- Platform information:
- Hardware: Raspberry Pi 3
- OS: OpenHabian
- Java Runtime Environment: ?
- openHAB version: 2
Hi all, I’ve decided to try OpenHab again after using Home Assistant for a year. It seems like OpenHab has a come a long way since I last looked, however I’m struggling to get my Aeotec Key Fob working properly.
It was always a pain to bind the fobs with Home Assistant in the first place. My old process was:
- Press the bottom right button, or the learn button on the back
- Press add node on Hass
- When it’s paired go to set parameter and set param 250 to scene
- If it reverts to Group then press and hold learn on the back of the fob for 3 seconds - this will awake it for 30 seconds
- Repeat setting param 250 to scene until it sticks.
- Restart the server
- After restarting Hass will show the name Aeotec KeyFob Gen 5 etc
- Rename the node to whatever
- Restart Hass
I can’t for the life of me get this working with OpenHab though. I’ve tried completely resetting my Aeotec Z Stick and Key Fobs to defaults and then following this procedure:
- Disconnect the Z Stick from the Pi and press the learn button
- Press the bottom right button to learn
- Green LED blinks fast and goes solid to indicate it’s paired
- Plug the Z Stick back into the Pi
- Press the mode and learn button on the back of the fob to put it in Scene Mode
- Restart OpenHab (sudo reboot - not sure why this need to reboot every time to find new devices)
- Open PaperUI
- Add the Thing
- Add the scene number and batter level as channels
- Go to the Control area and look at the values
- They are always “-” regardless of what button I press and the battery level never gets reported.
First post and question on this community, so I hope it’s got everything I was supposed to put.
Many thanks in advance.