Enviro pHAT


The envirophat sensor platform allows you to display information collected by an Enviro pHAT add-on board for the Raspberry Pi. The board features a wide range of sensors, such as:

  • BMP280 temperature/pressure sensor
  • TCS3472 light and RGB colour sensor with two LEDs for illumination
  • LSM303D accelerometer/magnetometer sensor
  • ADS1015 4-channel 3.3v, analog to digital sensor (ADC)

To add this platform to your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry,
# which is equivalent to the default setup
sensor:
  - platform: envirophat
    use_led: false
    display_options:
      - temperature
      - pressure
      - light
      - light_red
      - light_green
      - light_blue
      - accelerometer_x
      - accelerometer_y
      - accelerometer_z
      - magnetometer_x
      - magnetometer_y
      - magnetometer_z
      - voltage_0
      - voltage_1
      - voltage_2
      - voltage_3

Configuration variables:

  • display_options (Optional) array: List of readings to monitor. Default is monitoring all of them:
    • temperature: ambient temperature in Celsius. Since the sensor is close to the Raspberry Pi, that might affect the accuracy of the reading (ie. the Pi might heat up the sensor)
    • pressure: atmospheric pressure in hPa.
    • light: ambient light, as an integer in the 0-65535 range
    • light_red: red color reading scaled to the ambient light, as an integer in the 0-255 range
    • light_green: green color reading scaled to the ambient light, as an integer in the 0-255 range
    • light_blue: blue color reading scaled to the ambient light, as an integer in the 0-255 range
    • accelerometer_x: accelerometer reading in units of G, along the X axis
    • accelerometer_y: accelerometer reading in units of G, along the Y axis
    • accelerometer_z: accelerometer reading in units of G, along the Z axis
    • magnetometer_x: magnetometer reading, the X component of the raw vector
    • magnetometer_y: magnetometer reading, the Y component of the raw vector
    • magnetometer_z: magnetometer reading, the X component of the raw vector
    • voltage_0: voltage reading on Analog In 0 in units of V
    • voltage_1: voltage reading on Analog In 1 in units of V
    • voltage_2: voltage reading on Analog In 2 in units of V
    • voltage_3: voltage reading on Analog In 3 in units of V
  • use_led (Optional) True / False boolean; Default value is False, declaring that the on-board LEDs are not used for the color measurements thus these readings are based on the ambient light. If the value is set to True, the on-board LEDs will blink whenever a reading is taken.

Notes

  • X, Y, Z axes
    • X is parallel with the long edge of the board
    • Y is parallel with the short edge of the board
    • Z is perpendicular to the board
  • Voltages

Give the values friendly names & icons

Add something like the following to your customize section:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  customize:
    sensor.accelerometer_z:
      icon: mdi:airplane-landing
      friendly_name: "Acc Z"
    sensor.magnetometer_x:
      icon: mdi:arrow-up-bold-hexagon-outline
      friendly_name: "Magnetic X"
    sensor.pressure:
      icon: mdi:weight
      friendly_name: "Pressure"

Create groups

# Example configuration.yaml entry
group:
  enviro_phat_voltages:
    name: Enviro pHAT Voltages`
    entities:
      - sensor.voltage_0
      - sensor.voltage_1
      - sensor.voltage_2
      - sensor.voltage_3

Enabling the required i2c-1 device

Since the Enviro pHAT communicates over I2C, you might also need to make sure that the I2C devices are enabled, by adding or uncommenting the following line in /boot/config.txt (see the DT Parameters section in the Raspberry Pi documentation):

dtparam=i2c_arm=on