[ST Edge] vEdge Creator: a virtual device generator for end users

I have no great need for battery, but I would probably use it in some cases.

I would only want battery added if the display could be turned on and off in the settings section.

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The vEdge Creator driver has been updated and pushed out to your hubs. You can confirm you have the update by checking the Driver version, which should be 2023-03-17T01:29:07.547631833.

Summary of changes:

  • Added a new Momentary button-ONLY device type: this will exclude the switch and contact fields that are included in the, what I now call, the Momentary button combo device.

  • Added a location (text) field to the Presence device, which can be set through automations. (@Jake_Mohl)

  • Added a new Robot Cleaner device type, which includes some limited automations of controls (@fruelas)

  • Added an optional battery and batterylevel-set field to the Temperature/Humidity device. This is enabled/disabled in device Settings; default is disabled. Be aware that making this device profile change may take some time to be reflected in the app and/or the device may be temporarily unresponsive. (@RebelMagpie, @Paul_Oliver)

The newly added devices (Momentary-only and Robot) should be listed in the ‘Select & Create Virtual Device(s)’ button in the Creator device. The new options may take some time to appear, even after your hub receives the driver update.

If the Creator device fields are grayed-out or the whole device is unresponsive, wait up to 4 hours to see if they return to active. If not, delete the Creator device and re-create with an Add device / Scan for nearby devices. You can do this safely without affecting your existing virtual devices. The new Creator device will be labeled “vEdge Creator V2.91”.


You and the other devs here continue to amaze me with your dedication and support for the community.


Hi Todd, here’s another niche request. Any chance you could add a virtual solar inverter?

I can get the info from my Fronius inverter using your HTTP GET driver, but short of creating 5 separate devices each with an appropriate name, I can’t find a way to make single device with all the info.

It’s basically just 5 numeric fields:

  • PV power generation
  • Load
  • Draw from Grid (negative number if pushing to grid)
  • Battery discharge (negative number if charging)
  • Battery state of charge (%)

All, except the state of charge are expressed in kW.
PV Generation would be the field I would put in the dashboard view.

Mariano has a virtual device that contains 5 numeric fields, which I can populate, but there’s no way to rename the fields from “Number Field One”, “Number Field Two” etc, and I can never remember which is which after the second one.

Thanks in advance, and I understand if it’s not a priority :pray:

only available for new created devices i guess. I’m curious to try, but I would have many routines to update having to change all the users. Not sure I want to :slight_smile: I’ll update

You are correct - to get either the location field in the presence device, or the battery options for the Temp/Humidity device, you’ll have to create a new device.

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Well now you are squarely in the realm of a custom device driver :-). If you really want this, direct message me and we may be able to come to an arrangement :wink:

@TAustin Just to confirm, did not auto upgrade, had to delete and scan nearby devices. Many thanks for all your work.

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Here’s a question for you? Would it be possible to add an additional setting to toggle between presence status and location to be displayed on the main card?

I think so. I can take a look at it for the next update.

Hi Todd, I’m having trouble getting the creator device back. I accidently deleted it, but it is not being recreated when I scan for new devices.

I have Virtual Devices V2 driver installed.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver, and then scanning again, but nothing is coming up.

I’m not having any trouble getting a new Web Requestor or LAN Device Monitor doing the same process, but I cannot see a new vEdge Creator device.

Have looked in every room.
Any ideas?

On IOS after the last update I noticed devices I had added were not showing up. I had to quit and restart the app for them to show up.

About vEdge Creator, Creating device has not been working.
I uninstalled Edge creator, and re-install edge creator(I did search for 4 hours, because the creator had not been come up in my hub).
Creating device still didn’t work, after reinstalling.
is there any error in drive?