Smart Homes (or bedrooms) are a great conversation starters, that’s true only if you’re the one that controls them. When your guests aren’t able to use your smart home setup it ain’t fun for them. The solution-route I decided to take is the one that includes a Wall Mounted Panel.


Guide

To make this project you need:

Hardware

Software (Raspberry Pi Side)

Software (Android Tablet Side)

P.S.: You’ll need to root your Android Tablet if you want to hide the system bar.

Installation of AppDaemon

AppDaemon is a sandboxed environment for writing apps for Home Assistant.
You can find the documentation here.

Here’re the steps to install AppDaemon:

Now that we have AppDaemon installed we need to daemonize it.

To daemonize it you need to:

Installation of HADashboard

HADashboard will be the heart of our wall mounted panel.

To install it you need to:

You’re all set! Now we have to build our dashboards. To learn how, follow this guide [LINK].

Creation of the wall mount

Ready To Rock

Here’re the last steps!

You’re all set!
You’ve a great wall mounted house controller and your friends and family will love it!


I’ll surely post more guides like this one when I’ll get my hands on more awesome devices.


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