Using stepper motor to control amplifier volume knob with ESP8266 and ESPHome
My living room multimedia setup consists of numerous devices with varying degrees of stupidity. I’m chasing to improve it adding additional DIY hardware and functionality not always because of hate of TV remotes but also because I’m in love with IoT and soldering.
IR code reader with ESP8266 Wemos D1 mini and ESPHome
Quick step-by-step guide on assembling an IR receiver for reading IR codes from your remotes based on Wemos D1 mini, Wemos IR shield, and using ESPHome.
DIY Smart Appliance: Adding WiFi power control to an integrated amplifier
Previously I was using JBL Bar connected to a TV in my living room. It was controlled with WiFi IR bridge, so whenever my Chromecast or PS4 was in playing state, the Bar was turned on and ready. Now I have passive speakers with a simple integrated amplifier, and it can’t be turned on or […]
Building WiFi IR remote control for any TV with ESP8266 Wemos D1 mini and ESPHome
Many modern TVs can be controlled not only with an IR remote. Many could be easily integrated with Home Assistant or any other smart home solution. Samsung smart TVs, LG with WebOS… But what if your TV is so dumb it even don’t have WiFi or Bluetooth? Today we’ll add WiFi control to an old […]
DIY Smart Appliance: How to make WiFi-enabled smart humidifier from a regular one
So there was a simple air humidifier… Actually, this post is a good example of how to make your regular boring home appliance a little smarter. The main part of my humidifier will be the Wemos (or Lolin) D1 mini board based on the ESP8266 WiFi chip.