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Home Assistant component development

Posted on: November 14, 2018, in AllHome AssitantPython

This is my attempt to document the development of a component and binary_sensor platform, for the Home Assistant project.

This is the code you should use to meet requirements to get accepted into HA.
Read the article.



Python driver for the W800rf32 family of X10 RF receivers.

Posted on: October 25, 2018, in AllHome AssitantPython

I recently put a driver up on PYPI for the W800rf32 family of X10 RF receivers from WGL & Associates.
I use this with the following devices:

KR19A
MS16A
RSS18

Here is the github page: W800RF32

This is available to install via PIP:
pip3 install pyW800rf32

All of the logic for the decoding I wrote for the Pytomation project.
Here is an example of using the code, note: very little error checking here.
My reason for doing a PYPI project was to write and include a driver for Home Assistant.