New review at MikesGear - Home Automation

Posted by Michael on 21st Sep 2017

Control your home’s heating, cooling and more via IR with Google Home and RM3 Mini

Google Home has been available in ‘straya for a couple of months now, and it works well at controlling new “smart” wifi LED bulbs and power points. What if you want to use it to voice-control your other appliances – the ones that are not wifi-enabled and are too dumb to talk to Google?

All you need is a cheap IR-blaster called the RM3 Mini, plus an Android phone/tablet/TV box as a local server, and a number of free web-services.

Click here for the walk-through.