Integrating 433Mhz smoke detectors with Home Assistant 4

Integrating 433Mhz smoke detectors with Home Assistant
Smoke detectors are simple and effective means for saving lives and reducing damage to property in case of a fire. You should use smoke detectors in your house even if your local regulations don’t require you to do so. All smoke detectors make a loud beeping alarm sound if smoke is detected, but some models ...

Making a proper adapter board for the “smart” WiFi Rinnai

Making a proper adapter board for the
This is a quick follow-up post to my previous article about converting a Rinnai heater device to a smart device and controlling it with WiFi. Previously, when making the board that connects between the ESP32 and the traces of the Rinnai control panel, I did something that is not per-spec. I was using the ESP32 ...

Changing a “dumb” Rinnai water heater to a smart one 17

Changing a
This article covers a home automation project, in which I extended a control panel of a Rinnai gas water heater with an ESP32. The ESP32 then functions as an interface between the control panel and Home Assistant, a home automation software. tl;dr, the ESP32 sits as a MitM (proxy) on a few data lines inside ...

DLNA or who the hell needs a “smart” TV? 1

DLNA or who the hell needs a
Most consumers prefer integrated solutions. A gadget that does everything and the more the merrier. I think that most of the time, you can get a better solution if you integrate top-of-category components yourself. Especially if, like me, you love technology and are not afraid of integrating. A few months ago, when I was shopping ...