Catchy title, right? I’m really enjoying working with the Fibaro kit. Based on their recent tweet it seems the feeling is mutual.
Control of the colours via the smartphone app is all very well, but what I really wanted to do is get Alexa control of colour changing and presets. I’ve worked out a simple way to get this working – it’s not ideal, but it does work.
In a previous post I touched on the idea of using the SmartThings Hub to consume local APIs, specifically the json API exposed by my Domoticz install. I didn’t really show what Domoticz is, or how to find the details you need to configure the handler to talk to it.
A break from endless talk of automated lights and LEDs, and talk of a different part of the home automation project: music. Specifically, whole house audio using Sonos and how to control it via an API. Continue reading
The other night I discovered that the RGB LEDs I have all over the house can do this. For some reason Lindsay is less than impressed.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4aLpZkGEzk] Continue reading
After my summary post on the various systems I have in the house – and their varying levels of complexiy – Alex posted this response:
Alex raises a good point. Not that he’s a simpleton, that seems a little unfair, but that it would be useful to understand where to start today. Would I make the same technology choices based on the kit that is available to buy right now – three years after I started? Continue reading