[OpenTRV-interest] Radbot is a winner!

Robert May rob at themayfamily.me.uk
Tue Oct 1 21:01:27 UTC 2019

Thank you - very useful information Simon.

Is this list an OK place to ask questions about building hardware and
software, or is there somewhere better?   I can feel a few evenings
disappearing ....

My valves are on order :-)


On Tue, 1 Oct 2019 at 21:36, Simon Hobson <linux at thehobsons.co.uk> wrote:

> Robert May <rob at themayfamily.me.uk> wrote:
> > I'm happy weilding a soldering iron and compiling my own code, so I'll
> get some valves and see what I can make up.
> You need a very thin and reasonably long PZ2 (IIRC) screwdriver to get the
> valves open, and to put them together afterwards. I got as far as taking
> one apart, and haven't found the time (along with all the other jobs) to
> get any further. I also haven't found a screwdriver thin enough to get it
> back together !
> When you get it apart, it's a neat little board with a row of contact pads
> - so ideally wants a "bed of nails" jig.
> AIUI the situation is, Damon can correct me if I've got the wrong end o
> the stick :
> Each unit comes with a different security key pre-programmed which Vestimi
> (ie Damon) can tell you.
> The standard OpenTRV code for boiler controller and stats hub only works
> with one security key at a time.
> So you have to open up each valve to set a new security key common across
> all the valves in the house.
> They are working on code for BC/SH to handle multiple keys.
> I'm assuming that if they have the multi-key code ready(ish) then it would
> work with the existing BC/SH designs.
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