What can I expect?

By the end of this course you will learn how to install Home Assistant on a Raspberry PI with a dashboard and an automation to get you started!

I will also explain basic concepts such as Entities, Integrations, Add-ons, Automation & Scenes.

Getting started with Home Assistant will make you understand if it will fit your smart home needs.

I recommend taking this course before "Build a Smart Home with Home Assistant”.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from Gio

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Home Assistant Basics

    • How does Home Assistant work

    • Why Home Assistant

    • How much does Home Assistant Cost

    • Home Assistant Concepts

    • Home Assistant Jargon Buster

    • Home Assistant Demo & Features

    • What devices will you be using?

    • Quiz on Concepts

  • 3

    Getting Started with Home Assistant

    • What do you need before you start

    • Install Home Assistant on Raspberry PI

    • Initial Setup

    • Adding Devices to Home Assistant (Auto Discovery)

  • 4

    First Steps in Creating a Smart Home

    • My First Dashboard

    • My First Automation

    • BONUS - CODE

  • 5

    Next Steps...

    • Congrats! Here's what's next...

    • Thanks you.. Special Deal for you!

    • Smart Home Makers Membership

    • Before you go...

Gear to Get Started

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About Me

Gio Langella

I'm Gio! I run a YouTube channel called Smart Home Makers and run a blog too. I'm a Software Engineer with a passion for smart home tech. I have been living in a smart home for about 5 years. At one point I had more than 20 Smart Apps on my phone, I since decided to control my smart home with Home Assistant and help people learn this powerful platform. When I was getting started with Home Assistant I struggled to get everything working, but now I feel the need to pass on this knowledge and get more and more people using Home Assistant as their home automation platform.

Learn Home Assistant in under an hour

All the information you need to get started with home assistant and build your first automation.


Most Frequent Questions And Answers

  • Is Home Assistant free?

    Home assistant is free to download and use, you can also download the free mobile app.

  • Can I only install Home Assistant on a Raspberry PI

    No! You can also install home assistant on a VM, Intel NUC, Ubuntu, Odroid or get the pre-installed Home Assistant Blue.

  • What smart devices are you using in this course?

    In this course I will be using a Philips Hue Bridge with Bulbs and Motion sensors to demonstrate how you can build a dashboard and automation. Feel free to integrate any compatible device you have in your home to follow along!

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