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[RELEASE] Generic TV Remote Device Handler using Broadlink RM Pro and Mini with Alexa Support

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(Enis Hoca) #28

Yes they are - it’s moronic for them to go from a semi-open platform to a closed one. By the time you put it all together you can’t sell if for cheap unless you are a Chinese company based there. People love Zmote, open platform good US based support etc etc. I need 4 and I need be damned if I drop $200 for it. OTH one RM+ and 2 minis thats $40.00.


(Hiato) #29

Hi @enis… Any idea if there’s a similar DTH but for air conditioners? or perhaps you’re working on one? :slight_smile:


(Enis Hoca) #30

@Hiato - you could probably use the same one for an A/C and teach it different keys. But will depend on the type of air conditioner. Window rattlers usually use simple commands. mini-spilts use much more complex encoding so you can’t just use up and down buttons for them to control temperature or discrete buttons for modes etc. I intend to work on one for a mini-split for the summer, but have been busy and haven’t gotten round to it.


#31

Anybody having problems with this in the last couple of days? I had a device setup and working with my Broadlink RM mini 3 and a couple of days ago I started getting no response from the Smart Things Device. I went into RM Bridge and tested my codes in there and they all triggered as expected so it seems like there is some sort of disconnect between smartthings and the RM Bridge. I have tried rebooting the mini 3, the RM Bridge, and my Smartthings hub. Any thoughts on what might be happening?


(Enis Hoca) #32

About the only thing I can think of is that IP address may have changed on the RM Bridge- its pretty stupid as far as DHs go all it does is fire off the URL


#33

I’m considering buying either RM Pro(+) or mini 3.
Am I correct in understanding that the only way to get either of these working with ST is to install the RM Bridge app on an android phone?
What if I use iphones?
Is there a way to get it to work with iphones?

Any helpful info would be appreciated.


(Enis Hoca) #34

well the story is that the latest RM Pro+ doesn’t work with RM Bridge, see earlier messages in the thread. RM Mini3 does - unless you want to do RF Bean is good enough. you do need an android device - I have it running on an amazon firestick, but iPhone is not an option.

There another path which is using the homebrigde, it is not ST compatible but gives you an entry point for automation https://github.com/lprhodes/homebridge-broadlink-rm

The homebridge guy has the latest pro+ working now. I have been thinking about porting the js code to make it work with ST but that has been on the backburner.


#35

So, the “Black Bean” will work with RM Bridge?


(Enis Hoca) #36

I am using 2 of them - RM mini 3. You need to download and run the web code locally and make a minor tweak in one of js files. just read the thread


(Gregoiredore) #37

Hi there
I was wondering if anyone managed to use “rm bridge server”. As I don’t have an android phone I was hoping I can use this with docker on my NAS.
I found the container to DL, but no help/instructions at all.
Thanks a lot
Greg


(Saif Alharrasi) #38

I have RM mini 3 and I will try your steps
Thanks


(Saif Alharrasi) #39

Please, I want this file


(Enis Hoca) #40

Go to their website and download it


(Saif Alharrasi) #41

Thank you
it is working well


(Andrew) #42

Ok so I finally got my RM Mini 3 in. After a bit of tinkering and trial and error I was able to get all the commands working through the Smartthings App. Thank you so much for developing this! The only issue I’m having is with the main button in the Things list. When I press this button it sometimes only powers on/off 1 of my devices and not the other. I have my TV set up under “TV on/off” and the AV Receiver set up under the “Set Top Box On/off”. I can’t figure out why sometimes it only powers one of the devices and not the other. Sometimes it works like it should and power toggles both devices at the same time.


(Enis Hoca) #43

seem like an IR timing issue - try changing the mini position. The fact it runs fine sometimes means that the programming is correct. you may also want to recapture on/off for all the devices again, may be one of them has some spurious data. All this guy is doing is sending a web command to RM bridge all the logic and codes are in RM bridge and the RM device


(internetworker) #44

HI,

My apologies if my question seems abit noob but here it goes… i’ve got like 5 rm pro’s in my entire house for all my light switches and IR devices. my understanding of the RM Bridge was previously there was very little support for integration (i was trying to link to alexa) but now it seems with the new IHC app, i no longer need that.

Question; hasn’t this change now with Smartthings as well? as in can new DH be written to not use the RM Bridge and talk directly to the rm devices???

Appreciate the explanation. Thanks.


(internetworker) #45

Anyone …willing to help??


(Enis Hoca) #46

Sorry - haven’t had time or inclination to look into this, and most like won’t have either for a while. Having said that - perhaps you may want to explore this and build on work of others and extend the existing solutions.
Cheers


(Fourtek4) #47

I have switched over my integration from using the RM Bridge to an IFTTT connection between ST and Broadlink if that helps you.