On these pages I write a bit about my various electronics/computer projects and other fun stuff. I started writing in Danish on this website, but since I am mostly getting response from non Danish readers, I am going to switch to English. I am not going to translate all the older posts on the website, so use google translate and see if it makes sense.
Airthings Wave is a bluetooth device that can monitor temperature, humidity and radon level. The “plus” model can also monitor air pressure, CO2 and VOC (Volatile organic compounds). I have had one of each model for about half a year now, so I think it is time to share my experience and thoughts about it.
The dukaone S6W is a one room ventilation system with a heat exchanger with up to 95% heat efficiency (running on the lowest speed). The S6W model has build it WiFi and can be controlled from an app on your phone/tablet. I have made an integration for Home Assistant so you can control the dukaone from within HA – read more below
In an upcoming firmware update (to be released soon) for the IHC controller version 3, you will only be able to use a https connection to the soap API in the controller. This means the current version of Home Assistant will not be able to connect to the IHC controller. The current version can only use http.
Note: The https support is now included in HA version 0.112 and later, but only working with verison 3 of the controller.
The Xiaomi cube is a zigbee remote control (The official name is “Xiaomi Aqara smart home cube”). It can detect how you turn the cube (detect which face up is up), shake, tap and rotation. When I bought this I did not know exactly what I was going to do with it. I just thought it would be fun to play with it.
I have made it an internet radio remote control for a chromecast using Home Assistant automations. I have an internet radio channel on each side of the cube, and flipping the cube will start the channel facing up. I made channel logos on each face of the cube. Turning the cube will increase or decrease the volume. Shaking the cube will stop the audio.
In this post I will give some tips about the most asked questions I get for IHC and home assistant, and include examples I have used in my own setup. Basically it is about how the get something from IHC into HA or the other way.
How to turn on Philips hue light (or some other Home Assistant light) using an IHC push button.