Hello! He’s been lurking here for a long time. I noticed that someone shares their configuration, so I thought I’d share mine. I’m pretty proud of everything. Here’s how things are now (new things being added all the time). T: Tradfri N: Nanoleaf HA: Home Assistant ** Dining Room ** – Lamp (T) – Fan Light (N) – HomePod & # x200B; ** Kitchen ** – Ceilings (T) – Shortcuts for lights (T) (switches lights in living room and kitchen) – Motion sensor (T) – 6 x Shortcuts for music (T) – HomePod & # x200B; ** Living room ** – Ceilings (T) – TV lamp (3 x T) – Fan lamp (N) – Library lamp (T) – Piano lamp (T) – Apple TV 4K & # x200B; ** Children’s rooms ** – Lamp for child one (T) – Electric blanket for child one (T) – Lamp for children two (T) – Electric blanket for children two (T) – Lamp for room playground (T) – Fairy lights for children three (T) – Secret hidden fairy lamps for children Three (T) – Electric blanket for children Threeâ & # x20AC; & # x2122; ** Parents’ room ** – 2 x Blinds (T) – Lamp (T) – Quick sleep control (T) (close the blinds, turn off the lamp, play a playlist of the swing song on the HomePod) – Wife’s electric blanket (T) – My electric blanket (T) – 2 x HomePods (stereo pair) & # x200B; ** Desk ** – Lamp (N) – Ceilings (T) – Shortcut for lights (T) (switch lamp and ceiling) – HomePod & # x200B; ** Out ** – Deck Fairy Lights (T) – Input Light (T) – Input Motion Sensor (T) – Pool Pump (T) – Eve Weather (Provides Humidity and Temperature) & # x200B; ** Status ** – Apple TV playback (HA) – Sabbath (HA) – School holidays (HA) – Tank water level (HA) (appears as humidity) & # x200B; ** Notes on configuration: ** Fairy lamps and electric blankets were made with Tradfri Wall Outlets. The same goes for any ceiling lamps – they are just downlights, connected to a single power supply plate, then directed through another Tradfri wall socket. I have Home Assistant running on a Raspberry Pi, which adds “virtual” binary switches to the status elements. It uses the Apple TV Home Assistant integration to automatically set the status of “Apple TV Playing” (which can then be used in automations), but the Shabbat and School Holidays switches are changed manually by me, as needed. The water level of the tank is a custom ESP32 plate connected to an ultrasonic distance sensor. I set this up using ESPHome in Home Assistant to measure the distance from the top of my tank to the water level (once an hour) and then convert this to a “full percentage”. Since HomeKit does not support a water level accessory, it must work by saying HomeKit is a humidity sensor. Music shortcuts are a fun touch. There are six buttons in the kitchen, each with a different printed and pasted album cover. It looks great with the way the Tradfri shortcut buttons are designed. Then, when someone presses one of these “albums”, it plays on the HomePods. I change albums from time to time. & # x200B; ** Notes on automation: ** There are standard automations in the style Good morning / Good afternoon / Good night, plus closing the blinds at sunset, running the pool pump, etc., but I wanted to share some of the most interesting. There is a “School Time” automation that announces Siri on all HomePods Hey kids, time for school! Quickly, get in the car! ” Then, a random song is played from a playlist I made, containing songs related to going to school. Of course, this does not work if the School Holiday status switch is enabled. The Good Morning Scene runs at 6:00, if it’s a week and the school holidays are off. It takes place at 8:30 in the morning if it is a weekend or the school holidays are started. You can add the second condition through the Home + application (Home only supports one condition in the automation configuration interface, but once additional conditions are added through third-party applications, they appear natively in the Home). At 18:30 every evening, if the Eve weather station reports a temperature below 20 ° C, then the electric blankets light up (they stop again at 23:00). After sunset, if Apple TV is turned on, set the “TV” scene. This turns off the lights in the nearby kitchen to reduce glare, as well as to set a subtle ambient purple in the living room. Also, between sunset and 23:00, if motion is detected in the kitchen, turn on the lights. These two automations work very well together. You will sit in front of the TV, you will play, the lights dim. Then you want a snack, so you stop, get up and go to the kitchen, and the lights come on automatically. Then, when you return to the TV and resume your show, the kitchen lights go out again. It took us a while to realize that. Finally, a tip for my Jewish friends. There are a lot of automations that I only want to run on the Sabbath, when I don’t want to use my phone or press any button to control my house. For example, the blinds close at 12:30 for a few hours, in case I want to take a nap after lunch. For these Sabbath automations, rather than just running them on certain days of the week, I set them up on any day of the week, then use the Home + app to add the additional “Condition” on which the Sabbath switch is enabled. Before the Sabbath begins, I manually turn on that virtual switch – it could be automated, but I prefer to do it as part of my pre-Sabbath routine. In addition, in this way, the switch can also be used for chagim in the middle of the week.
My smart home setup so far.
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