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Full Stack Developers Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski dive deep into web development topics, explaining how they work and talking about their own experiences. They cover from JavaScript frameworks like React, to the latest advancements in CSS to simplifying web tooling.

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The Smart Home


In this episode, Wes and Scott talk about the Smart Home — all the different tech available, how it works together, pitfalls to avoid, hardware, software, and more!

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Show Notes

2:25 - The tech

  • Wifi devices
  • Zigbee
    • Can operator on low power
    • Usually Cheaper
    • Water Sensor, door sensor, temperature
  • iOS
    • HomeKit sucks
    • You need an Apple TV or iPad to access outside of your house

9:13 - Controlling your smart home

  • Smart Things
  • Home Assistant
    • Host your own
    • Lots of add-ons
    • You need to babysit it
  • Android
    • Google Assistant
  • Google Pixel squeeze to assistant is way better than saying “Hey Google”.
  • Google Home
    • Google Home is awesome
    • Custom sayings with IFTTT
    • Custom via Routines
  • Alexa

23:52 - Software

  • Stringify
  • IFTTT
    • Basic automations
    • Makers accounts
    • Web hooks to trigger actions
  • Homebridge
    • Make non-iOS stuff work with HomeKit
    • Swipe up control is nice

28:15 - Hardware

  • Light Switches
    • Leviton
    • Lutron
  • Bulbs
    • LIFX
    • Philips Hue
      • AMAZING
      • Much cheaper now than before
  • Blinds
  • Chromecast — turn the TV off
  • Plugs
    • Wemo
    • Leviton
    • Sonoff
  • Power strip
    • Change each plug or have timers
  • Thermostat
    • Ecobee 3 Lite
    • Ecobee 4 with Alexa
    • Nest
    • Nest-E
  • Cameras
    • Ring Doorbells
    • Ring Flood Light Camera
      • Super slow to open the app
    • Wyze cameras
      • Small one
      • Larger Panning Camera
  • Mesh Wifi
    • Google Wifi
    • Amplifi
  • Fire Alarms / CO2
    • Nest Protect
    • Dumb
    • Lithium
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Non-connected “smart items”
    • Solar powered lights on a timer. No app needed, no WiFi connection needed
    • Roomba - meh. We play “find the body” when it comes home.
    • Locks - Code based lights

67:32 - What we want in the future

  • Scott
    • Motion sensors
    • Door sensors
    • Locks
    • Blinds
    • More bulbs
  • Wes
    • Fireplace
    • Constantly recording cameras
    • Sensors galore
      • Windows open
      • Doors open
      • Garage door
    • Zigbee Hub
    • Xiaomi Sensors
      • Gear Best
Links
  • Sanity
  • Stackbit
  • Google Home Mini
  • Amazon Echo
  • Google Pixel
  • Apple Homepod
  • Raspberry Pi
  • GearBest
××× SIIIIICK ××× PIIIICKS ×××
  • Scott: Philips Hue
  • Wes: All the recommendations from above
Shameless Plugs
  • Scott’s Level Up Pro
  • Wes’ Courses
Tweet us your tasty treats!
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  • LevelUpTutorials Instagram
  • Wes’ Instagram
  • Wes’ Twitter
  • Wes’ Facebook
  • Scott’s Twitter
  • Make sure to include @SyntaxFM in your tweets


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 2019-02-13  1h11m