Fix SSL certificate for Home Assistant

https://letsencrypt.org/ Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. It is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). Let’s Encrypt is what I will use to give my Home Assistant an SSL certificate. But not via their website, instead via a plugin called Nginx Proxy…


Fix dynamic DNS for Home Assistant

DuckDNS First I have to fix so that it is possible to access Home Assistant from the outside without entering an IP address. My ISP does not provide a static IP address so I choose to use DuckDNS. DuckDNS is a free service which will point a DNS (sub domains of duckdns.org) to an IP…


Hardware assembly part 2, the screws has arrived

The screws has arrived Finally, the screws have been delivered. The new 20mm long screws go straight through from the X735 board to the heat sink to the RPi4 to the X825 board. Fits perfectly with some air space over the heat sink to. Raspberry Pi 4B assembly with GeekWorm shields. Time to insert everything…


While I wait for the screws

WD BLUE WDS100T2B0A on X825 With the SSD installed on the X825 , it works like a regular USB drive. Why not install Home Assistant OS while I wait for the screws. I have no USB type A male to USB type A male cable. I used a charging cable from an Android mobile charger…


Hardware assembly

X735, heat sink and RPi SSD Expansion Board X825 The first thing I put together was the SSD and the SSD shield. It was a bit difficult to get one of the screws to attach to the SSD. The reason was that one of the brackets on the SSD shield was slightly angled in the…


What hardware should I use?

Raspberry Pi 4B 4GB Now that I have decided to install Home Assistant on my own server, what kind of hardware should it be?I looked at a few different options see below: Intel Nuc or something similar.Asus PN51 or similar.Raspberry Pi 4B 4Gb or 8Gb variant.Or maybe continue in the virtual environment. In the end,…


In short, how it come to be I started with Home Assistant

Fibaro Home Center 2 A few years ago I bought Fibaro Home Center 2 to be able to control the lights in my apartment. I used exclusively z-wave products and it has worked well. But now I wanted to get more out of my home automation system. I want to integrate more things like TV, stereo, HEOS…