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Tablet wall-mounted controller for the home

#1

Are there any plans for Athom to release some sort of controller for tablets so I can wall mount this for anyone in the home to use? The app is great for automation but sometimes you just want to flick a ‘switch’

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#2

Hi @Casper181, if you have a question the best place to start is the search option.

https://community.athom.com/search?q=dashboard

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#4

I also created a new zone called "Dashboard’, which contains groups of everything I would like access to - Perimeter, Total Power Usage, All Lights, Ave Temperature, All Heaters.

I admit its a work around -and i’m looking forward to Athoms solution (if they have one) but it does work on my Fire Tablet nicely for now.

Also kinda reminds me of the Law of the instrument :

To a man with a hammer , everything looks like a nail .

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#5

@Marcel_Wolf Has build his own using the MQTT Hub

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Homewizard dashboard in Homey
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Here´s another example of a dashboard, configured in Lovelace UI on Home Assistant.

All possible thanks to MQTT Hub and Client apps =) Apart from the front end, HA instead of openHAB, the principle is the same as above. As a bonus both HA and openHAB can be directly linked with Google for voice control.

Screenshots from a 10" Android tablet (still a work in progress):


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#7

I have done the same thing with home assistant except I used the API.

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#8

Wow, this looks nice! It there a good tutorial to fix this for noob like me?

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#9

This is my dashboard using the MQTT hub and Tileboard :).

Home tab

Lights tab

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Homewizard dashboard in Homey
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@David_Maas. It is not too complicated, but you would have to piece together instructions from “here and there”, depending on what hardware you have available. Short summary as follows:

  1. Install and configure Home Assistant on preferred hardware. Mine runs in docker on a Synology NAS. https://www.home-assistant.io/getting-started/
  2. Install and configure a MQTT broker on preferred hardware. I run Mosquitto in docker on a Synology NAS. There is a broker app for Homey that I haven´t tried but it should do the job from what I´ve heard.
    https://mosquitto.org/download/ OR https://apps.athom.com/app/nl.scanno.mqttbroker
  3. Install MQTT client app on Homey and configure it to connect to the broker.
    https://apps.athom.com/app/nl.scanno.mqtt
  4. Install MQTT hub app on Homey and configure it to for Home Assistant discovery. How-to-instructions inside the app setting.
    https://apps.athom.com/app/nl.hdg.mqtt
  5. Set up an integration to the broker in Home Assistant configuration. Can be done in the GUI and is fairly simple.
  6. BADABAM! Your Homey devices should be discovered and appear as entities in HA.

Let the fun begin!

Good luck, and don´t forget to support the developers :slight_smile:

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#11

@Gustav_Tillback.

Thank you.
Would it be possible to convert your reply, into a #howto / #tutorial somehow?

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#12

Hi @Gustav_Tillback

Could you give me a hint where to find documentation about setting up a dashboard on HA?
I have just installed HA for the first time. (Used to run Domoticz on my raspberry pi, but not anymore, as I now have Homey).
Using your guide, I was able to see all Homey configured devices on HomeAssistant.

So now I need to setup a dashboard on HA, and connect to it.

so far so good

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#13

@Twan_Veugelers Maybe you can find more info on the Lovelace UI page.

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split this topic #14

8 posts were merged into an existing topic: Help setting up HASS

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#22

It might be time for HASS to get its own thread.

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split this topic #23

19 posts were split to a new topic: Help setting up HASS

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#24

To Clarify,

Please ensure that replies to this thread are ‘on topic’. That is regarding ‘tablet wall-mounted controllers’ and not “how to set up a MQTT broker etc”.

I’ve moved the off topic posts in to their own thread.

If your looking for the posts which were trouble shooting the MQTT setup for HASS they can be found here.

If you have a problem or would like to discuss this, please feel free to contact myself or any other moderator.

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#25

To be honest I expect something on my wall to look a lot better then what I have seen so far. Most of the interfaces look technical and definitely need a UI/UX specialist to turn it into something modern and appealing.
The original HEIMA interface looks really good, but the design should be respected when transforming it into a Homey interface. I think one of the nicest interfaces at the moment is the one from Crestron. The Home OS3.

More information can be found here: https://www.crestron.com/en-US/Products/Featured-Solutions/Crestron-Home

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#26

came across this post. Easy touch marmitek. Surely your dashboards all look better, but just in case…

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#27

And i am still happy with OpenHab.

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