Xiaomi devices hacks

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#1

There was a threat started on the old forum about Xiaomi Hacks.
Thanks to @bullseye1977

“Pretty new to all the homey possibilities. What i created is a cheap proof of concept zigbee wall switch.
Bought a “puls drukker” at the local Hornbach and soldered the switch to the internal contacts of the Xiaomi Aqara Smart Wireless Switch. Now i can select 4 scenes with this wall switch (on - off - dim 20% - sexy time) of my phillips Hue / Ikea lighting.
Nice thing it fits my current wall switches and i have one uniform look on the wall.”

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There where a lot of people interested in the schema to connect the “puls drukker”.
I’ve take a multimeter and came with this conclusion:
Connect the “puls drukker” on the two holes.


Battery powered wall switch
#2

I am VERY interested in this (UK switch tho)
Presumably a momentary switch right?

More detail you can give as I’d love to get this hooked up to a lightswitch for the UK!!


#3

Yes: “Pulsdrukker” is Dutch for momentary switch :wink:


Xiaomi / Aqara Smart Home - Zigbee App (v0.4.3)
#4

I would like to see how i connect the two cables from th switch to the xiaomi device. Door sensor or one button-switch.

Is this possible?
Thx


#5

On the old forum are pictures including the switch:


You have to connect the two wires on the L and N from the switch.


#6

yes i know, but i was interessted how you connect it at the xiaomi device :wink:


#7

How did you get it out of the casing?


#8

@vaderag Xiaomi / Aqara typically use the same connections to fix the housing parts… 2 sides with 1 clamp and 2 sides with 2 clamps.
If you gently use a sharp knife you can unclamp the clamps at 2-3 positions and then you are able to open the housing


#9

Great, thanks.

And, presumably, it doesnt matter which way i connect these little holes, just that they are connected, right?
[edit] answering my own question… of course it doesnt.

Just managed to whack it together - my soldering skills are terrible, my soldering iron too big and I nearly de-soldered a piece next to the holes, but it’s working and held together with electrical tape
Can’t get the back on the thing again since i have the wires poking out a hole so the battery is held in with tape too.
Also the actual button seems to be stuck depressed so that a sqeeze of the unit activates it. No idea how that’s happened!

But, it works.
Momentary switch on it’s way so wiring it in when it arrives and I should be in business :slight_smile:


#10

Has anyone come across a small inline switch or terminal block that has a switch which could sit inside the light fitting alongside this?

I don’t particularly want to hard wire the switch since resetting the bulbs requires multiple clicks, and while it doesnt happen often i’d like to be able to do it if needed…