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Be it Home Assistant, ESPHome, or smart home hardware and software in general, here you will find the best guides for everything.

What is WLED, and why is everyone excited by it?

WLED only does one thing: It controls NeoPixel LEDs (WS2812B, WS2811, SK6812). And it is class leading at what it does.

Roborock S7 review round-up: It sucks… and mops

If you are looking for the most complete robot vacuum cleaner, the Roborock S7 is the way to go. There are two caveats, though.

You will soon be able to build LaMetric TIME alternatives with ESPHome

The ESPHome addressable light display opens up a whole world of possibilities. With it, You can turn any LED matrix or strip in to a display.

Home Assistant will soon natively integrate with motionEye

The next release of Home Assistant Core, version 2021.5, which is due to be released next week, will be able to natively integrate with motionEye.

ESP-01S, ESP-07S, ESP-12F… The many Ai-Thinker modules with ESP8266 inside compared

ESP-XX modules from Ai-Thinker are popular with enthusiats due to their low cost and small size

A Home Assistant Lovelace card for LG ThinQ washers and dryers

There is now an LG ThinQ washer and dryer custom card available for the Home Assistant dashboard which mimics the device’s physical controls.

A new battery state card for Home Assistant is finally here

With the Lovelace Battery Entity being stale, we now finally have an alternative way of monitoring batteries in Home Assistant: The Battery State Card.

Testing the Zigbee2MQTT web-based frontend

I have finally been able to test the Zigbee2MQTT. So far, it has been everything I hoped for and more.

The simplest ESPHome volume knob featuring an OLED screen

This volume knob uses a rotary encoder to control your music’s volume and its firmware is written using ESPHome. An OLED screen displays the current track.

The Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier Pro and Mi Air Purifier MAX models compared

The Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier Pro models are what you’d expect: Large, heavy, and powerful. The MAX models are larger yet and have the best coverage.