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You can now buy devices running ESPHome out of the box

Sep 11, 2022

While browsing AliExpress and Amazon, I came across two such vendors. Of the two, one has the Made for ESPHome stamp of approval on many of its products.

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ESPHome will support the Wi-Fi enabled Raspberry Pi Pico W

Jul 6, 2022

ESPHome might soon have to change its name, as support for the Raspberry Pi Pico W is coming. It retains the RP2040 and 40-pin GPIO, but adds 802.11n Wi-Fi.

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Home Assistant Yellow is coming to integrate all your devices

Sep 23, 2021

Home Assistant Amber features a custom board and a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. Find out why it matters and how it compares to the rest.

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A night scene showing a lit lighthouse beacon shining brightly against the dark sky. The light source is at the top of the lighthouse and is casting rays of light into the surrounding darkness. Stars are faintly visible in the sky, adding to the tranquillity of the scene. The perspective is from the base of the lighthouse looking up, emphasizing its height and the beacon's role as a navigational aid.

ESPHome Will Soon Track iBeacon Devices (Beacons)

Sep 12, 2021

A pull request, that was merged with ESPHome just ten days ago, promises big things: ESPHome will soon track iBeacon devices.

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The hacked IKEA VINDRIKTNING can now be read by ESPHome

Aug 26, 2021

It was bound to happen sooner or later: The previously hacked IKEA VINDRIKTNING can now be integrated with Home Assistant using ESPHome.

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What are ESP Web Tools?

Jun 17, 2021

The bar for entry to the world of cheap ESP8266 and ESP32 has been lowered with the release of ESP Web Tools. But what exactly are they?

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Honey, I Shrunk the Tag Reader for Home Assistant

May 21, 2021

A few days ago, the newest Tag Reader for Home Assistant was teased. It appears to have been shrunken down to almost half the size of the original.

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ESPHome is acquired by Nabu Casa

Mar 22, 2021

Nabu Casa, Inc., the company set up by the founders of Home Assistant and Home Assistant OS, has acquired ESPHome.

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Bugs Get Squashed and ESPHome Gains Support for New Displays

Feb 4, 2021

In ESPHome Version 1.16.0, the focus seems to be on displays: You will have six new options for your next project.

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