Update: Flashing Tasmota Firmware Gets Easier

This updates the following posts: Fast and Easy Way to Falsh Tasmota Firmware for Sonoff Devices Flashing New Firmware in Sonoff RF Bridge Tasmota v6.5.0 has been released. This comes with the Web UI for configuration. If you are following my previous write-up to flash, you do not need Termite (or other serial communication monitors) […]

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Passing USB to guest OS in Proxmox Virtual Environment

My home automation hub hassio is running in Ubuntu Bionic hosted as guest by Proxmox Virtual Environment. I recently purchased a Linear HUSBZB-1 combined Zigbee and Z-wave controller stick. I need to make this available to hassio. Here is how it is done; Running lsusb command in the PVE host lists all the USB devices […]

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Integrating Home Assistant and SmartThings with MQTT

I have been using Samsung SmartThings (ST) as my home automation hub for more than 2 years now. The availability of WebCORE automation tools is very useful to combine sensors and actuators, however it is very limited. Also SmartThings is a cloud-based platform which means that when there is a network outage, my entire home […]

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