Tag: AVM

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Home Assistant

Tasmota, web interfaceRecently I’ve been working on a small craft project: extending an IKEA Vindriktning air quality sensor with a D1 Mini to read the data and forward it to a server via MQTT.

See also Sören Beye’s Github repository for the conversion. However, instead of this firmware, I use Tasmota based on these instructions from Blakadder, which is much more convenient to set up and configure. See also the Tasmotizer on Github.

When I was looking for a suitable server, I quickly ended up at Home Assistant. This is a free software solution for integrating numerous smart home devices and can also be used on a Raspberry Pi 3 or 4. In my case this is a Raspberry Pi 4.

Update 2022-08-14: In the meantime I have expanded this with another sensor for CO2, relative humidity and temperature, see the article here.

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11 years with FLI4L… good bye

Quite exactly 11 years ago, in may 2003, I discovered FLI4L and used it continuously since then for my private DSL connection and as a fax sever and telephone answering machine. At last this was quite a “zoo” of devices:

  • Arcor “StarterBox” with DSL splitter and minimal telephony functions for two analog devices
  • DSL modem
  • FLI4L on a thin client
  • External ISDN adapter (AVM Fritz!ISDN) via USB on the FLI4L
  • Linksys WRT54GL as switch and for WiFi access

The Linksys WRT54GL was a full-featured WiFi router, but I just used it as access point and switch.

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