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!
Have you seen cheap smart plugs on Amazon like these and wondering if you can use them with Home Assistant? Don’t want to rely on some cloud service to toggle your outlets? Well if the answer is yes to these questions you’re in luck, Tuya-Convert to the rescue! In today’s article, I’m walking through a … [Read more…]