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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.

Smart Devices

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Radio Thermostat CT50 Review

Radio Thermostat CT50 Review

2 years agoHome Automation

Will this WiFi thermostat run on 12V as suggested by an online review, and therefore work in an RV? Only one way to find out - we bought one to test!

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.

Networking

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Securing Home Assistant with a Web Application Firewall (WAF)

If you expose Home Assistant to the internet, it's your responsibility to keep it secure. Here's how I implemented a Web Application Firewall to help improve security.

Xfinity Cable Internet in an RV

Sick of unreliable and slow RV park WiFi? Struggling with cellular connectivity? We signed up for Xfinity for high-speed cable internet in our RV this winter.