I’ve recently bought a Zigbee Fingerbot on AliExpress. It just came in and connected it to ZHA via my Sonoff Zigbee 3.0 USB Dongle Plus ZBDongle-E. The problem is as follows: I can control the actuator via the button on top of the cube, Home Assistant will change the switch accordingly. But when I try to control the actuator by changing the switch state in Home Assistant, the actuator does not move.
I’d like some suggestions or solutions to get this fingerbot to work. Thank you!
I have the same problem! However mine has been working for the last two months and now all of a sudden it stopped working. The actuator works when I press the physical button and the state will change in home assistant, however if I use home assistant to switch on or off, it no longer triggers the actuator.
Thanks, it’s working again!
First, I thought changing the battery in the FingerBot would do the trick, but no luck there. Then, I had a real headache trying to figure out what was up with this device, going through all its states and modes. Finally, I stumbled upon this thread, and that did the trick!
You bloody legend! I love this community. Mine stopped working a week or so back too and it was really bugging me. I hadn’t investigated too much as it was turning on a reverse cycle air con to heat the house and Sydney just hit spring and warmer weather so it wasn’t necessary. Thanks for posting the fix and for @melsvdv for raising initially!
I also have it working just with native installation. However, I noticed that there is often substantial delay, around 2-5s between switch in HA dashboard and a fingerbot actually moving. I observed the same with zigbee2mqtt. Have you seen similar behavior?