Uncast Episode 3: Home Automation


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On episode 3 of the Uncast pod, join @jonpPaulus Schoutsen (Founder, Home Assistant), and Doug Roberson (CTO, Allterco Robotics US) for an in-depth discussion on Home Automation.

 

In this episode, you'll learn more about the movement to automate tedious tasks and how to monitor and be alerted to key events in your home.

 

Let us know in the comments how you utilize Home Automation with Unraid!

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Took me a while to listen to it, but I did appreciate it. :) 

 

The dynamic of having several (knowledgeable) people on the mic was much better than previous episodes. And it almost got me thinking about looking into home automation.

Then I remembered the size of my flat and how little I could automate. :D 

 

Anyhow, great podcast.

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17 minutes ago, ChatNoir said:

Then I remembered the size of my flat and how little I could automate. :D

 

You can be lazy and automate those lights!

 

Thanks for listening 🙂

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I setup Home Assistant prior to using Unraid and am running it on a Rasp pi 4, but I am running MQTT, NodeRed, TICK stack, etc on my Unraid box for H.A. One of my favorite automations I have setup is I have motion detector near my cats litter boxes, which turns on a wall plug, then after 5 seconds, triggers an RF blaster, which turns on a oil diffuser then runs for 20 minutes, then the wall plug turns off.

 

The other useful one is I have two motion detectors at the entrance to my wifes studio, one up high, about chest level, the other near your feet. If both motion detectors trigger, its a person coming, so it does nothing. If only the lower one is triggered, it means a pet is coming, so it turns on a wall plug which turns on an AC powered air mattress pump that is aimed pointing out of the door to scare them away as the cats always jump up on her work and tear the place up exploring.

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1 hour ago, MostHated said:

One of my favorite automations I have setup is I have motion detector near my cats litter boxes, which turns on a wall plug, then after 5 seconds, triggers an RF blaster, which turns on a oil diffuser then runs for 20 minutes, then the wall plug turns off.

 

The other useful one is I have two motion detectors at the entrance to my wifes studio, one up high, about chest level, the other near your feet. If both motion detectors trigger, its a person coming, so it does nothing. If only the lower one is triggered, it means a pet is coming, so it turns on a wall plug which turns on an AC powered air mattress pump that is aimed pointing out of the door to scare them away as the cats always jump up on her work and tear the place up exploring.


Wow, those are epic!!! I almost have to see a video of those 😂😂

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Enjoyed the content, but the volume levels across each guest speaker could have done with being normalised: Made for a painful experience having to ride the volume dial to avoid being deafened vs straining to hear.

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4 hours ago, The_Defiance said:

Enjoyed the content, but the volume levels across each guest speaker could have done with being normalised: Made for a painful experience having to ride the volume dial to avoid being deafened vs straining to hear.

 

Thanks for the input. We will improve this.

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