Using the Home Assistant Alert Component with Telegram Acknowledge

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This is an update to my post about the Garage Door Notification which was based on my Wifi Garage Door Controller .

So about a week after my post about sending a repeating notification through Home Assistant, the developers created a new ‘Alert’ component that basically made my post obsolete. So I decided to switch over to the Alert component and add some extra features. Read more...

WindyWire (Buzz Wire) Game Using a Wemos D1 Mini/ESP8266

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I’ve seen these games around, and I wanted to make my own. The object is simple. The metal wand has a loop with a long windy wire going through it, and the object is to get from one end of the wire to the other, without touching the wand to the wire. It automatically detects when the game is starting and when it ends, and records the last time and record time. It also displays this information on the OLED display and it buzzes when the wire is touched. Read more...

ESP8266 RemoteDebug Library

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What you need:

I discovered this Arduino library a few weeks ago, and was surprised to see that there aren’t more projects that make use of it. I feel that anyone that is using OTA would have a use for this library. So I decided to make a post because I’m thinking that there are many people that don’t know about it. This library was written by JoaoLopesF. Read more...

Wifi Fireplace Using a Wemos D1 Mini/ESP8266

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After installing my Garage Door Controller, I wanted my next project to be something cooler. Of course, there’s nothing cooler than a smart gas fireplace.

Here is a list of things you will need to get started:

Software that you will need:

I created a gallery of all the images for this project in case anyone needs a closer look at any of the wiring. Read more...

Wifi Garage Door Controller using a Wemos D1 Mini

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I decided I wanted to be able to control my garage door using my phone. After some research, I decided to use an ESP8266 based Wemos D1 Mini and Home Assistant.

Here are the parts that will be needed:

Software Requirements:

I’m going to assume that Home Assistant, MQTT, and Arduino IDE are all setup. There are plenty of guides out there on how to set those up. If anyone reading this does need help with any of that, feel free to post a comment. Read more...