Receive signals from a keyboard and use it as a remote control.
This component allows you to use a keyboard as remote control. It will fire
keyboard_remote_command_received events which can then be used in automation rules.
evdev package is used to interface with the keyboard and thus this is Linux only. It also means you can’t use your normal keyboard for this because
evdev will block it.
# Example configuration.yaml entry keyboard_remote: device_descriptor: '/dev/input/by-id/foo' key_value: 'key_up'
- device_descriptor (Required): List of URLS for your feeds.
- key_value (Required): Possible values are
key_hold. Be careful,
key_holdwill fire a lot of events.
And an automation rule to breathe life into it:
automation: alias: Keyboard all lights on trigger: platform: event event_type: keyboard_remote_command_received event_data: key_code: 107 # inspect log to obtain desired keycode action: service: light.turn_on entity_id: light.all