I recently wanted to jump on the smart home train and start with controlling the power for some devices (e.g. printers), set up a multi room music system and control everything with a smartphone.
With this in mind I’m going to start a blog series about how to build yourself a smart home from scratch with, hopefully, very low cost.
As I’m a student I don’t have a huge budget to buy a already complete solution and as a programmer I tend to DIY anyway, since it’s a lot more fun :-)
I’m not sure what I’ll be going to do within the series and how frequently I’m able to provide new posts.
The outline of this series is:
- Building a cheap WiFi power switch
- Controlling smart home devices with Home Assistant
- Building a multi room music player