Home Assistant For Beginners Part Three: Entities and Customizations

This time we will cover the very basics of Home Assistant entities (addressable objects like lights, group, speakers...).

Home Assistant For Beginners Part Two: Components

In part two of our Home Assistant for Beginners series we cover Components. We walk through adding and configuring three representational components (Sonons Speakers, Philips Hue Lighting, and Weather Underground weather reporting) https://youtu.be/wHanTfOeH4s Upgrade commands mentioned in the video: To upgrade your Raspbian Raspberry Pi image: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade -y To upgrade … Continue reading Home Assistant For Beginners Part Two: Components

Installing Home Assistant on Raspbian Jessie Lite

The first installation we will do in our home automation infrastructure (beyond an operating system) is Home Assistant.  We are doing home assistant first because I think it is fairly easy to install, and it gives some pretty immediate results (I am into instant gratification).  In the not to distant future we will also be … Continue reading Installing Home Assistant on Raspbian Jessie Lite