Home-Assistant integration of heatpump „iDM Terra ML Complete HGL“

I switched my home automation system from OpenHAB to Home-Assistant and am very happy with the decision so far.

Of course, I also had to change the integration of my heat pump. Therefore I developed my own module for Home-Assistant.

The result looks like this:

Lovelace iDM heatpump

I also visualized the values in Grafana which looks like this:

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Grafana visualization of heatpump data



Connecting my heatpump „iDM Terra ML Complete HGL“ to OpenHAB 2 using MODBUS via node-red

For some time now I have been using OpenHAB at home for the central control of my house. In OpenHAB, for example, I manage shading, control some lamps, measure and visualize the energy consumption of certain consumers such as refrigerators or washing machines.

The biggest consumer in the house I have not connected yet, my heating. This is a Terra ML Complete HGL heat pump from iDM.

I created a guide how you can acomplish that to get at the end graphs like this using InfluxDB and Grafana:

VORON 2.0 announced and sneak peek

RussianCatFood, the creator of VORON, announced the newest iteration of VORON. The VORON 2.0.

The release date is probably arround Christmas 2017. In the Slack channel of the community he already published some of the features..

Some of the information he shared:

  • The new extruder of VORON 2.0 is the VORON MÖBIUS, you find the BOM, installation guide and the 3D models here: http://mzbot.us/voron_mobius

  • There exists now a configurator to calculate the extrusion and railsizes depending of the print size you want. The configurator allows also to consider an upgrade form VORON 1.0 or VORON 1.5:

Of course i will upgrade to the newest version of VORON, thats the reason why I already created a new project page here on my blog.

How To – Wie Windows 10, Windows 8.1 & Windows 8 richtig herunterfahren?

Seit Windows 8 wird der PC im Normal-Fall nur noch in einen „Hibernation“ Modus runtergefahren. Damit stellt Windows extrem schnelle Boot-Zeiten sicher.

Wenn man seinen PC aber doch mal „richtig“ herunterfahren will, kann man das wie folgt machen:

  1. Eine neue Verknüpfung anlegen, bspw. auf dem Desktop (Rechtsklick auf Desktop => Neu => Verknüpfung)
  2. Dort als Programmpfad folgendes eingeben:
  1. Klick auf die neue Verknüpfung fährt den PC jetzt sofort richtig herunter

Was bedeuten die Parameter der shutdown.exe:

  • /s = Fährt den PC runter
  • /t 0 = Es soll „0“ Sekunden gewartet werden, bis der PC runterfährt

Folgende Parameter gäbe es noch: