Home Assistant: Garage door status with Aqara Vibration Sensor

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For almost two years ago, I wrote an article about controlling by garagedoor with the Qubino Flush 1D Relay. I always had a plan to add some status-sensor to the garage door. I started with a 433MHz sensor, but it was never a success. It was hard to place a magnet-sensor and 433MHz is not the best option – so …

Home Assistant – Leaf-MQTT

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For some reason the Leaf-component in Home Assistant has not been working for some time. Since November 2020 according to the community forum. UPDATE: Before you read any futher… Home Assistant bumped pycarwings2 to 2.10 in the last 2020.12.2 release. I actually found this out just when I was going to add the data from the solution below, into HA. …

Sonos and UniFi

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After using two workdays to configure four Sonos speakers for a youth club at work, I found that Sonos has big issues with their onboarding. There are several of forums with problems around Sonos and UniFi-network, but I think this is more a Sonos- or timing-issue, than a network issue. I gave up the Sonos Beam the first day, after …

Housegard Note – An update

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It is about 5 months since i wrote Housegard Note – Smokealarm (it works, kinda). I can happily say that we have had no fire in the house since I started to test these – but there have not been any false alarms either. I bought this for testing when we started renovating an apartment in the basement. As the …

Get PHP Intellisens to work in Visual Studio Code, on Windows 10

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Step 1: Download PHP Download PHP from here: https://www.php.net/downloads.php, click on Windows downloads. I just downloaded the .zip file at the top: VC15 x64 Non Thread Safe (2020-Mar-17 16:16:15)Zip [24.78MB]sha256: 1a1a90e07dfcc3b5b0f1847c2de58c7bf5386e5dd4616d680fe8bee27a24985e Extract .zip file I extracted it to C:/data/php-7.4.4-nts-Win32-vc15-x64 Step 2: Add environment path I found this article with some nice images: https://www.forevolve.com/en/articles/2016/10/27/how-to-add-your-php-runtime-directory-to-your-windows-10-path-environment-variable/ Basically you have to: Go to System …

Xiaomi Roborock weird noises

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My Roborock started to make some weird noises. Sounded like the start of a broken fan/motor. I googled a bit, and found that I was not the first one. I found a similar problem from another person that uploaded a video on YouTube. I contacted Xiaomi support and got this response 40 minutes later: You could try methods below.1. Empty …