Tutorial Domoticz Switch

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This tutorial will guide you to connect your first ESP Easy switch to Domoticz. We expect that you have a working Domoticz setup and have loaded the ESP Easy firmware onto your ESP.

In this tutorial, we use a simple switch demonstration so you don't need a real sensor attached to your ESP. A barebone ESP-01 should be sufficient for this tutorial. It will mainly demonstrate the basis steps to connect ESP to Domoticz by using the ESP Easy firmware.

Add virtual hardware

To be able to communicate with devices like the ESP, we have to add virtual hardware to Domoticz. This step has to be done only once in your setup.

From the main Domoticz Menu, Select Setup -> Hardware

Tutorial Domoticz Menu.png


And add following hardware to you system:

Tutorial Domoticz Add Hardware.png


Create a virtual sensor

The new hardware should be in the list and there should be a button "Create Virtual Sensors"

Tutorial Domoticz Create Sensor.png


Click this button and choose Sensor Type "Switch"

Tutorial Domoticz Add Sensor.png


Add device to your system

Now we have to add the device in Domoticz to become active.

From the main Domoticz Menu, Select Setup -> Devices

Tutorial Domoticz Menu.png


Your new switch device should be listed here

Tutorial Domoticz Device List.png

Please note the number below "IDX". This is the unique reference to this device and we need it later on to configure the ESP Easy module. In this case the IDX number is 250.

Click the little green button with the arrow pointing in the right direction to add this device

Tutorial Domoticz Device Add.png


Name this device "Demo" and click add device.

Navigate to menu "Switches" and your device should be listed:

Tutorial Domoticz Device.png

Connect the ESP Easy to your network

If you have your ESP board loaded with ESP Easy firmware, powerup the unit and an Access point named "ESP_0" should appear. Connect to this access point and browse to http://192.168.4.1. If all went well, the following screen should be shown:

Easy Main.png


Click the "Config" button

Tutorial Easy Config.png


Configure at least the following settings to get you started:

SSID
WPA
Protocol Domoticz HTTP
Controller IP = your Domoticz server IP
Controller Port = your Domoticz server port, default should be 8080

Click the "Submit" button


Click the "Tools" button and Click "Connect"

Tutorial Easy Tools.png


Go back to "Main" and chech the status. It should have an IP address:

Tutorial Easy Connected.png


From here on, you should start using http://192.168.0.232 to connect to your ESP device.

Configure the ESP Easy Devices

Click the "Devices" button

Tutorial Easy Devices.png


Click the "Edit" button on the first row

Tutorial Easy DevicesConfig1.png


Select "Switch Input" and enter the IDX found earlier in Domoticz. In our demo it was 250.

click "Submit" to get additional settings for this device

Tutorial Easy DevicesConfig2.png


This should be the final result:

Tutorial Easy DevicesConfig3.png


Testing

Now toggle GPIO-0 pin high and low and the light bulb in Domoticz should turn on/off accordingly!

(if you're using a NodeMCU board, you just have to toggle the "flash" button)