Expandable Zigbee Repeater Solution (With Temperature, Humidity, Pressure and Light sensors)

Given the shutdown of SmartThings Classic is there any way to enable the new application to include the pressure data? I have tried to research this issue with little luck…

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The data for the pressure itself is still there. I believe the sensor is still reporting it. I can see it on the web portal as well.

ST GUI have a lot of changes. It seems the concept of tile where the old DTH have control of what to display is gone. None of the code that specify the diagnostic attribute show up.

I can’t promise you that I can find a new solution quickly. But, I will try to find a way to learn the new ST GUI display the “custom attributes”. Pressure is never part of built in attribute even on the Old GUI. The old gui has a concept of “Tile” which a DTH can control what is being displayed. The new GUI does not take the tile anymore. I believe this is what is going on.

If anyone else who had some some experience with porting the appearance aspect from old GUI to new GUI, I hope you can share tips and trick to expedite my learning process.

Hi @iharyadi, there are a couple of posts about the new custom capabilities, if you read them you will quickly see some of the best minds of these forums having trouble getting things to work, what works one day, doesn’t work the next. Apparently the documentation for developers is incomplete, the whole thing is a mess. If staff members themselves aren’t able to answer questions or the reasons for the anomalies what hope is there for a professional coder used to dealing with logic. You’ve done so much for this community so far, I honestly don’t think it’s worth you wasting your time trying to fathom anything out with it yet, until/if they fix it.

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@Alwas, As always, I really appreciate your help. I always remember many improvement to my DTH that you sent over. Your effort to find fix for them is something I always will remember.

This time, yes, thanks again for the heads up. I did come across the post about the new capability. I will watch them. When they are ready for prime time and hopefully good and easy example on how to use the new capability, I do really want to get at least the pressure attribute back to the GUI.

Thanks
Iman

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When You say delete the children?? I’m not very smart and not sure what I need to do to make these changes work? I updated to latest DTH just not 100% sure what delete the children means?

The parent is the main environmental sensor, if you have the expanded version, and added any other sensors like water, sound, motion etc they are the children to delete and recreate.

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Thank you for the explanation. I was just trying to understand.

Just received my devices. I have two SmartThings v1 hubs. One at home and one at cabin. I tested the devices at home and everything worked. I reset devices and took them to cabin. They were added and show as connected but I’m getting zero data in the app and online GUI. Anyone experience this behavior? I have them next to the hub within 2 feet.

I do not think that it is a range issue. The radio modules comes with extra power amplifier. The sensor should not have issues communicating with the hub especially when they are only 2 feet away.

At one point not too long ago, many of us are forced to migrate to the new app from classic app. I saw similar behavior with yours during that migration on my phone app. I send out a support ticket to ST. I was told to remove and re-pair the device. I also was told to clean the configuration on my phone ST app. I use android. There was a config and cache data that I was told to clean. I was skeptical at the beginning as it sounds like a scripted support procedure. But, I did follow the support recommendation anyway. I am now getting data from my sensor just fine. It does not looked like this is your issue because you just pair your sensor. However, it is in my opinion that the new ST app may not be as stable as the classic app that went away. Doing the above may be needed to clear up some bad state of the app.

If you like to give it another try of re-pairing the sensor, perhaps double check on the factory reset procedure on the sensors. Just remove any power (battery and dc) from the sensors. Press the button on the back of the server. Power the sensor back while the button is still pressed. Hold it for 4 to 6 seconds and release it. Then, you can start pairing to the hub.

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Also, this may not be the best week to test/include anything on the ST platform, you may not be aware @iharyadi but there’s been/are, major ST cloud outages again at the moment, this week and last, I would wait.

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Thanks @iharyadi! I am going to remove devices, device handler, reset devices, and try to go through the pairing again.

I brought up the two in the IDE GUI comparing device and hub details between home and cabin. It appears the only difference I could see is one device has a zigbee ID (Cabin, not working) and the other does not (home, was working as expected).

Thanks for the help…

All solved! I basically followed SmartThings recommendations on resetting hub. There isn’t many devices @ my cabin so a fresh start was easier than normal. I added the two environment sensors as first two devices and they are now working as expected! A fresh start was required to get this hub back to a healthy state. I basically removed everything - all automation, scenes, devices, rooms, and hubs using the new app. I proceeded to add new hub and new devices back on.

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Thank you for sharing. This will help others if they come across this issue.

I’m having trouble setting this up. I couldn’t find any instructions, so initially I just tried to pair it, misinterpreting the ebay description as implying no custom DH was necessary unless you wanted to use an Arduino. When it paired as a generic Thing, I assumed the DH was necessary, and managed to factory reset and re-pair.

Now it’s paired, but the UI in the Smartthings app doesn’t look like the screen shots I’m seeing. Nothing shows up besides the name in the main tile. And there’s no Zigbee repeater information in the full page- just temperature and humidity, illuminance, and battery.

Hi @letsief, Just FYI, the information is still supported by the sensor. You can check those information in the web IDE. Those missing attributes are custom attributes per ST speaks.

The ST applications has changed during this recent years. This happen to me and any other members when we are switched from “Classic” to the new ST app. The new ST app does not display those custom attributes from the DTH anymore during this switch.

It is my goal to have one attribute back “the pressure” measurement to new apps. My understanding is that custom attributes is still unstable in ST platform.

For diagnostic attributes, I will not remove those from the sensor. However, they will be lower priority to bring back to the ST app.

Thanks. None of that is was critical to me, but it made we wonder if I set it up correctly.

More significantly, it appears that I didn’t set it up correctly. While the web IDE says it is online, it hasn’t updated since I reset and re-added the sensor back into smart things:

Last Activity At	2021-06-17 7:17 PM EDT
Date Created	2021-06-17 7:16 PM EDT
Last Updated	2021-06-17 7:20 PM EDT
Route	This Device (58B8) ↔ SmartThings Hub
Metrics	
Last Hop LQI: 112
Last Hop RSSI: -72
Received Messages From Device: 92
Received Messages From Device (Duplicates): 0
Messages Transmitted to Device: 88
Messages Transmitted to Device (Failures): 20
Updated Time: 2021-06-17 9:04 PM EDT

Any ideas? It shouldn’t be a signal issue- it is almost directly one floor under the hub.

Did you remove the sensor from the ST app? Please start clean from the state as the sensor is not in the apps.

If you suspect it is range issue, the first thing to try if to move the sensor close to the hub temporarily. You can observe whether the sensor send updates.

Hello @iharyadi, are you going to create an edge driver for this device?

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This is an important module and deserves an Edge driver, I know one is being tested, we’ll have to wait to see what transpires.

Hi all,

I wrote an Edge driver for the environmental sensor in case you want to give it a try.

This is the link to the thread

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