Today I finally found a moment to make pilight2mqtt a bit more usable and also add some infrastructure.
I basically refactored the code a little and added a launcher script. Installing is now as easy as executing setup.py and running the pilight2mqtt executable afterwards.
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Some days ago I blogged about my first experiments with pilight and mentioned that I intended to attach it to Home Assistant. Today I finally found the time to get started and now have a working prototype ready.
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I recently read an article in the German computer magazine c’t about controlling simple plugin switches via pilight. Pilight is a small piece of software with a built in web-based GUI that can control a variety of devices. This intrigued me quite a bit since I still had a cheap Brennstuhl RCS 1000 N comfort lying around here, which is exactly the switch set used in the article and is apparently supported quite well by pilight.
So, of course, I sat down and ordered a GPIO Full Kit from the pilight shop as well as a DHT22/AMS2302 temperature and humidity sensor from Amazon, plus some resistors, cables and my very first bread board.
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