How to access your Raspberry Pi Home Assistant Smart Home Hub from outside your home

In the How to: Create a Z-Wave Smart Home hub using a Raspberry Pi post we walked through how to setup the Raspberry Pi as a Smart Home hub that will enable you to control your lights and other Z-Wave enabled devices using a phone or a browser on your local network. One of the key features of a smart home is to be able to access your home from outside your home. This post will walk you through setting up your Home Assistant smart home hub for remote access. (more…)

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How-To: Turn a Raspberry Pi into a WiFi router

Do you want a separate WiFi network for your guests? or would you like to have network running an alternative DNS configuration in your house? You no longer have to buy a new WiFi router to do this - you can turn your Raspberry Pi into a WiFi router. This post will guide you through the process of setting up your Raspberry Pi as a WiFi network. (more…)

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How-To: Turn your Raspberry Pi into a AirPlay receiver to stream music from your iPhone

[caption id="attachment_167" align="alignright" width="240"]Raspberry Pi - connected to Receiver Raspberry Pi - Connected to Receiver[/caption] Wouldn't it be cool if you can stream your music directly from your iPhone to your speakers or audio receiver system? This is in-fact possible using a Raspberry Pi connected via a audio cable to your receiver and connected via WiFi and AirPlay to your iPhone. It all sounds pretty complex but it is in fact not hard to setup at all. Before we get started - please note that this guide is only for audio - we will not be able to steam videos to your tv at this time.  (more…)

By Soren, ago