Best Smartthings Garage Door Openers: Top Picks for 2024
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Best Smartthings Garage Door Openers: Top Picks for 2024

So you’ve got your SmartThings Hub installed in your home and now you’re looking for adding control of your garage and garage door. A SmartThings-compatible garage door opener allows you to monitor, control, and automate your garage door remotely through an app or voice commands when integrated with your SmartThings hub. Choosing a SmartThings-compatible garage…

Smart Home Stickers to Label Your Plugs, Switches, & NFC tags
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Smart Home Stickers to Label Your Plugs, Switches, & NFC tags

Picture this. You’ve just spent the last few weeks working on your smart home setup. Whether that be Home Assistant, SmartThings, Hubitat, or any wifi-controlled devices you may own. Things are finally just working. As you set things up, you instruct your family on what each switch or button. You: “This switch toggles the ceiling…

Updated Mushroom Vacuum Card for Home Assistant
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Updated Mushroom Vacuum Card for Home Assistant

Last year I created a really cool compact vacuum and mop card. It used a lot of custom:button-card, but since I’ve switched my dashboards over to Mushroom, I wanted to update this card as well. Here’s what I came up with. Prerequisites First, you need to grab the coordinates of each room and put those…

Updated Mushroom 3D Printer Card in Home Assistant
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Updated Mushroom 3D Printer Card in Home Assistant

A few months ago I posted my compact 3D printer card. You guys seemed to really like it so I decided to post my updated version now that I’ve since switched to Mushroom. Changes I’m now using the Octoprint MQTT integration to expose even more entities. (Still using the default Octoprint integration – but only to Resume…

Add THIRDREALITY Zigbee Button to Home Assistant
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Add THIRDREALITY Zigbee Button to Home Assistant

In this guide, I’ll show you how to add a Third Reality 3-button remote to Home Assistant using ZHA (Zigbee Home Automation). I don’t know about you, but I sometimes just check Amazon for products to add to my smart home. Sometimes it’s to see what other products are available that might perform better than…

How to Add WLED “Peek” Feature to Home Assistant
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How to Add WLED “Peek” Feature to Home Assistant

In this short guide, I’m going to show you how to add the peek visualizer feature to Home Assistant. You don’t necessarily need WLED integrated into Home Assistant for this, but it makes sense to integrate so you can control your LED strips from HA as well as see exactly what effect is running –…

Install Fully-Kiosk + Wallpanel in Home Assistant for Fire Tablets
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Install Fully-Kiosk + Wallpanel in Home Assistant for Fire Tablets

In this guide, I’ll show you how to add your Kindle Fire to Home Assistant using Fully-Kiosk browser. I’m then using the Wallpanel integration to set a screensaver slideshow, and am using an external motion detector to turn off the screensaver when someone walks up to the tablet. This setup works really well (much better…