Category: Home Automation

What is MQTT

What is MQTT?

MQTT stands for MQ Telemetry Transport. Well, that’s not useful. Simply put it is a lightweight messaging protocol where clients can publish & subscribe to topics in order to share data. It works really...

Leviton Dual Decora Momentary Switch Mod

I’ve seen several videos on converting single decora switches to momentary, but I haven’t seen any instructions on converting the dual switch versions. While considerably more expensive than their single switch cousins I find having the extra button outweighs the cost.

Zigbee Gateway

Phoscon Zigbee Gateway: AKA – ConBee or RaspBee – Part 4: Node-Red Integration

Normally if you have a single radio hub like an Echo Plus, IKEA TRÅDFRI gateway or Sengled Element hub. You can only provide interactions between the devices it talks to. By interconnecting the deCONZ hub with Node-Red you can set up interactions between pretty much anything Node-Red can talk to.