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An Air Quality Egg platform plugin for Homebridge.


Run these commands:

% sudo npm install -g homebridge
% sudo npm install -g homebridge-platform-aqe

On Linux, you might see this output for the second command:

npm ERR! pcap2@3.0.4 install: node-gyp rebuild
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR!

If so, please try

% apt-get install libpcap-dev

and try

% sudo npm install -g homebridge-accessory-neurio


Homebridge Configuration

This is a "dynamic" platform plugin, so if you're already running homebridge on your system, then you already have a ~/.homebridge/config.json file and no configuration is needed!

If this is your first time with homebridge, this will suffice:

{ "bridge":
  { "name": "Homebridge"
  , "username": "CC:22:3D:E3:CE:30"
  , "port": 51826
  , "pin": "031-45-154"
, "description": ""
, "accessories":
, "platforms":

AQE Configuration

Connect your Egg's USB cable to your computer, and launch Serial Monitor program. Make sure that EOL is set to Carriage Return1, and that theBaud Rateis set to115200`.

Type aqe when the Egg starts and, after initialization, you'll be in configuration mode. Type these three commands:

mqttauth disable

where is the domain-name of the machine that is running Homebridge. (It would be better if the Egg would allow an IP address for the MQTT server, but it requires a domain-name.)

Personally, I also like to set these as well prior to the exit command:

backlight alwayson
use ntp