Harmony Hub Control
This guide describes how to control your Harmony Hub with Domoticz.
Since version 1.1956 Domoticz has native support for the Harmony_Hub.
The goal is to control your Harmony Hub with Domoticz using Dummy switches.
- C++ Application (HarmonyHubControl)
- Harmony Hub
- Raspberry Pi running Debian Wheezy
- Running Domoticz installation
- Dummy switches activated in Domoticz
- Harmony Hub
Needed information from Harmony Hub
- IP address
- Username (email address)
Install additional software on your Pi
HarmonyHubControl is software written in C++ and is communicating with the Logitech servers to control your Harmony Hub.
Login to your Raspberry and issue:
git clone git://git.code.sf.net/p/harmonyhubcontrol/code harmonyhubcontrol-code
Rename the folder for easy using:
mv harmonyhubcontrol-code HarmonyHubControl
Go to the HarmonyHubControl folder:
Compile the application:
Using the application
Testing the application
First you should issue this command:
The output should be this:
Syntax: HarmonyHubControl.exe [email] [password] [harmony_ip] [command (optional)] where command can be any of the following: list_activities get_current_activity_id start_activity [ID] issue_device_command [deviceId] [command] list_devices get_config
To get all your activities issue:
./HarmonyHubControl [email] [password] [harmony_ip] list_activities
You will get something like this:
LOGITECH WEB SERVICE LOGIN : SUCCESS HARMONY COMMUNICATION LOGIN : SUCCESS HARMONY COMMAND SUBMISSION : SUCCESS PARSE ACTIVITIES AND DEVICES : SUCCESS Activities Available via Harmony : Apple TV - 5766811 ......
Launch one of the activities by:
./HarmonyHubControl [email] [password] [harmony_ip] start_activity [ID]
Using the application within Domoticz.
To use this application within Domoticz you have to add a Dummy switch to launch the application.
In this example we will only add two switches to control and one to switch off.
These names are only examples
Add 3 dummy switches (on/off)
One called AV control (To switch off everything)
One called TV (to control the activity Watch TV)
One called DVD (to control the activity Watch DVD)
Get the ID's of the switched.
Rename _domoticz_main (in /domoticz/scripts/) to domoticz_main if you haven't done it already.
mv _domoticz_main domoticz_main
Edit the file domoticz_main
sudo nano domoticz_main
Add this to that file:
//TV if [ "$device_id" = "1" ] ; then if [ "$status" = "On" ] ; then exec `home/pi/HarmonyHubControl/HarmonyHubControl [email] [password] [harmony_ip] start_activity [ID]` & fi fi //DVD if [ "$device_id" = "2" ] ; then if [ "$status" = "On" ] ; then exec `home/pi/HarmonyHubControl/HarmonyHubControl [email] [password] [harmony_ip] start_activity [ID]` & fi fi //AV control if [ "$device_id" = "3" ] ; then if [ "$status" = "Off" ] ; then exec `home/pi/HarmonyHubControl/HarmonyHubControl [email] [password] [harmony_ip] start_activity -1` & fi fi
Make domoticz_main executable:
sudo chmod +x domoticz_main
To control the switches we should make use of sub/slave.
When pressing the TV switch the AV control will switch on also.
When pressing the AV control switch to off the TV and DVD switches will also go off and everything will be switch off with the Harmony Hub.
Press edit on the AV control switch.
Add TV and DVD as Sub/Slave Devices on the Edit page.
Now press TV and see whats happening, the activity watch TV should start and the switch AV control should did come on.
When pressing the AV control Off all the activities should be stopt and the switch TV should go Off.
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