Jesse Dahir-Kanehl

Camp Counselor

🏡Build an Automated Home of the Future using Home Assistant hub 🐋

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 9:00 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

AT THAT (In-Person Only) Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: African 80

IoT
Maker
Home Assistant
IoT Hub
Docker

We recently went to Disney World and rode on the Carousel of Progress. In that ride we see the great advancements the world has made, but also a vision of the future (in 1964). There’s a connected home with a voice assistant that uses devices around the house to do things for the family. With the IoT devices available on the market today we can have that home of the future. The problem with setting up that futuristic home is you likely have a variety of different devices that you’re trying to control with a number of different platforms. It’s too disconnected and using an assistant like Google or Alexa can limit what you could potentially do with these cool technologies. However with Home Assistant we can collect data from a variety of different sources, run it through a workflow, and output it to any device we want on our network. The number of cool scenarios you can create is limitless. In this session we’ll talk about how to set it up and run through basic functionality so you can hit the ground running when you get back home.

Prerequisites

How to setup an IoT device on a home network If you want to follow along either have Home Assistant preinstalled on a device or have VirtualBox already installed along with this .vdi file downloaded https://github.com/home-assistant/operating-system/releases/download/8.2/haos_ova-8.2.vdi.zip

Take Aways

  • Why you'd use Home Assistant compared to other platforms
  • What are common scenarios people use Home Assistant for
  • How to setup their IoT devices on Home Assistant
  • How to install Home Assistant on any laptop or desktop

Supporting Resources

favorited by:
Ken Samson Josh Kinstler Shawn Cannon Tad Hadtrath Keith Casey Shaun Leistikow Ryan Overton Jamey Pietrowiak Benjamin Gavin Eric Smalling Justin Allard John Kozlowski James McCollum Craig Jeffords Drew Nys Josh Schneider