This page is a spawn off my automation page. If you ended up here via a search engine you can check out that page too!

Okay, this page will be for examples and links to code I find and modify to make things work because if you saw my front page (sorry) then you'd know I suck at programming. The first few external links are for to provide working examples you can modify. *Sad News* is shutting down (at least to some degree). Links will work until the end of 2016 by which time I will have moved everything here to my own site.

This is a working sketch for the esp8266 chip programmed through the Arduino IDE. You'll need to follow a few steps to add support for the esp8266 to the Arduino IDE (Google is your friend) but then you can copy/paste/modify the sketch for your needs. This sketch is for acquiring data from a DHT11 sensor and sending that information to a MQTT broker (which then puts it into OpenHAB for me but that isn't a requirement to play with this)

This example is for using a relay with a esp8266 board, same details as above.

A couple examples for the stuff show below via pastebin links - basic sitemap and basic item and sitemap options.

And a link for a temperature rule in OpenHAB to trigger an device based on the temperature. I've since split this in two. The "off" section didn't appear to be working correctly but having a separate on and off rule  has worked flawlessly.

Since the main focus of what I'm doing and playing with here are a few basic examples for anyone starting out in OpenHAB. Below are two ways of show items in a sitemap as well as how to configure those items:

Item type Item_Name "Human readable name" optional icon <> {binding + properties}

Number Weather_Temperature "Outside Temperature [%.0f F]" { weather="locationId=home, type=temperature, property=current, unit=fahrenheit" }
Number Weather_Humidity "Outside Humidity [%d%%]" { weather="locationId=home, type=athmosphere, property=humidity" }

DateTime Date "Date [%1$tA, %1$tB.%1$td.%1$tY]" { ntp="America/Los_Angeles:en_US" }

DateTime Sunrise "Sunrise [%1$tH:%1$tM]" {astro="planet=sun, type=rise, property=start"}
DateTime Sunset "Sunset [%1$tH:%1$tM]" {astro="planet=sun, type=set, property=end"}


Frame label="Date" {
Text item=Date
Text item=Sunrise
Text item=Sunset

Frame label="Weather" {
Text item=Weather_Temperature
Text item=Weather_Humidity



Group Bedroom

Dimmer bedroomLight "Bedroom Light" (Bedroom) {insteonplm=""}


Frame {

Group item=Bedroom label="Master Bedroom" icon="firstfloor"