Do you know that on 11th of November is the
Chinese Black Friday and there will be a big global shopping festival in AliExpress
website? That means you can get some smart sensors and items a lot cheaper than usual.
11th of November is also known as Singles’ Day for understandable reasons. As far as
I know this is the best time of the year to purchase something from AliExpress
and to make your home even smarter. In this video I will make a list of
discounted items and I will rank them for you so you don’t have to bother
searching smart home items. On top, I will not just list you some random stuff,
but I will also try to point you to some good tutorials that you can use immediately
to get the max value of your purchases.
All the links to the products that you are about
to see can be found in the video description. One more important thing, before
we begin. In order not to miss the AliExpress Biggest Sale of the year,
please, mind the exact end date and time as everything will stop on twelve of Nov ,
11:59 PM PT so you have to act before that deadline if you want to get the discount.
With that being said let’s start this video: The item number 5 of my TOP 5 Smart Home gadgets
ranking during AliExpress Singles’ day is a robot vacuum cleaner. And I’m talking about the brand
new model from this year called Roborock S7 Pro Ultra. Which have double the suction power of the
previous model and it cleans everything including itself as it have self-emptying base, auto
water tank refiling and auto mop washer. You can integrate the Roborock S7 Pro Ultra with
Home Assistant using two different methods, simple and advanced one.
I’m describing both of
them in details in this video of mine where I’m using the previous model the regular Roborock S7,
but the principle and steps are exactly the same. Going to the next item of my TOP 5 Smart Home
gadgets ranking during AliExpress Singles’ day. The items on spot number 4 are actually two, but
they are pretty similar and they are perfect match for every Smart Home enthusiast out there. I’m
talking about one of the most popular IoT Boards that can be used as the brain of many Smart Home
Projects. The exact models of these boards are D1 Mini ESP8266 which is the older and cheaper model
and D1 Mini ESP32 which is little more expensive, but more modern, more faster and with Bluetooth
support. Both boards can be easily flashed with a custom firmware like Tasmota or ESPHome and
numerous smart sensors can be attached to them so you can DIY smart Temperature & Humidity,
Motion, Gas, PH and many more sensors for very cheap.
Check this YouTube playlist of
mine where I’m using these exact boards to do exactly that – cheap and useful Smart
Sensors that are working with Home Assistant. And as I’m often talking about Home Assistant
it might be the case that you still don’t know what is that animal exactly. To
help you further here I created a free Home Assistant webinar where I’m explaining
the most important things about this topic. You can register for the
Webinar right now on my website The item number 3 from my TOP 5 Smart Home gadgets
ranking during AliExpress Singles’ day is a big one it is a Creality 3D printer Ender v2.
this printer you can 3D print all kind of stuff, some of them useful and some of them totally
useless. If you have kids, this printer will become kind of best toy that produce new toys
on demand. Setting up this printer is tricky, but I have a video where you can see all
the glitches that I faced and avoid them beautifully. If you always wanted a 3D printer,
now is the best time to buy one. On top, Creality 3D printer Ender v2 is probably the best
3D printer that you can get under $300. The price during the AliExpress Global Shipping Festival
should be probably the best during the whole year.
Small and cheap, but useful and durable
the item number 2 from my TOP 5 Smart Home gadgets ranking during AliExpress
Singles’ day is a Xiaomi T&H Sensor. This sensor can last around a year with one
cheap battery. It uses a Bluetooth for a wireless communication and can be easily added
in Home Assistant as I’m describing here. When you add that T&H sensor in Home Assistant you
can make ton of automations. As example when the temperature drops below a certain threshold
start the heating or vice versa if it goes to the roof and gets too hot start the AC. The Xiaomi
T&H Sensor usually cost around 6-7 US dollars, but now you can find it under 5 especially
if you buy a set of 4 or 5 pieces. The item number 1 from my TOP 5 Smart Home gadgets
ranking during AliExpress Singles’ is a smart camera board called ESP32-CAM. This board can
be found for around $5 and can be used to easily DIY a wireless live streaming camera for Home
Assistant. I’m showing every step of that process and I share everything in this video of mine.
Following the instructions from the video you can make one or dozen of such cameras for yourself.
Of course, the image quality of the camera cannot compete the one in the latest iPhone, but
it is decent enough for many, many purposes.
If some of the Smart Home Acronyms & words
that I’m using are not so clear for you, I have a cure for that in a form of one PDF
document called the Smart Home Glossary. Download that PDF for free from my
website and use it whenever you need it. Thank you for watching I’m
Kiril & I’m done speaking. Bye..