Plugin-Daten
AutorMichael Miklis
Logo
StatusSTABLE
Version2.0.4
Min. LB Version1.0
Release Downloadhttps://github.com/michaelmiklis/loxberry-plugin-miflora/archive/refs/tags/2.0.4.zip
BeschreibungLoxberry plugin for querying Xiaomi MiFlora Flower Sensors
SprachenEN, DE
Diskussionhttps://www.loxforum.com/forum/projektforen/loxberry/plugins/156917-plugin-xiaomi-miflora-flower-monitor

Xiaomi MiFlora Flower Sensor

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This Plugin queries the Xiaomi MiFlora Flower Sensors via bluetooth low energy (btle) and sends the data via UDP and MQTT (experimental support) to the Loxone Miniserver.

Xiaomi MiFlora Plugin

The Xiaomi MiFlora Plugin supports multiple flower sensors. During each execution a bluetooth scan for Xiaomi MiFlora devices is performed and each found device will be queried.

UDP Mode (default)

Each received value will be send as an individual UDP packet. The UDP packets will have the following format:

[Device-MAC].[Sensor-Name]=[Value]

Sample:

C47C8D66275B.Moisture=4

C47C8D66275B.Light=136

The UDP packages will be sent as follows:

UDP-Monitor

With the following command recognition the values can be assigend to a „UDP-Command“ / virtual input:

UDP-Befehl

MQTT Mode (Experimental Support)

Starting in version 2.0.4 the Xiaomi MiFlora Flower Sensor Plugin also supports MQTT for sending data to the Loxone Miniserver. This requires the MQTT Gateway Plugin to be installed and successfully configured.
Further documentation and improvements on MQTT will be added in future releases.

Sensor data

Sensor Name Description Sample value
Name Name of the sensor Flower care
PollTime Date/Time in Loxone format 297370058
PollTimeStringDate/Time string 03.06.2018 18:47:38
Firmware Firmware version 2.7.0
Temperature Temperature in Celcius 27.1
Moisture Moisture (unknown unit) 4
Light Light (unknown unit) 136
Conductivity Conductivity (unknown unit)0
Battery Battery level in percent 86

Troubleshooting and feedback

If you have any issues you can run the plugin manually from the Loxberry command line (SSH) using the following command:

/usr/bin/python3 /opt/loxberry/bin/plugins/xiaomi-miflora/miflora.py

If the above command does NOT find you Xiaomi Flower Sensors proceed with the following steps to find the cause:

Step 1: Are the sensors are discoverable by the OS?

Test if the bluetooth stack from Raspbian can find the devices:

hcitool lescan (must be executed as root)

If your device is not found - it seems to be a low-level problem either with the bluetooth device, your raspbian drivers, bluetooth chip, e.g. Please understand that I cannot provide support for these kind of problems as they are not related to the plugin.

Step 2: Are the sesnors are discoverable by the Python btle-wrapper?

Start the btle-wrapper (called bluepy-helper). This module makes the bluetooth stack available in python3.

./usr/local/lib/python3.7/dist-packages/bluepy/bluepy-helper

Enter scan and check the output if your devices are listed here (rsp=$scanaddr=b{YOUR DEVICE ID}type)

If your device is not found or any module-errors are shown it seems to be a problem with the bluepy python3 moduel. Check the version and try to manually reinstall the module:

pip3 show bluepy apt-get install --no-install-recommends --reinstall python3-pip

Please understand that I cannot provide support for these kind of problems as they are not related to the plugin.

Step 3: Discover using pyhton3 script blescan

To start a discovery of the BLE devices using blescan.py execute the following command:

python3 /usr/local/bin/blescan

If your device is not found - it seems to be a problem with the bluepy python3 module. Check the developers page https://github.com/IanHarvey/bluepy for further assistance.

Step 4: Check Logfile in Loxberry WebUI

Navigate to „Log Manager“ → „More Logfiles“ → „Xiaomi Flower Monitor (Plugin Log)“ and check the log file for error messages.

Step 5: Execute plugin locally using SSH connection

Open an SSH connection to your Loxberry and execute the following command:

python3 /usr/bin/python3 /opt/loxberry/bin/plugins/xiaomi-miflora/miflora.py --logfile=/opt/loxberry/log/plugins/xiaomi-miflora/xiaomi-miflora.log --configfile=/opt/loxberry/config/plugins/xiaomi-miflora/miflora.cfg

If python specific errors occur, they will be displayed in the console.

Step 6: All of the above worked correctly, but the plugin still fails

Feedback & Discussion

This plugin will be improved over time and feedback is appreciated. Therefore I created a thread in the LoxForum:

https://www.loxforum.com/forum/projektforen/loxberry/plugins/156917-plugin-xiaomi-miflora-flower-monitor

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Tested Devices

The following devices have been tested with this plugin:

Device Description Result
Xiaomi MiFlora International Version (successful)
Raspberry Pi 3 internal Bluetooth Module (Buster) (successful)
== LogiLink® Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter == (successful)