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Network issues? No problem!

A few users have reported their WiFi being problematic dropping the connection every now and then. HestiaPi has its WiFi to automatically reconnect once the network is available but this hasn’t always solved the problem. Our latest update introduces a new optional cronjob script that does more. It tries to ping the WiFi’s (wlan0)...

Atmospheric pressure now supported!

Atmospheric pressure is now supported with the latest update! Note that only a software update is needed. The hardware is already there. No soldering required 😉 Monitor in realtime, plot against time or even use it to trigger a further action at a certain pressure level. Simply run this twice over SSH: sudo /home/pi/scripts/update.sh...

Collaborating with artist for custom cases

After a few requests we are now very happy to work with Antares for any case customisations needed! Customer asked for oak wood. Have a look at his latest work and his website! Customisations from now on will be available upon request.

Just add Internet (and you get remote access)

The latest release of HestiaPi offers very easy remote access to your home without touching your network modem/router or even knowing HestiaPi’s IP! Does not depend on port forwarding or DynDNS! Woohooo! Please note that this is an externally hosted service not controlled by you or us but by OpenHAB itself. Instructions video (if...

Windows now fully supported!

V.9.2 now fully supports Windows by providing default SSID settings for easier provisioning. Till now you couldn’t enter (easily) your WiFi details with a Windows machine. HestiaPi now comes preconfigured to connect to a default network with SSID: “HESTIAPI” Password: “HESTIAPI” (both without the quotes). If you only have access to Windows machines: Create...

No more 1 HestiaPi per order limits

We have finally lifted our limit of 1 HestiaPi per order!!! RaspberryPi Zero W will soon be our only version of Raspberry used and the WiFi adapter together with the microUSB converter will be gone.

Release notes and Instructions for image file v9.2

>> Discussion area << Supported features: Graphs Humidity setpoint logic my.openhab.org integration Default SSID settings for easier provisioning (see instructions below) Smart DynDNS updater script KRACK (Key Reinstallation AttaCK) vulnerability patched Full LCD area used Boost countdown shown on screen MQTT support!!! We now support incoming and outgoing MQTT...

New 3D Case files ready for download

A new version (v2) of the case has been released. Fixes some alignment issues Optimised for better printing Reviewed for easier installation on wall See all v2 files (3 pieces) in 3D view here.

Graphs now supported

Update to the latest HestiaPi version and see how your home reacts to your heating/cooling and humidity controls. Valuable insight for serious homeowners. A new image (v9) will soon include all these changes. For the impatient, here are the steps needed: 1. Visit from a browser http://:8080 And choose PaperUI > Add-ons > Persistence...

And we have a winner!

Forum user dexterp37 just won a FREE HestiaPi Touch! Thank you all for your very valuable input and help! We will get in touch with you directly.

Step-by-step installation instructions

For those who prefer more insight (like us) rather than blindly installing an image file here are some very rough steps. Please read the warning: Under User Manual: Documentation Please help us making it better if you find mistakes by posting here.

New HestiaPi Touch for 65EUR?

So you want a cheaper HestiaPi? OK, let’s try to cut down some costs for you: Do you already have a RasPi Zero or Zero W sitting? Put it to good use then and remember to add WiFi and adapter in the basket only if needed. Do you also have a few spare SD...

Documentation initiative & contest

Over the holiday season we got the chance to sit down and produce some rough documentation. This is only the backbone on top of which we will structure all the info people keep asking. The URL is simple: Documentation We’ve split the info into: Guides: This is the old guides page with basic instructions...

Not your average Black Friday newsletter!

Wait no more! The HestiaPi Touch Case is finally out for purchase or download for 3D printing and completes the long awaited HestiaPi Touch project. You are now able to make everything from scratch or simply buy the preassembled unit ready to install on your wall! Available in 3 colors right now (black, white...

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