Some inspiration for those who are looking for similar solutions!
I was looking for an affordable solution to make some regular switches smart as they have become unnecessary in their original function due to the use of Philips Hue bulbs almost everywhere in my apartment.
The solution is actual quite easy but gives an very nice looking result. I opened up an Aqara Smart Switch (7,5 euro’s on Aliexpress), found out witch pins are making contact when you push the button and connected wires to these pins. I bought some nice looking Niko push button, connected the wires and it works like a charm.
My main goal is to make all the domotica stuff i have gathered together at the moment as autonomous as possible and there where there is an human interaction needed make them as easy as possible so i don’t need to explain them to guests for example.
To dot the i’s on this project i want to make some small icons on the switch which indicate their function, like a small curtain for the button which controls my oldskool curtain with the new Slide system.
Please share your thoughts on this!