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That metal idea is a great call! I may well do that. I'm wondering though if it might just be sensible to go buy a load of the trv's you used and save the hassle! I do like a challenge though!
Yeah, I have Wemos D1 Mini's in nice 3d printed cases with little LCD screens running Easy ESP along with DHT22's They're already nicely hooked into HASS making decisions on the heating so i'm hoping your smart TRV's will be an almost seemless integration!
Just a quick update for you, if you're interested. Sadly I'm still waiting on a lot of the components. Ordering from china was the only way i could seemingly get the price down to the ones you quoted. I've ordered enough for 3 trv's for now, just to prove the concept. I'm still unsure about the physical connection at the minute but the files you posted were easily imported into fusion so that's great. The "data panel" in fusion 360 just converted them perfectly. I'm debating cloning the metal connection ring and 3d printing it but fear the heat of the rad may make it warp. :-/ Once I start getting the things through and make some headway on the project, I'll let you know how i get on. :-) cheers!
In the UK in the "Sunny English Riviera" haha. Thanks for sharing the Screwfix ones, those may have to be the way I go. If you don't mind sharing the files I'd quite like to mess with it, if you could include the top that'd be good. I may change the shape or look at changing to a wemos d1 mini, well, assuming I have the pinouts on it actually. Actually, on that note, I may have missed it but i couldn't see a reference to how you attach the esp8266 to the printed housing? You insert the nuts then use what? something like a 6mm M3 Cap Hex Head screw?
Nice! Thanks for that, I almost have my basket of items ready for purchase. I've setup for 3 just for testing then will venture into all of them once I have the first 3 made nicely. Can I ask if there is any chance you might be able to help modify the mount point for the trv at all? Or perhaps make the file available? I'm working with a totally different trv to yours and I can't even work out how it comes apart! haha See the picture for what I have. I'm wondering if I can print (and if it will be strong enough!) the base part to connect onto the metal screw ring as it looks like I should be able to get the screw ring off easily enough. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! I'll definitely keep you updated on my progress. Just a bit of a wait on some of the china parts!
Amazing! Thanks so much! I'll have a go at importing into fusion 360 (my general design software) i believe i should be able to use their "data panel" which will convert for me. I've not used inventor before. I'll let you know how i get on! :-)
Amazing! This is Exactly(!!) what i'm after. I already have my Worcester Boiler rf signals sniffed and now controlled by HASS but really want to control each TRV. Is there any chance you might be able to post direct links to the products needed to produce the full thing?