Seeed Monthly Wrap-Up for February: Customize Your Smart Home Experience w/ HA

Boost your knowledge with 10 in-depth tech exploration offering expert insight, 10 inspiring Seeed-powered HA applications, 6 product and service showcases that will leave you in awe. Plus, prepare for 6 latest Seeed news and event highlights. Let’s jump right in!

Dear community,


Welcome to the latest edition of Seeed Monthly! This month, we’re diving deep into the fascinating world of Home Assistant and exploring its myriad applications across various industries. From cutting-edge developments to practical tutorials, we’ve curated a diverse range of content to keep you informed and inspired. 

Boost your knowledge with 10 in-depth tech exploration offering expert insight, 10 inspiring Seeed-powered HA applications, 6 product and service showcases that will leave you in awe. Plus, prepare for 6 latest Seeed news and event highlights. Let’s jump right in!

📚 I. In-depth Feature & Tech Exploration

Home Assistant is an open-source home automation platform that allows you to control and automate various smart devices and services within your home. It serves as a central hub for managing and integrating a wide range of smart devices, such as lights, thermostats, smart locks, cameras, and sensors.

Home Assistant has the capability to seamlessly integrate different types of devices from various platforms into a single ecosystem, facilitating cross-platform interoperability. This holds profound significance for the comprehensiveness of the smart home ecosystem.

01. Beyond Home Automation – LLM on the Edge Makes Your Smart Home Smarter

Imagine what would happen if a large language model and Home Assistant were combined? Yes, we would get a smart home assistant. It’s not just the popular voice chatbot of recent times, but also functions as a smart furniture controller. Here, we’ll discuss how to build your own smart home assistant! Check out today.

02. Automatic Integrate All Your SenseCAP Sensors to Home Assistant

The aforementioned constitutes the complete step-by-step tutorial for integrating SenseCAP into the Home Assistant platform.

Find more details here.

03. Extend Home Assistant with LoRaWAN device (XIAO-ESP32-S3)

Can you imagine using XIAO to control Apple HomePod? Through this tutorial, we have connected XIAO to the Home Assistant. Check out today.

04. Unveil our Home Assistant Collection Page on Seeed Studio’s Wiki

Discover how HA elevates privacy, versatility, and sustainability in home automation. Our Application Engineers and the vibrant Community, in collaboration with Seeed Studios products, have crafted inspiring projects, transforming residences into smart buildings. Click for more.

05. Customize Your Smart Home Experience

We want to share a comprehensive blog on some trending applications for Home Assistant that are reshaping the way we experience and manage our living spaces. Read more.

06. Getting Started with Home Assistant on reTerminal

This wiki will walk through step-by-step on how you can turn your ordinary house into a smart one just by using a reTerminal. Let’s get started!

07. Run Home Assistant with Screen: Frigate integrating with reTerminal

Imagine a scenario where your home not only meets your needs but also promptly detects and alerts you about suspicious activities in your backyard. In this article, we’ll explore the synergy between Seeed Studio reTerminal, Home Assistant OS, and the Frigate add-on with Coral AI USB TPU. Check out now.

08. Connect Grove Vision AI V2 to Home Assistant

Integrating Grove Vision AI V2 into Home Assistant allows for real-time environmental analysis and customized automation, making your home environment more intelligent and responsive. Check out the tutorial now.

09. Centralizing Smart Home Control with Home Assistant

This wiki provides step-by-step instructions to fine-tune your dashboard and explore Home Assistant’s extended capabilities. Find out more.

10. SenseCAP Indicator – Home Assistant Application Development

Welcome to the Seeed SenseCAP Indicator and Home Assistant development tutorial. This guide will walk you through the steps to integrate the SenseCAP Indicator with Home Assistant using the Home Assistant Yellow. Find out more.

🌈II. Seeed-Powered Home Assistant Applications

Explore inspiring projects featuring Seeed Studios products, where the versatility of Home Assistant OS shines in creating innovative solutions for residences to urban landscapes alike. From open-source libraries to DIY solutions, there’s no shortage of inspiration to be found among our talented community.

01. Comovis (Co2 ,Temperature and Humidity Sensor for EspHome)

Comovis (Credit to Nayel Khouatra) is an indoor air monitoring device plays a pivotal role in detecting PM2.5 particles, as well as monitoring temperature and humidity. By utilizing a light indicator and a user-friendly Home Assistant platform, Comovis informs users about the air quality, indicating whether it is safe or potentially hazardous. Check it out.

