Tutorial Domoticz Switch
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
And add following hardware to you system:
Create a virtual sensor
The new hardware should be in the list and there should be a button "Create Virtual Sensors"
Click this button and choose Sensor Type "Switch"
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
Your new switch device should be listed here
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
Name this device "Demo" and click add device.
Navigate to menu "Switches" and your device should be listed:
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:
Click the "Config" button
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"
Go back to "Main" and chech the status. It should have an IP address:
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
Click the "Edit" button on the first row
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
This should be the final result:
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)