Looking to free your robot vacuum from the cloud? Want to control your vacuum over MQTT and have full access to the map it generates of your house? Today’s article will walk you through installing Valetudo. Valetudo is a binary that runs on rooted Roborock S5 vacuums that enable users to fully control the vacuum without any cloud connection whatsoever. I’ll also walk through getting the generated map displaying in your Home Assistant instance so you can monitor your vacuum as it cleans your house!
It’s holiday season again! Which makes it the perfect time to do another LED project. I wanted to add LED lights for my Christmas tree this year that could be automated using Home Assistant. My basic requirements were: Full local control, no cloud service needed Some subtle effects to accent the tree It can’t look … [Read more…]