One of the cool things you can do in Home Assistant is randomize the actions of your automations. While this could be used for some super practical like creating a vacation protocol that randomizes which lights turn on or off thats not what I did. I created a haunted house for Halloween because who doesn’t want to live in a haunted house?
The basic idea is that at 6pm on Halloween Home Assistant kicks off an hour of randomized haunted house sound effects, and I built it in a a way that allows for some customization through the UI.
If you are familiar with the Home Assistant Config I documented the package for this, and you can find it at https://github.com/thejeffreystone/home-assistant-configuration/blob/master/config/packages/halloween.yaml
You want a detailed walk through of what I set up, check out the video posted over on my Youtube channel:
And until next time, go automate the boring stuff.