What Home Assistant items are on your Christmas wishlist?


#1

I’m trying to figure out what I want for Christmas this year. I’m looking for some ideas! What items are on your lists and why?


#2

Time, time to work on my system.


#3

Free Home Assistant cloud. LOL


#4

Home Assistant Cloud remote access feature released, as well as a Yearly payment plan.
Then I could ask the wife/relatives to pay for that! :smiley:

Other than that, just time… I need to start again from scratch to set up my config neater (split it out) and to get my head around MQTT to set up my 8 sonoff basics that have been sat in my home office for 5 months now… :frowning:


#5

Not really an ‘item’, but I got myself a 120GB SSD.
Now I wish to be able to boot my RPi 3 from it without too much trial & error, pain, and not too many late nights.


#6

For me a solid reliable and not super expensive two wire smart switch. My house has no neutral wires and my wife and in laws use switches.


#7

Last year I had seen good deals around Black Friday for the Sense Energy Monitor, around $200 if I am not mistaken, but no such luck this year, the lowest it went to was $240. I did pick up a 3 camera Arlo Pro for $279 from Amazon and playing with that now.


#8

A friend and I ordered some NodeMCUs (ESP8266) and some BME 680. We will use them to monitor the air quality in our houses.

And I am looking for a smart vacuum cleaner which can be integrated into HA.


#9

z-wave dimmers work with only 2 wires (no neutral) however they don’t quite meet the ‘not super expensive’ requirement very well, at least not in Australia


#10

Sonoff in the ceiling behind the light fixture flashed with Tasmota and the existing switch wired into GPIO14? (I believe that’s the right pin?)

It’s what I’ll be going when/If I get time…


#11

Conbee USB stick so that I can get rid of the Philips Hue Zigbee hub and upgrade the firmware of my IKEA Tradfri bulbs.

Also, more IKEA Tradfri bulbs :smiley:

Netatmo individual radiator valves, but might not have the budget for that…


#12

Santa has a big budget, but it depends how good you have been.


#13

My understanding is that In order to use sonoff behind the wall you still need a neutral wire.


#14

If the Sonoff is in the roof/ceiling space then there would be access to a neutral. You can then use the two wires that go to the light switch as signal wires for the GPIO connection


#15

Sounds like I have a Christmas project.


#16

I feel like I have seen a how to somewhere in the forums, but I can’t seem to find it. You know where I might be able to find one? I know the basics, flashing changing the GPIO pin via the OTA console, just want make sure I do it right.


#17

I personally don’t have any Sonoffs so haven’t done it, however this guy on YouTube is awesome and has a bunch of tutorials that should help.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dr+zzz+sonoff