All Posts in "Home Automation"

Ikea Tradfri - Arduino based Reset- & Pairing-Station

Resetting Ikea Tradfri devices, especially the different lightbulbs, can be annoying. There is an official video showing the process of switching the bulbs on and off six times, but the timing has to be nearly perfect. For me, it works only one out of five times. If you have to reset your entire set of light bulbs or even two or more, you have to be a very calm person… ;)

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Tags: ikea, tradfri, diy, arduino, home automation, microcontroller, zigbee, conbee, deconz

VS Code as Home Assistant Editor

Home Assistant can detect most of your devices automagically and you can configure the new fancy Lovelace UI directly in Home Assistant. But if you want to go deeper and love configuring things manually, so you exactly know what’s happening, you need an external editor. Vim may be good enough for terminal heroes, but Visual Studio Code can add a few benefits.

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Tags: home assistant, visual studio code, vscode, editor, ide, ssh, remote