Home Assistant is an open source operating system for a localized Smart Home Hub. Basically it works like IFTTT or Samsung Smart Things, but without having to send your data out onto the internet. This means that you have total control over your data, limit the amount of internet traffic from your smart devices, and tighten up security. Along with all of those things Home Assistant also allows you to create complex Scripts and Automations that blow other such Smart Home systems out of the water.

Support for over 1400 devices means that just about every type of Smart Home device will likely work from consumer products like Hue, Lifx, Google Home, Alexa, Ecobee, Z-Wave, WeMo, IKEA Trådfri, and so many DIY devices that use things like Python or MQTT. Most IoT projects that use the ESP8266 or ESP32 can be tied into this system as easily as connecting to Adafruit.io.

  • This guide will walk you through setting up the Home Assistant server onto a Raspberry Pi using Hass.io.
  • Next we will configure the server using the web interface.
  • Then it is time to install goodies like MQTT and Node Red
  • Last we will go over some things to look for in devices that work best with this kind of system.


Raspberry Pi 3 - Model B+ - 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 with 1GB RAM

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is the most popular Raspberry Pi computer made, and the Pi Foundation knows you can always make a good thing better! And what could make the Pi 3...
New Raspberry Pi computers are coming out all the time, feel free to use the latest one that is supported by HASS.io!

SD/MicroSD Memory Card - 16GB Class 10 - Adapter Included

Add speedy mega-storage in a jiffy using this 16 GB Class 10 micro-SD card. It comes with a SD adapter so you can use it with any of our shields or adapters! Preformatted to FAT so it...

Ethernet Cable - 3 ft long

We have so many Internet-connected goodies in the shop, we figured it's time to carry a cable so you can easily connect them up! This cable is 3 feet long, comes in Adafruit black...

5V 2.5A Switching Power Supply with 20AWG MicroUSB Cable

Our all-in-one 5V 2.5 Amp + MicroUSB cable power adapter is the perfect choice for powering single-board computers like Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone or anything else that's power...
This guide was first published on Sep 05, 2019. It was last updated on Sep 05, 2019. This page (Overview) was last updated on Sep 16, 2019.