Home Assistant For Beginners Part 4: Groups, Views, and Icons

 

 

In our fourth Home Assistant for Beginners videos we cover Groups, Views, and Icons.  This allows us to keep our Home Assistant interface clean and responsive to user needs.

This is a continuation of the diyAutomate Home Assistant for Beginners series. The entire series can be found here: https://goo.gl/BBTg9x

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Final Configuration.yaml File from the video:

homeassistant:
# Name of the location where Home Assistant is running
name: Loft
# Location required to calculate the time the sun rises and sets
latitude: 39.9872
longitude: -75.2471
# Impacts weather/sunrise data (altitude above sea level in meters)
elevation: 65
# metric for Metric, imperial for Imperial
unit_system: imperial
# Pick yours from here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tz_database_time_zones
time_zone: America/New_York
customize:
sensor.pws_alerts:
friendly_name: Alerts
light.bedroom:
friendly_name: SleepRoom
hidden: true
sensor.pws_temp_f:
friendly_name: Temp
icon: mdi:temperature-fahrenheit
sensor.pws_precip_today_in:
friendly_name: Today's Rain
sensor.pws_relative_humidity:
friendly_name: R/H
sensor.pws_wind_mph:
friendly_name: Wind
sensor.yr_symbol:
hidden: true
sensor.pws_precip_1hr_in:
hidden: true
sensor.pws_precip_1hr_string:
hidden: true
sensor.pws_heat_index_f:
friendly_name: Heat Index
sensor.pws_feelslike_f:
friendly_name: Feels Like
sensor.pws_elevation:
hidden: true
sensor.pws_dewpoint_string:
friendly_name: Dew Point Desc.
hidden: true
sensor.pws_dewpoint_f:
friendly_name: Dewpoint
light.kitchen_table:
friendly_name: Kitchen Light
icon: mdi:flashlight
group:
Main_Livingroom_Lights:
name: Living Area Lights
entities:
- light.kitchen_table
- light.over_couch
Main_Livingroom_View:
name: Living Room
view: yes
entities:
- group.main_livingroom_lights
Main_Weather:
name: Weather
entities:
- sensor.pws_alerts
- sensor.pws_temp_f
- sensor.pws_precip_today_in
- sensor.pws_relative_humidity
- sensor.pws_wind_mph
- sensor.pws_heat_index_f
- sensor.pws_feelslike_f
- sensor.pws_elevation
- sensor.pws_dewpoint_string
- sensor.pws_dewpoint_f

# Show links to resources in log and frontend
# introduction:

# Enables the frontend
frontend:

http:
# Uncomment this to add a password (recommended!)
# api_password: !secret http_password

# Checks for available updates
updater:

# Discover some devices automatically
#discovery:

# Allows you to issue voice commands from the frontend in enabled browsers
conversation:

# Enables support for tracking state changes over time.
history:

# View all events in a logbook
logbook:

# Track the sun
sun:

# Weather Prediction
#sensor:
# platform: yr

media_player:
- platform: sonos
hosts:
- 192.167.0.11
- 192.167.0.12
- 192.167.0.13
- 192.167.0.14
- 192.167.0.15
- 192.167.0.16

light:
platform: hue
host: 192.167.0.40

sensor:
- platform: yr
- platform: wunderground
api_key: !secret WUnderground_API
monitored_conditions:
- alerts
- dewpoint_f
- dewpoint_string
- feelslike_f
- heat_index_f
- elevation
- precip_1hr_in
- precip_1hr_string
- precip_today_in
- relative_humidity
- temp_f
- wind_mph
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