Assistant Integration

Articles in this series: Hardware, Electronics, and ESPHome code Lovelace User Interface Entities & Simplified User Interface Home Assistant Entities & Simplified User Interface Y...

Outdoor Illuminance Template Sensor

Phil Bruckner (@pnbruckner) created a terrific outdoor Illuminance sensor component. Unfortunately it seemed that every time he has added support for a new weather service, support for that servic...

Inovelli Red Series Status LED Script Update

This is a follow up to my previous article Inovelli Z-Wave Dimmer Status LED in Home Assistant. If you are interested in the basics of how to use this script to send notification light animations t...

IKEA Trådfri Remote: ZHA Double (and Triple) Click

I recently picked up an IKEA Trådfri Remote to try out. My computer is in the Living Room and I thought it would be nice to have a multi function remote to manage the fan and lights around me. U...

Jekyll Local Testing using Docker on Unraid

This site runs a software called Jekyll It requires a copy of the software to be installed on your local computer to preview the article you are writing. When I started this website I had to insta...

DIY Irrigation Controller: Lovelace User Interface

Articles in this series: Hardware, Electronics, and ESPHome code Lovelace User Interface Entities & Simplified User Interface DIY Irrigation Controller Part 2 While my the Irrigation ...

DIY Irrigation Controller

Articles in this series: Hardware, Electronics, and ESPHome code Lovelace User Interface Entities & Simplified User Interface This project took a long time to put together. There were...

Inovelli Z-Wave Dimmer Status LED in Home Assistant

Recently I ordered Inovelli (Red Series) Z-Wave Dimmer from Amazon. I primarily got it because for the ability to take actions based on up to 5 taps up (and down). I set it up to toggle one lamp w...

Home Assistant Template Macros: Date and Time

Over time I have created a large library of date and time manipulation code which are used in my automations and scripts. I plan to update this post with the snippets as I add to my library. Date ...

Voice Event Reminders with a User Interface

Some of my favorite “quality of life” automations are: 1.) an LED strip that turns on when anyone enters the kitchen, 2.) bedside lights that help us wake up in the morning, and 3.) Alexa voice ale...