If you followed this blog, or my twitter feed, you know that i love VMware Orchestrator and automation. Imagine finding af product, that does exactly that, just for your home. Openhab is just that. If you don’t know it already, then take a look.
There are tons of blogs out here, describing how to do, what i have done in details. So i will not go there. Instead i will try to describe my little project, for an inspiration in getting started with Openhab and Home automation.
First a problem. I bought a new house, that came with outdoor lamps, that’s hard to replace, and that i can’t du anything smart with.
Solution, Install a hacked Sonoff in each of them, and let Openhab Control them 🙂
The reason for chosing Sonoff, is that is small, cheap and you can hack in.
Also it comes with everything, and all you have to do, is to connect your 220v wires in one end, and 220v wires in the other.
So let me show you what i did.
The lamp looks like this.
I opened up a Sonoff, and soldered a couple of pins on it (or my friend Henrik did).
And after uploading our custom code (more on that in a later post) i could mount it in the lamp.
And control it using Openhab (And Homekit).