02. Human Presence Detection Using the 24GHz mmWave

This article will guide you through the installation of the ESPHome service in your own Home Assistant environment. By using the WiFi function of the XIAO ESP32C3, you will be able to connect your XIAO to the Home Assistant as part of your home terminal in a very smooth way. Read more.

03. 4 Node Home-Automation System Using Smallest ESP32

In home automation, compact design and advanced tech converge in innovative projects. An exemplary case enables smartphone control of four appliances, manual switches, and features global remote access with environmental monitoring (Credit to Technolab Creation). Find out more.

04. SenseCAP Indicator – Matter Application Development

This demo highlights using the Matter SDK to easily build advanced applications for the SenseCAP Indicator. The touchscreen-equipped Indicator doubles as a powerful home automation interface (Credit to Tim). Find out more.

05. Xiao ESP32C3 ESPHome Smart ThermoStat

This wiki will walk through step-by-step on how to make a XIAO ESP32C3 ESPHome Smart ThermoStat. Let’s get started. Read more.

06. Building a Smart Outdoor Environment using Sensecap S2103, MQTT and reTerminal

This project integrating SenseCAP S2103 (CO2, air temp and humi) and displaying collected data on reTerminal where Home Assistant has been installed, communicating with MQTT (Credit to Saudin Dizdarevic). Find out more.

07. DeepCamera : On-Device AI for Modern Surveillance

DeepCamera enhances traditional surveillance systems with open-source facial recognition, intrusion detection, fall detection, and parking lot monitoring using on-device machine learning. Find out more.

08. Connect Grove Modules to Home Assistant Using ESPHome

This tutorial will walkthrough step-by-step on how to connect Seeed Studio XIAO ESP32C3 with ESPHome running on Home Assistant and send the sensor
data/ control devices after connecting Grove modules to XIAO ESP32C3. Read more.

09. Home Assistant Grove All-in-one Environmental Sensor Guide

Demonstrating a simple and effective air quality monitor using XIAO ESP32C3 and Grove SEN54 all-in-one sensor, seamlessly integrated with Home Assistant for an efficient monitoring setup (Credit to James A. Chambers). Find out more.

10. Seeed Project of the Month – Home Assistant (February)

Every month, we’ll select 4 amazing community projects to run “Seeed Project of the Month” campaign, and invite the community to vote on the top winning project on LinkedIn. This month, each candidate will receive a $50 coupon, and the winner will receive an additional $100. As usual, we will select two lucky voters to get a $30 coupon for exploration.

The winner of this month is “4 Node Home-Automation System Using Smallest ESP32” by Asheesh Maurya. Check it out

📰 III. Product & Service Showcases

Stay up-to-date with the latest product releases from Seeed. Discover new tools, platforms, and services designed to streamline your workflow and accelerate innovation in your projects.

01. How to Build an IoT Sensor Node with, Wio-E5 LoRa Module and XIAO RP2040 MCU

How to Build an IoT Sensor Node with, Wio-E5 LoRa Module and XIAO RP2040 MCU

Closing the Tech Gap in Traditional Agriculture with ‘Green Dot Board’. This board is a LoRa IoT sensor node powered by Wio-E5 LoRa Module and XIAO RP2040 MCU, aiming to boost crop yields and simplify farming tasks. The board is an open-source project designed by Find out more here.

02. Local Voice Chatbot – Deploy Riva and Llama2 on reComputer

Introducing our Local Voice Chatbot—a groundbreaking solution that operates locally on hardware, leveraging Nvidia Riva and Meta Llama2. Departing from cloud dependencies, our architecture ensures privacy and speed. Read more.

03. Transforming Retail Management – Automating Operations and Staff Allocation with Edge AI Technology

DataDoIt delivered this innovative video analytics solution as an AI-powered IoT box, which integrated seamlessly with Seeed Jetson carrier boards alongside NVIDIA Jetson Orin modules, transforming retail businesses operations. Discover More.

