Posts Tagged Home Automation

Initial Thoughts on the Matter Smart Home Ecosystem

Posted May 21, 2021 Home AutomationHardware

Google provided more details this week about Matter. Is it here to drive home automation forward?

Adding Smarts and Color to an IKEA Lamp

Posted May 20, 2021 (Revised May 21, 2021) Home AutomationHardwareLED LightingDIY

WLED helped me turn a basic, inexpensive owl lamp into something fun. Owl show you how.

Where Smart Tech Doesn't Belong

Posted July 31, 2019 Home AutomationHardware

There are a lot of bad smart home products out there. Here are some of the worst offenders.

Why Home Automation?

Posted July 9, 2019 (Revised May 21, 2021) Home AutomationHome AssistantSmart Home 101

Let's dive into some of the reasons to add smarts to your home, and the benefits a connected home can provide.

A Brief History of My Smart Home

Posted July 3, 2019 Home Automation

Learn about the first year of my smart home journey.