Raspberry Pi integrations


Some components that are specific for the Raspberry Pi can require some further configuration outside of Home Assistant. All commands below are assumed to be executed with the pi account. For full documentation of these components refer to the components page.

Bluetooth Tracker

The Bluetooth tracker will work on a Raspberry Pi 3 with the built-in Bluetooth module or with a USB Bluetooth device on any of the other Raspberry Pi’s.

Software needed for the tracker is pre-installed so just follow the Bluetooth Tracker component and Device Tracker page pages.

Raspberry Pi GPIO

Each of the following devices are connected to the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi. For more details about the GPIO layout, visit the documentation from the Raspberry Pi foundation.

Permission have been given to the homeassistant user to use the GPIO pins and all of the following components should require no underlying changes to work. Just follow the component pages for each on how to add them to your Home Assistant installation.

Raspberry Pi Camera

The Raspberry Pi Camera is a specific camera for the Raspberry Pi boards. For more information about the camera I suggest reading the documentation from the Raspberry Pi foundation.

To use the camera it needs to be enabled with the raspi-config utility.

$ sudo raspi-config

Go to Interfacing Options, select Enable camera choose <Yes> and hit Enter, then go to Finish and you’ll be prompted to reboot.

After this follow the Raspberry Pi Camera component page.

One wire Sensor

The One wire sensor requires that support for it is enabled on the Raspberry Pi and that the One Wire device is connected to GPIO pin 4. To enable One Wire support add the following line to the end of /boot/config.txt

dtoverlay=w1-gpio

After this follow the One Wire Sensor component page.