04. XIAO Community Speaks Out: Your Valuable Feedback Steers the Course for the Future of Our XIAO Series

The XIAO community has been growing over the past few years, with more people learning about XIAO, contributing code, projects, and reference designs. To better address your needs and improve the series, we conducted a survey several weeks ago. It was heartening to see so many of you involved, and we received an impressive 877 feedback. In this blog post, we will conduct an in-depth analysis of the feedback we received concerning XIAO. It will cover the current status of XIAO, the expectations people have for XIAO’s future, and our plans for XIAO moving forward. Read more.

05. What is a LoRaWAN Gateway?

This blog explores the fundamental aspects of LoRaWAN Gateways, it’s functionality, importance, benefits, and the wide range of IoT applications they support, including smart cities, agriculture, asset tracking, and environmental monitoring. Read more.

06. SenseCAP LoRaWAN Devices Deployed to Monitor Carbon Sequestration in Liberia’s Rainforest

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The Forestry Training Institute (FTI) of Bomi County, Liberia has partnered with OPEN and the University of Maryland’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences to deploy a network of SenseCAP LoRaWAN devices in a rainforest. Discover More.

👩‍💻 IV. News & Event Highlights

Get the inside scoop on recent events and news. Gain valuable insights, key takeaways, and highlights from industry experts and thought leaders at the forefront of ML innovation.

01. Join Seeed Studio at NVIDIA GTC 2024

Join Seeed Studio at NVIDIA GTC 2024

Join Seeed Studio at NVIDIA GTC 2024, the pivotal event for AI and technological innovation, where we’re excited to showcase our edge AI capabilities at the AI at the Edge Pavilion, booth J104. RSVP now via the link!

02. Build Your Own Smart Sensor with Free XIAO Module, Grove Sensor and PCBA Support

Build Your Own Smart Sensor with Free XIAO Module, Grove Sensor and PCBA Support

Seeed Studio Fusion is launching a new sponsorship event focused on XIAO-based design in the fileds of wearables, energy saving, tinyML and home automation (preferably). Get up to $300 PCBA support for your design!

More info.

03. Build2gether 2.0: Join Seeed Studio at the Inclusive Innovation Challenge!

We’re happy to share that Seeed is sponsoring the Build2gether 2.0 Inclusive Innovation Challenge, spotlighting the transformative role of assistive technologies for people with disabilities. Join us and create meaningful impact for individuals with disabilities worldwide! Find out more.

04. Seeed Studio Monthly chatCEO Live S24E02: Local LLM for Smart Offices w/ HA

Seeed launches a new program this year: 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵𝗹𝘆 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝘁𝗖𝗘𝗢 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗧𝘂𝗯𝗲! Each month will feature a different tech theme, with our CEO, Eric Pan, sharing the latest product updates, project demos, and exclusive deals. In our latest YouTube livestream, we delved into the fascinating world of Local LLM (Large Language Models) technology, exploring its applications in creating smarter offices integrated with Home Assistant (HA). Watch the Video Now.

05. Seeed Studio Empowers Innovation at TreeHacks 2024

TreeHacks 2024, Stanford University’s flagship hackathon, stood as a beacon of innovation, bringing together some of the brightest minds to tackle challenges. As a proud sponsor of the event, Seeed Studio provided open-source hardware to empower hackers to develop groundbreaking solutions across various domains. More info.

06. Maker Camp in Shenzhen-2401: A Recap of MIT Research At Scale – Jan 2024

In January, we embarked on an exciting journey with the launch of the Maker Camp in Shenzhen program. Seeed Studio was honored to host 10 participants from MIT and UC Berkeley for a month-long residency, focused on scaling research with mass manufacturing for affordability or unprecedented magnitudes. Find out more.

That’s all for today, thank you all for reading through this Monthly Wrap-up in your spare time. (It is indeed a fruitful month!) If you wanna share what projects you’re working on, shoot us a tweet @seeedstudio, let us know on LinkedIn and Discord, or publish your project on our Project Hub on Hackster.




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  1. February’s Seeed Monthly Wrap-Up is here, and it’s all about supercharging your smart home with Home Assistant (HA)! 🏠✨ Dive into 10 tech explorations, discover 10 Seeed-powered HA applications, marvel at 6 product showcases, and catch up on the latest Seeed news. From integrating SenseCAP sensors to extending HA with LoRaWAN devices, there’s plenty to explore and inspire. Customize your smart home experience and join the future of home automation today! #SmartHome #HomeAssistant #TechInnovation 🚀🔌

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