Just installed HASS on a Pi last night and I’m absolutely gobsmacked. I’m a bit sad as I’ve spent the last 6 months learning Flask/Python from nothing to do what HASS could have done in about 10 minutes! Still, the learning has been fun.

I’ve got quite a bit of stuff at home now and really looking forward to learning how to get the most out of this.


Welcome aboard. Sill good skills to have. Especially if you ever need a custom component.

I discovered HA while researching how to get notifications from my doorbell and mailbox using python on a Pi. I was all set to modify a few snippets of code to do this when HA popped up in a search. A few months later and the initial doorbell and mailbox notification idea had expanded to cover control and automation of a vast array of devices in my home.