How To Create a Mushroom Card Grid Dashboard in Home Assistant
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How To Create a Mushroom Card Grid Dashboard in Home Assistant

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to install and configure a beautiful dashboard using Mushroom Cards. After I show you some of the example cards, I’ll show you how to create a beautiful nested grid Lovelace dashboard. What are “Mushroom Cards”? Mushroom Cards is a minimalistic, beautiful set of cards you can…

Part 5: Roborock S7: Sequentially Vacuuming Rooms in Home Assistant
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Part 5: Roborock S7: Sequentially Vacuuming Rooms in Home Assistant

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to create an automation that will sequentially (asynchronously) vacuum rooms in Home Assistant. If you’ve been following along with my Roborock S7 Series, then you’ll know I created individual scripts that correspond to each room of my house. script.vacuum_office script.vacuum_kitchen script.vacuum_living_room etc Roborock S7 Vacuum in…

Simple Home Assistant Notification when Plex is Playing
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Simple Home Assistant Notification when Plex is Playing

In this guide, I’ll show you how to create an automation that sends a notification whenever one of your Plex users start watching something. This automation was found in this community forum post. This is handy for a lot of reasons. Sometimes it’s neat to just see who is actually utilizing your Plex server. Other…

Display Microsoft Teams Presence Status in Home Assistant
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Display Microsoft Teams Presence Status in Home Assistant

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to display your Teams presence status in Home Assistant. There are a few ways to configure this. Each method has certain advantages/disadvantages with restrictions for each method, but I’ve found Option 2 below to be the easiest to setup. Displaying your Teams status (Busy, Available, Do…

How To Copy Files to Google Drive using Powershell
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How To Copy Files to Google Drive using Powershell

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to copy (upload) files to Google Drive using a simple Powershell script. This is a great way to automate the process of moving items to the cloud for backup and retention purposes. On my home server, I have a storage array specifically for backups (R:\) I…

Part 3: Roborock S7 Home Assistant: Automations, Schedules, and Voice Commands
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Part 3: Roborock S7 Home Assistant: Automations, Schedules, and Voice Commands

This is part 3/5 of my How To Setup Roborock robot vacuums in Home Assistant guide. In Part 1, I’ve shown you how to: Initially vacuum setup your Roborock S7 Connect to MiHome App Extract the token (for use with a Lovelace card) Added Roborock S7 to Home Assistant Added the Xiaomi Lovelace cards for…

Part 2: Roborock S7 Home Assistant: Customize Map Card & Create Zone Automations
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Part 2: Roborock S7 Home Assistant: Customize Map Card & Create Zone Automations

In this guide, I’ll show you how to add some quality-of-life improvements to your Roborock S7 integration in Home Assistant. In Part 1, I’ve shown you how to: Unbox and setup your Roborock S7 vacuum cleaner Connect it to your MiHome App Extract the cloud token Add Roborock S7 integration to Home Assistant Create a few Lovelace…