Raspihats Binary Sensor


The raspihats binary sensor platform allows you to read sensor values ​​using the digital inputs of the raspihats boards.

To use your raspihats boards in your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
binary_sensor:
  - platform: raspihats
    i2c_hats:
      - board: DI6acDQ6rly
        address: 0x60
        channels:
          - index: 0
            name: PIR Office
            invert_logic: true
            device_class: motion
          - index: 1
            name: PIR Bedroom

Configuration variables:

  • i2c_hats (Optional): Array of used I2C-HATs.
    • board (Required): The board name [Di16, Di6Rly6, DI16ac, DI6acDQ6rly].
    • address (Required): The board I2C address, hex value.
      • channels (Required): Array of used digital input channels.
        • index (Required): Digital input channel index.
        • name (Required): Friendly name to use for the frontend.
        • invert_logic (Optional): Inverts the input logic, default is false.
        • device_class (Optional): See device classes in binary_sensor component, default is None

Directions for installing smbus support on Raspberry Pi

Enable I2c interface with the Raspberry Pi configuration utility:

# pi user environment: Enable i2c interface
$ sudo raspi-config

Select Interfacing options->I2C choose <Yes> and hit Enter, then go to Finish.

Install dependencies for use the smbus-cffi module and enable your homeassistant user to join the i2c group:

# pi user environment: Install i2c dependencies and utilities
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential libi2c-dev i2c-tools python-dev libffi-dev

# pi user environment: Add homeassistant user to the i2c group
$ sudo usermod -a -G i2c homeassistant

Check the i2c address of the sensor

After installing i2c-tools, a new utility is available to scan the addresses of the connected sensors, so you can see the sensor address:

$ /usr/sbin/i2cdetect -y 1

It will output a table like this:

     0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  a  b  c  d  e  f
00:          -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
20: -- -- -- 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
30: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
40: 40 -- -- -- -- -- UU -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
50: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
60: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
70: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 77

For more details about the raspihats add-on boards for Raspberry PI, visit raspihats.com.