I must admit… I’m bit of a Xiaomi fan… products are affordable, typically good looking & very reasonable quality…
So when I saw this sensor I was hooked, as it solved one of my common household problems… timely watering the flowers. This $11 stick measures the soil moisture, soil fertility. However besides that, it aslo measures room temperature & light level (lux), so can be used as cheap sensor for that as well.
It uses bluetooth BLE and the battery is suppose to last a year.
@jamborta once the BLE binding is working fine, I think the script is no longer needed.
I’ve not yet experimented with the BLE binding, Chris has not yet released it, so don’t know how fast it will come.
So, got a some new ones today and was looking if they were water proof. Well, at least they made some arrangements to make it water resistant.
The main area where water would reach electronics is surrounded by a rubber seal.
I’m still but suspicious about the seal around the led, but assume that will similar seal inside.
The manual probably spells it out but… my Chinese is not too good, so don’t know what is written there.
If anyone can read it and is willing to translate I’ll post it
I’m already using your Mio binding which is awesome so thanks for that. I’ve got loads of xaiomi devices now as well based on your feedback and would like to use this one too in OpenHAB but I have no idea how to get it working. I’m using Windows 10 and I’ve got python running, the MQTT binding and Actions installed, but how do I go from there?
I think the script I wrote only works with Linux (due to the library used). Hence for my integration to work you need linux with the gattlib installed. I’m not familiar with similar libraries on windows.