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Smart RV Tutorial - Part 2: Installing Home Assistant on a Raspberry Pi

Home Assistant will be the brains of our entire Smart RV, so in this blog post we'll be installing it on a Raspberry Pi connected to WiFi, ready to start adding devices.

Smart RV Tutorial - Part 1: Getting Started

Follow along in this tutorial series as I walk you through the steps to build out a home automation system based around Home Assistant and create your very own DIY Smart RV.

What next for our Smart RV?

After sharing our Smart RV tour, we've been inspired to take things further with lots of new ideas for creating the ultimate home automation system in our RV.

Smart RV Tour

Smart RV Tour

1 year agoHome Automation

A tour of our DIY smart RV, packed full of home automation technology that makes our full-time RV life more comfortable, secure and efficient!

Wyze Cam Outdoor Review

The weatherproof, battery-operated Wyze Cam Outdoor can be an inexpensive, easily-installed and effective security addition for your RV.

Controlling RV Appliances with Smart Plugs

Sonoff smart plugs are an easy way to get started with home automation, controlling 120V appliances directly with Home Assistant.

How we get Internet in our RV

How we get Internet in our RV

2 years agoHome Automation

Whether you just want to check emails and social media, stream movies or work from the road, reliable internet connectivity in your RV has never been more important. Here's how we do it!

Running Home Assistant in an RV

Running Home Assistant in an RV

2 years agoHome Assistant

Our Smart RV would be nothing without Home Assistant. I'll share why we chose Home Assistant and how we run it in our RV.

Welcome to our Smart RV

Welcome to our Smart RV

2 years agoHome Automation

A smart RV isn't just about turning on the lights with your phone. It's about using technology to make your RV more comfortable, efficient and secure!

Sonoff S31 Smart Plug Review and Tasmota Installation

When flashed with the Tasmota firmware, the Sonoff S31 WiFi smart plug is a powerful addition to our Smart RV home automation system.

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