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    John Bartlet

    We have had a few customers request a Home Assistant integration and we know we've given out API credentials to those who've wanted to build it. However, do not know of any users who have completed a Home Assistant integration at this time.

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    Justin Quintero

    I just purchased a puck and am using home assistant, willing to test out your plugin when you have it ready

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    Nick Waterton

    I have written a vent and puck interface (for openhab2), but it’s written in python, and should be universal. It’s similar to my roomba vacuum interface which is used in ha I believe.

    You can take a look at it here:

    https://github.com/NickWaterton/Flair-Vents-MQTT-Interface 

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    Scott

    I'd gladly buy a few of these (pucks and vents) if they are integrated into Home Assistant!

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    Matthew Miller

    Count me in this as well. My main system is a boiler/baseboard radiant and that's hooked to Ecobee, and then I've got a Mitisubishi mini split. Ecobee's "smart" system isn't really very smart, so I'd like to tie it all together with Homeassistant. Specifically, I want to use the mini-splits for cooling (obviously), but also I'd like to use the mini-splits for heat when the outdoor temps are high enough to make that more efficient.

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    Dennis Reiter

    Me as well. Right now I'm accessing it through MQTT from SmartThings, but I'm trying to move to all Home Assistant

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    Andy Simmons

    I'm another Home Assistant user. I don't have a ton of interest in controlling the vents themselves from HASS, but I could absolutely get behind leveraging the data from the pucks.

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    charles

    hi andy simmons

    This component lets you use PUCK's sensing information in your home assistant. but you cannot control puck.

    Please check the link below. thanks

    https://github.com/ttolttol2/hass-flair-puck

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    John Bartlet

    This is great! I've shared it with the team for awareness. Thanks for building it!

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    Matthew Miller

    Any further update on this? Since my main system is heat only, the "mirror" mode won't work, leaving me to have two unlinked systems, which is not really very smart.

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    Steve Rossi

    I abandoned doing any development work until I saw some sign of activity that the company was actually going to sell devices again and survive. It got kind of old showing friends what the system could do only for me to tell them that "No, you can't actually order it since everything is out of stock." Due to lack of hardware for other people I was working with I just lost interest.

    The vents I had on backorder finally arrived today (a full 53 weeks after I purchased the first part of my system), so I'll revisit this. It looks like HA changed their dev model a bit, so I'll have to refresh myself on what's changed.

    The API also looks like we lost documentation on posting updates, so I'll have to trace communication between the web app to see how to push changes back in unless someone else has done this or the Flair team throws a us a bone.  I never did get callbacks working and it looks like that documentation also disappeared.

     

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    Matthew Miller

    Awesome. Hopefully the Flair team will reach out?

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    Sebastian Doan

    I bought 8 vents and 2 pucks a month ago. It was shipped to me the same week I ordered.

    Only issue I faced was they only sent me 1 Puck rather than 2. Trying to get that resolved. The vent hardware is super impressive btw, though the puck is packed with technology it's plasticky and does not feel high quality to use.

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    Ben Tusa

    Has anyone looked at this recently?  I've recently gotten into Home Assistant and it's awesome.  Trying to figure out if I can get my Flair devices integrated.

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    Andy Simmons

    I’m still waiting for an official integration. Charles provided a link to a custom component, but it requires that you can install a separate client, which isn’t really possible if you’re running under HASS OS. 

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    Sebastian Doan

    Looks here to see how far I got with Flair Vents and Home Assistant Using the portainer hassio addon to run a docker instance of an integration. https://community.home-assistant.io/t/flair-smart-air-vents/52872/5?u=sebdoan

    For me I'm able to see the status of my vents but and expose these to Home Assistant. I'm not able to do much beyond that at this time.

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    Derek Foreman

    For anyone willing to do whatever it takes, I found a solution that works for me. It's a roundabout daisy-chained way to do it, but it allows me to automate my Flair vents via Home Assistant (and HomeKit).

    I did it by installing Homebridge from https://homebridge.io on a separate server, and getting the Flair plugin here: https://www.npmjs.com/package/homebridge-flair (and I'm also using the mini split plugin here: https://www.npmjs.com/package/homebridge-flair). Then I installed the HomeKit Controller integration in Home Assistant (which can discover HomeKit enabled products) which automatically picked up the Flair devices.

    It's not perfect, it's not officially supported by anyone, and HomeKit will definitely let you know that. But it works well enough for me, and has convinced me to order 11 more vents.

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    Shane Starcher

    For anyone has some some type of Flair integration are you able to access the light sensors?

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    Robert Drinovac

    I’ve started putting together a custom component that will be available through HACS. I should have it ready to go once completed/tested within the next few days. Configuration will be via the Integrations UI. I’ll report back here once it is up on Github/HACS.

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    Sebastian Doan

    I will happily test once it is available. Many thanks for your efforts.

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    Robert Drinovac

    Hey everyone. I just finished putting together a Home Assistant integration! It can be added via HACS or manually. Please see my GitHub repo for info. Also, make sure to read the documentation provided in the repo which highlights the capabilities of this integration.

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    Robert Drinovac

    @Derek thank you for the donation! It was a pleasant surprise.

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    Carlos Perez

    Robert Drinovac, great job with the integration! Is there a way in the API to change the Schedule? I created a few ones optimized for summer and winter, and I would like to change them based on thermostat mode.

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    Robert Drinovac

    Carlos Perez, The API documentation mentions being able to change schedules, but it isn’t implemented in the HA integration. I don’t personally use schedules so I would have to look into it - the API documentation shows that schedules are changed by specifying the schedule ID. I’d have to think about how to implement this into Home Assistant. It would have to be as a service, but that would require figuring out how to determine for the end user what schedule ID corresponds to what schedule name.

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    Robert Drinovac

    Looks like it is possible to grab schedule names and their corresponding IDs. Once I have some more time, I’ll look into implementing this as a service.

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    Ryan Linick

    Robert Drinovac,

    Any chance there's a way to add control of mini-splits to this integration? I'd be willing to pay for a few cases of beer...or a nice bottle of whiskey (or 8 gallons of milk if that's your style) for your time.

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    Carlos Perez

    Thanks, Robert! Looking forward to control schedules! 

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    Robert Drinovac

    @Ryan Linick, I don’t have minisplits set up in Flair. I’d need access to someone’s API creds and be added as a guest user to someone who does so that I can test the code along the way.

    Sorry I’m on mobile so I’m unable to tag people.

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    Robert Drinovac

    Carlos Perez I just released 0.0.2. You can now see what schedule is currently active by looking at the state of the newly introduced structure sensors. The structure sensors also have a list of the available schedules as an attribute. The flair.set_schedule service will allow you to change schedules. Please the see the Github Repo for more detailed and updated documentation- specifically the structures and services portion. Thank you for the donation!

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    Carlos Perez

    Thank you Robert Drinovac, it worked perfectly!

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