Driven by the desire to understand the inner workings of everyday machines and electronics has steered my career path to become a mechanical engineer. I’ve dabbled with smart home products for many years, however only recently have I discovered Home Assistant — an incredible platform with an even better community. It often feels that when it comes to home automation, if you can dream it, you can built in with Home Assistant. I’ve been inspired to write this blog to share my appreciation of home automation while giving back to the community through helping others.