Using a Sonoff RF Bridge and modified it to work with ESPHome. Goal was to read Accurite 986 sensors located in my Fridge and Freezer/s. I have an Accurite in my fridge freezer working on the same battery for almost 2 years now so very happy with them. I have in the meantime found Home Assistant and of course ESPhome. Using a NESDR USB 433 key I was able to capture the Accurite sensors in rtl_433 along with some LaCrosse outdoor temp sensors. Each sensor shows the temp and it’s unique values but I have no idea how to incorporate this into ESPHome or if I even can.
Rtl_433 tells me:
time : 2020-07-07 18:57:49 model : Acurite-986 id : 28885 channel : 1R battery : 1 temperature: 77.000000 F status : 0 Integrity : CRC
The ID and Channel are unique to each sensor:
My ESPhome configuration for my modified Sonoff RF Bridge ends with:
sensor: - platform: wifi_signal name: Sonoff RF Bridge Wifi Signal update_interval: 10s - platform: uptime name: Sonoff RF Bridge Uptime remote_receiver: pin: 4 dump: all tolerance: 50 filter: 100us idle: 4ms remote_transmitter: pin: 5 carrier_duty_percent: 100% status_led: pin: number: GPIO13 inverted: yes
All examples I have seen only work with binary sensors - on or off states. Can I do what I want within ESPhome directly with sensors or should I be looking at MQTT or other alternatives.