While the campaign is going strong, we are working hard redesigning many parts. One of the most popular requests has always been the LCD UI. Let’s dig right into it…
So you’ve heard us brag about being open and all that, but how does this really help you? In this update you will see how easy it is to add a wireless relay without being tied to a specific vendor. So the idea is to add a wireless relay contact
Lowering the Funding Goal We’ve made the decision to lower the initial minimum budget from $48k USD to only $6k and soon after we got funded! We’ve made this decision after discussing the numbers with Crowd Supply HQ, and they confirmed that a reduction in the funding goal was feasible.
If you haven’t heard already, earlier this week Nest announced they are killing the support of external devices communicating with the API. Popular services like IFTTT, along with pretty much most existing integrations will stop talking to Nest as a result of this action! The “Works With Nest” program and
The HestiaPi campaign is now live on Crowd Supply! Learn more on the main campaign page and reserve yours today from 99USD and free US shipping.
Preparing for the launch of our crowdfunding campaign at CrowdSupply we are doing some housekeeping. Part of that phase is tidying up our documentation and guides with up to date info and photos to help you. The biggest change though is that we moved all info and restructured it in
Code and schematics soon on Github once polished. We all know how important it is for our health to control the humidity in the house. That’s why I wanted to get a dehumidifier (my area never suffer from too low humidity). But going to the store I realised that the
>> Discussion area << Supported features: Minor bugs and fixes with UI and boost functionality Disabled LCD screen blanking HestiaPi now supports MyOpenHAB cloud connector (further steps needed to enable remote access)
Okay, now that the storm is over I can update you on how HestiaPi saved my (basement’s) life during Christmas holidays. I was working at my basement when I realised there is a leak and drops were coming down from the
That would be the case if we wouldn’t love you! We are migrating instead to a faster, bigger and all around better machine to withstand the increasing load so expect some minor glitches during DNS propagation today 🙂
Till now the update script: sudo /home/pi/scripts/update.sh would overwrite your rules and UI files with the default ones. The new integrated update script (same location) asks you 2 questions: Choose UI: 1) HVAC (US) 2) Standard (EU) and Choose temperature Unit: 1) Fahrenheit (F) 2) Celsius (C) and updates all
A previously fixed bug on OpenHAB reappeared with our latest update of OpenHAB migrating to Stretch, so if you use this image, you will notice that tapping on LCD buttons that have an icon, most of the times produces a drag event on the icon rather than pressing the button.
Now that we officially support Raspbian Stretch, here are the detailed installation steps if you don’t like image files or you simply want to install HestiaPi software on an existing system!
>> Discussion area << Supported features: Stretch update: We have upgraded from Jessie to Stretch, the latest stable distro release New optimised LCD driver for faster response to touch events Celsius, Fahrenheit, EU and HVAC mode support in the same image. See here for instructions to change mode. Easily
Now that DtDNS has officially suspended their operations some of you may have been locked outside their house. Noip.com is another tried, tested and approved solution for dynamic DNS to replace DtDNS. Find here how to seamlessly integrate it within your HestiaPi.
v6.0 – Supported features – Thank you paciotti! – Improved design with noise protection from high voltage spikes – Snaps on RaspberryPi Zero/3/2 – Supports both 3.3V and 5V BME sensors. – Dual relay can control 2 independent contacts, like heating thermostat, AC, fan or hot water – Relays offer
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