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Migrating HestiaPi.com to a RasPi based server!

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 🙂

New integrated update script for everyone

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 OpenHAB rules and UI...

[FIXED] Tap and drag icons on LCD UI

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. Similar to the image...

Release notes and Instructions for image file v10.3

>> 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 connect HestiaPi to your...

New Dynamic DNS solution

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.

PCB-Notes-20180714

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 both N.C. and N.O....

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!

As of 10.1 version, you can now connect your phone to the “HESTIAPI” network with HESTIAPI as the password. Once connected you will automatically be prompted on your phone to select your WiFi network (no hidden SSID supported yet) and enter the password. Your HestiaPi will restart to connect to your...

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.

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