A week is over, so it’s time for another update.
After a long search and consideration, I finally purchased a fridge delivered by Coolblue. I did have one important requirement for the fridge, the engine must be super quiet and preferably around 37db max. This is because I don’t have a separate bedroom and therefore almost sleep next to the fridge, so…. rather not a fridge that keeps you out of sleep.
If someone knows some nice things about making automations for your fridge, let me know! (btw my fridge support wifi, but Samsung has never rolled this feature out to The Netherlands so far)
I also moved a lot of things, bought or received much needed stuff, such as kitchen and shower stuff etc. So from now it was possible to cook for the first time on my hob.
It would also be nice if I had some storage racks where I could store stuff. From a practical point of view I therefore bought 2 storage racks at the praxis construction market (there was a nice offer).
I was busy putting them together until midnight, hopefully I didn’t wake up the neighbors. I’m not sure yet if I will keep the setup as in the photo or if I put a shelf in between, so that I get a work desk.
Finally, I also did a lot of work on Home Assistant. The lamps are now linked to the deconz add-on and I can now easily dim the lights (groups). I can also turn the kitchen lights on or off with the TRADFRI dimmer (a white round disk). Dimming the lights should also be possible with the disk, I also made these automations. Unfortunately, it appears to work less well in practice and I’ve decided to remove the automation.
I also focused on presence detection, very busy with testing traccar, owntracks and nmap. I’m looking for the right combination, not all trackers are always just as accurate or change their status because your phone goes to sleep for a moment (WiFi connection)…
For a good person status sensor I use the bayesian binary sensor, with which I can connect multiple sensors and more reliably measure whether someone is at home or not. I did a lot more behind the scenes, but this is too much to mention (or comes in the next blog).
I hope to launch the Github page of my config somewhere this week.