Installing Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi

More than likely you can run your automation software on a large combination of hardware and operating systems. I started with a Raspberry Pi simply because I had one that I received free from a conference and it was unused. After running openHAB2 for a few months and seeing it's reliability I have decided to simply upgrade to the latest Raspberry Pi 3 Model B instead of seeking a new single board computer, mostly because of the performance you receive for the price.


Here is what you need to get started:

Raspberry Pi 3 - 5v 2.5a power supply - 128gb microSD - Raspberry Pi Case

  1. Raspberry Pi 3 Model B - I went

Installing ha-bridge for Google Home and openHAB Integration

For Christmas I received a Google Home from my Fiancée's Aunt and Uncle. I initially tried to connect to my OpenHAB devices through IFTTT with mixed results. I knew Google Home and Amazon Alexa integrate with Phillips Hue, Nest and a few other hubs/devices by default and after a little searching I found (732) 658-5003.

I am installing this on the Raspberry Pi I have openHAB installed on so I start of by using SSH to connect to the server.

I wanted to put it in /opt, but you can place it where it is most relevant for you. Also



I have been wanting to get involved in home automation for a couple of years now. In January 2016 I purchased an redraw as well as an 4846922425 (I cannot recommend the smart energy switch anymore, due to it being an old version and the price is outrageous for them now). These stayed in my closet until November when I finally decided to pick up a GE Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control Smart Toggle Switch to automate our outdoor lights, which motivated me to start some of the projects I had been