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  Stream Camera Live Feed to TV, Raspberry Pi or PC › Stream Camera Live Feed to TV, Raspberry Pi, or PC
If you are looking to stream your live camera feed to your TV using simple steps, you've come to the right place! Read More  »

  Passing list to Scripts from Automations › Passing a list as parameters to scripts
Here is a simple way you can pass list items as parameters to scripts from an automations. The following automation calls a script, and passes a bunch of entity IDs as variable/parameters. Inside the script code, it retrieves the passed entity ids, and uses them to turn the lights off. Read More  »

  DIY Surveillance System › DIY Surveillance system using Raspberry PI & Web Camera
Do you want to convert your old web camera into a smart surveillance system? Learn how you can connect your old web camera to Raspberry Pi and make it a smart surveillance system here with full motion detection and video capture capabilities. Read More  »

  Using Machinebox.io › Facial and Object Recognition
Facial Recognition using machine learning. Use machine learning technology to see what's on your camera feed, and alert you when it finds something of interest to you! Read More  »

  USPS Mail Automation › USPS Mail Integration With Home Assistant
Integrate USPS mails into your smart home system, and alert/announce how many mails and packages you are expecting every day. Read More  »

  Restart or Upgrade your HA using GUI › Restart & Update Home Assistant using GUI
Here is how you can simply restart or upgrade your home assistant system using a few mouse clicks instead of using SSH or console. This comes in handy when you are too lazy to log into your Home Assistant server to do the restart or upgrade to a newer version. Read More  »

  Got a Battery Backup for your server? › Setup Battery Backup (UPS) for your Ubuntu Server
Here is how you can set up that batery backp for your Ubuntu server. Read More  »

  No wiring required! › Multiroom Audio with Raspberry Pis and Speakers over WiFi
Want to make your own Multi-Room Audio System that works entirely on your WiFi using nothing but Raspberry Pi’s and portable speakers? Read More  »

  Device Tracking › Using Bluetooth on your Raspberry Pi as a Device Tracker
Want to use your Raspberry Pi to track device status? Read More  »

  Raspberry Pi › Setup Raspberry Pi
Here are the basic steps you need to do on your Raspberry Pi Read More  »