Home Assistant Yellow

This project was originally published under the name Home Assistant Amber.

To celebrate our 8th birthday we’re launching a crowdfunding campaign for Home Assistant Yellow. We designed Home Assistant Yellow from scratch for both beginners and home automation enthusiasts to be the easiest way to run Home Assistant.

We will be hosting a Home Assistant Yellow live stream today at 12.00 PDT / 21.00 CEST. We will talk about how Home Assistant Yellow came to be and answer any questions you might have!

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.home-assistant.io/blog/2021/09/13/home-assistant-yellow/

This is awesome! Should be worth the wait if chip supply recovers and costs come back down.


I would like to (pre)order a HA Yellow, However I can not choose if I should pick a CM with eMMC or a Lite.
I wonder, if I buy a CM with eMMC and put an SSD in it, can i install Raspberry OS on the eMMC and HA on the SSD? Or am I forced to install HA OS on the eMMC? Even if i choose a CM with eMMC, i think its better to install HA on the SSD?

I ordered a home assistant yellow. I am planning to get the HM-MOD-RPI-PCB module (which is the Homatic CCU as a chip for Raspberry PI). I was wondering if this module will work on the J11 10-pin GPIO? Here is a link to the module https://www.amazon.de/-/en/HomeMatic-Radio-Module-Raspberry-HM-MOD-RPI-PCB/dp/B01G2FM4F0

I read that you can connect a Z-Wave module this way but I wanted to make sure before I buy it.


Is this shipping?
Will we be able to get them from Europe to not pay custom fees?

What is the advantage of this over an ordinary Raspberry Pi 4?

Nicer looking device. Especially important if you need it somewhere visible to be central in your ZigBee/zwave network. Also it has built in ZigBee/matter.

Can I connect to my KlikAanKlikUit devices ootb with this device?

It appears that the KlikAanKlikUit devices uses zigbee. Yellow comes with a zigbee radio (upgradable to Matter in the future) so you should be able to connect your KlikAanKlikUit devices to yellow.

Depends on what KAKU devices we are talking about. The non premium devices are RF. For that you need additional hardware.

This box used the Silicon Labs MGM210P based on the EFR32MG21 SoC. At the moment I’am using a dongle bsed on a TI CC2652P which works very well. I wonder how the EFR32MG21 performs compared to the CC2652P :thinking: