homebridge-http-irblaster

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    homebridge-HTTP-IRBlaster Plugin

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    I wrote this plugin as a wrapper around https://github.com/mdhiggins/ESP8266-HTTP-IR-Blaster to allow remote control of InfraRed controlled devices by HomeKit. To use this plugin, you need to build the ESP8266 based IR Blaster device documented by mdhiggins on the github for the blaster. Once you have it built, you can control it via HomeKit.

    IRBlasterCircuit

    The plugin will create different types of accessories in HomeKit, depending on the configuration and features of the device. For simple accessories, a switch is configured, allowing on and off control. While for more advanced accessories a FAN is configured allowing on, off and a level to be set. For the fireplace I connected, I use the level to control the flame height, and for the Panasonic stereo the volume.

    Circuit Diagrams

    RF and LED Transmitter

    RF-LED

    DHT-YL

    Installation

    More detailed instructions are available here https://www.instructables.com/id/Control-Your-Fireplace-With-HomeKit-and-Alexa/

    1. sudo npm install -g homebridge-http-irblaster

    configuration

    The configuration is very straight forward, you need just a Button name and the command to control the blaster.

    Example config.json containing the configuration for several of my devices, including my Panasonic SA-PM53 stereo, Fireplace and LG TV/Yamaha receiver.

    {
      "accessory": "http-irblaster",
      "name": "Power",
      "irBlaster": "ESP_869815",
      "command": "/msg?repeat=2&rdelay=100&pdelay=1&address=16388&code=538BC81:PANASONIC:48"
    }, {
      "accessory": "http-irblaster",
      "name": "Panasonic",
      "irBlaster": "ESP_869815",
      "on_busy": 5000,
      "off_busy": 5000,
      "up_busy": 400,
      "down_busy": 400,
      "steps": 50,
      "rdelay": 100,
      "count": 1,
      "off_data": [{
        "type": "PANASONIC",
        "out": 1,
        "data": "538BC81",
        "length": 48,
        "address": 16388
      }],
      "on_data": [{
        "type": "PANASONIC",
        "out": 1,
        "data": "538BC81",
        "length": 48,
        "address": 16388
      }],
      "up_data": [{
        "type": "PANASONIC",
        "out": 1,
        "data": "5000401",
        "length": 48,
        "address": 16388
      }],
      "down_data": [{
        "type": "PANASONIC",
        "out": 1,
        "data": "5008481",
        "length": 48,
        "address": 16388
      }]
    }, {
      "accessory": "http-irblaster",
      "name": "Fireplace",
      "irBlaster": "ESP_869815",
      "on_busy": 32000,
      "off_busy": 5000,
      "up_busy": 600,
      "down_busy": 600,
      "start": 100,
      "steps": 10,
      "rdelay": 600,
      "off_data": [{
        "type": "raw",
        "out": 1,
        "khz": 500,
        "data": [200, 700, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 200, 700, 700, 200, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 700, 200, 200, 700, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 700, 200, 700, 200, 200, 700, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200],
        "pulse": 10,
        "pdelay": 30
      }],
      "on_data": [{
        "type": "raw",
        "out": 1,
        "data": [200, 700, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 200, 700, 700, 200, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 700, 200, 200, 700, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 700, 200, 700, 200, 200, 700, 200, 700, 700, 200, 700, 200],
        "khz": 500,
        "pulse": 10,
        "pdelay": 30
      }],
      "up_data": [{
        "type": "raw",
        "out": 1,
        "data": [200, 700, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 200, 700, 700, 200, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 700, 200, 200, 700, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 200, 700, 700, 200, 700, 200],
        "khz": 500,
        "pulse": 10,
        "pdelay": 30
      }],
      "down_data": [{
        "type": "raw",
        "out": 1,
        "data": [200, 700, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 200, 700, 700, 200, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 700, 200, 200, 700, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700, 200, 700],
        "khz": 500,
        "pulse": 10,
        "pdelay": 30
      }]
    }, {
      "accessory": "http-irblaster",
      "name": "TV",
      "irBlaster": "ESP_869815",
      "on_busy": 1000,
      "off_busy": 1000,
      "off_data": [{
        "out": 1,
        "data": "20DFA35C",
        "type": "NEC",
        "length": 32
      }, {
        "out": 1,
        "data": "5EA17887",
        "type": "NEC",
        "length": 32
      }],
      "on_data": [{
        "out": 1,
        "data": "20DF23DC",
        "type": "NEC",
        "length": 32
      }, {
        "out": 1,
        "data": "5EA1B847",
        "type": "NEC",
        "length": 32
      }]
    }
    

    Please note, this command is an example from my configuration controlling my Panasonic SA-PM53 mini system. These will not work for you, unless you have the same stereo. And the fireplace is one with a radio remote [https://valorfireplaces.com/features/remote-controls.php] with this FCC ID Rtd-g6rh. To control the fireplace, I just wired in a 315MHZ Transmitter module in place of the LED/Transistor.

    Options - Simple devices that toggle

    • accessory - Must be "http-irblaster"
    • name - Name of the accessory in HomeKit
    • irBlaster - Name or ip address of your IRBlaster Device
    • command - Command to control the device ie "/msg?repeat=2&rdelay=100&pdelay=1&address=16388&code=538BC81:PANASONIC:48"
    • stateful - The default behavior of the plugin is to turn itself off one second after being turned on. However you may want to create a dummy switch that remains on and must be manually turned off. ie "stateful": true
    • busy - How long should the switch stay on in HomeKit ( in seconds ), defaults to 5 seconds.

    Example LG TV Buttons

    {
      "accessory": "http-irblaster",
      "name": "Tuner",
      "irBlaster": "ESP_08EE8D.local",
      "command": "/msg?repeat=2&rdelay=100&pdelay=1&code=20DF6B94:NEC:32"
    }, {
      "accessory": "http-irblaster",
      "name": "HDMI1",
      "irBlaster": "ESP_08EE8D.local",
      "command": "/msg?repeat=2&rdelay=100&pdelay=1&code=20DF738C:NEC:32"
    }, {
      "accessory": "http-irblaster",
      "name": "HDMI2",
      "irBlaster": "ESP_08EE8D.local",
      "command": "/msg?repeat=2&rdelay=100&pdelay=1&code=20DF33CC:NEC:32"
    }
    

    Options - Complex devices with levels

    Credits

    • mdhiggins - Creating the ESP8266 based IR Blaster, sharing your plans and source.
    • nfarina - For creating the dummy plugin which I used as base for this plugin.

    Install

    npm i homebridge-http-irblaster

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    Version

    0.1.39

    License

    ISC

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