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ESPHome is the perfect solution for creating custom firmware for your DIY projects using ESP8266 and ESP32 boards with simple YAML files (just like Home Assistant).

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For just $2, convert any existing wired doorbell into a smart doorbell; using ESPHome and Home Assistant

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Old doorbell button near a door

This article is going to show you how to convert your (existing) wired doorbell (also works for battery-powered chimes) into a smart, WiFi-enabled, doorbell. The essential components needed sets you back about $2, yes, that is correct, just two bucks. No soldering is required and you don’t have to be an electronics expert. The result of this DIY Smart Doorbell project on my test bench...

Calibrating an ESPHome flashed power plug

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12 gosund wall plugs, plugged into each other making a big stack.

I’ve calibrated twelve wall plugs! So you got a power plug or any other device that can measure power, current or the voltage flowing through it. Nice! So did I, and I flashed them with ESPHome since well, that is my firmware of choice for ESP based devices. The problem, however, is that measurements using these DIY methods are rarely accurate. Fortunately, there’s a solution: You can...

Internet of Things explorer and Open Source contributor.

Franck Nijhof

Home Assistant enthusiast and contributor, Hass.io add-ons creator, IoT explorer, slightly assholic at first sight but actually a nice guy.

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