Modified IKEA Iskärna lamp glowing red in a room

Modding an IKEA Iskärna to use Zigbee

The IKEA Iskärna lamp is a stylish addition to any home, but its original design limits functionality to manual control via a single button. This modding project aims to enhance the lamp’s capabilities by replacing its original control board with a custom one, enabling Zigbee control, including integration with Home Assistant. This allows for automated control, custom effects, and remote operation of the lamp. Required materials IKEA Iskärna lamp 24V LED controller (Zigbee or other) Soldering iron Wires Screwdriver Glue Optional Button Disassembly The first step is to disassemble the lamp....

February 29, 2024 · 3 min · Jonatan
A setup of the project, showing the connection between the W5500-EVB-Pico and the IR reading head, which reads the electricity meter.

Smart Message Language Reader for Home Automation

The continuous development in the field of home automation opens up ever new possibilities to control the energy consumption in our homes efficiently. A crucial step in this direction is the reading of data from smart electricity meters using the Smart Message Language to gain detailed insights into energy consumption. That’s exactly why I created “SML-Reader” to read out the Smart Message Language data and then send it to smart home systems, such as Home Assistant, via MQTT....

November 27, 2023 · 5 min · Jonatan