published: 2019-03-14 21:05:21
Pi has a special meaning in my Smart Home. The raspberry pi was the first piece of hardware I bought to run Home Assistant. This awesome little 35 dollar piece of equipment ran all of my home automation for about 3 years before I eventually graduated up to Docker and my current re-purposed laptop. I say graduated since it was an evolution of the house and the IOT in it that made me seek out more processing power to run everything. My system now has around 200 smart sensors and countless devices and it just overwhelmed the Pi and it’s modest processing. It was (and still is) the easiest way to get into Home Automation though.
I also have a Pi Zero that runs my DHCP and DNS for my internal network. Although not powerful enough to run Home Assistant, it is the perfect vehicle for Pi Hole – a whole house ad blocking system. Curious how it preforms? Check out @BearStoneHA which tweets out live stats on all of the internet traffic blocked each day.
I spent some time fixing the Pi Hole sensors in my #Lovelace setup as well.
We also show off the LED scene which celebrates Pi Day by setting the front lights to RGB 3,14,159.
Find all the source code for my Smart House (and Device lists) on my Github Page : https://github.com/CCOSTAN/Home-AssistantConfig#devices
Pi Zero – http://amzn.to/2ougZQ3
Pi Starter Kit – https://amzn.to/2UDvEEK
WishList NUC – https://amzn.to/2F1uwnS
Bear Stone PopSockets – https://amzn.to/2XEAAuV
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You can read about all of this in greater detail on the Website:
Journey to Docker – https://www.vcloudinfo.com/2018/02/journey-to-docker.html
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:wave: About this channel : My Name is Carlo. I’ve been running Home Assistant for a BUNCH of years. Almost from the very beginning actually. This channel is focused on bringing what I have implemented at my own house to you so that you can bring it to your house. The channel will be a mix of reviews, tutorials and inspiration. It is a companion to my GitHub site that holds all the code for my Smart Home and my main site where I keep the more in-depth technical writings. I hope you will enjoy the videos and consider subscribing.
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