Automate Everything! How to make your stupid device smart

A presentation at Home Assistant Conference 2020 by Pieter Brinkman

Follow the story of how I managed to make my fireplace smart. Highlighting different options and routes available to make devices smart.

Wrapping up by sharing the final solution that made my dumb fireplace smart. I will show you how easy it is to make your dumb devices smart by using ESPHome, a cheap ESP WiFi board, relay modules, some basic wiring (no soldering), and a few lines configuration.


The following resources were mentioned during the presentation or are useful additional information.