Wallmounted Home Assistant Dashboard
- by Tom Beyer
I have long wanted to have tablets on the wall of the ground floor and upper floor where I can control Home Assistant. In the last Black Friday Sale I bought two relatively cheap 10 inch Fire Tablets from Amazon for 99€ each.
The only difficulty was to supply the tablets with electricity. But then I came up with a very practical solution.
I bought a Qi Micro USB Ladepad at Amazon (Afiliate Link):
Cut it open:
I need only the ribbon cable (what a waste):
Soldered wires to the correct solder points on the ribbon cable (meassure first) and solder a USB connector to the other side of the cable:
If you dont have the USB connectors you can buy these at Amazon or salvage an existent USB cable.
Then I plugged everything in and attached the Tablet with Extra Strong Tesa Velcro to the wall.
The result looks like this, my wife and me are very happy:
As Android app to run Lovelace I use Wallpanel
I posted about this project on Reddit and on Home-Assistant Community. There were many comments which are also interesting, so here are the links: