From ESPHome wireless speakers to automating the irrigation, Alastair has covered a lot in his smart home. A wealth of knowledge is ready and waiting for you in this episode.

Want even more of this episode? Check the bonus clips below:

Network Config-

What didn’t make the cut –

Tesla Powerwall –

Alastairs Tips and Tricks –



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Phil Hawthorne

Phil is a Melbourne based web developer who lives and breathes technology. When he's not at his day job, he’s in his home office attempting to simplify his life through complicated tech.

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Rohan Karamandi

Rohan from Toronto, Canada works in the Technology sector as an architect designing network and datacenter solutions for his customers. His passion for technology stems from there and extends to IoT and home automation

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Special Appearances By

Alastair Dick

Just retired from Microsoft after 25 years in a technical role, always played with computers from a child, love technology and fiddling with home automation.



Special episodes focused on various aspects of Home Assistant and Home Automation.