DIY Smart Home posts

Magic mirror Raspberry Pi 3 / 4 / Zero

March 10th, 2020 by

Update as of 25/05/2020:It looks like the installer for this was changed, this post has been updated to fix this. At the start of 2019 I promised myself I would make a Magic Mirror on my Raspberry pi 3, I put it off for so long, a few nights ago I sat down with the

How to turn any TV into a Smart TV for Free

March 10th, 2020 by

With this guide, I’m going to show you how to convert your tv to smart tv. This guide was written in 2019 but has been kept up to date with modern standards It’s 2020, everyone who buys a new TV will expect it to be a Smart TV, but what’s the point in swapping out

How to make your own Alexa with Raspberry Pi

November 3rd, 2019 by

Are you looking for the ultimate guide on How to build Alexa with a Raspberry Pi? Believe it or not, it’s entirely possible. This guide has a picture breakdown with steps on how to make an open source voice assistant. Can I use the Raspberry Pi with Alexa? Simply put, yes, you can use Raspbian

Complete Ikea Tradfri + Google Home Guide

June 9th, 2019 by

Ikea, the masters behind making your home completely flat pack now offers its own branded smart lights, Tradfri + Google home, which are pretty cheap and what’s great is that they work with Google Assistant & Google Home devices! My Best Smart Lights 2019 Comparison Make a magic mirror with a Raspberry Pi The Ikea

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