Following @TAustin 's great work on vEdge Creator, I was curious to explore a different approach for creating virtual devices.
The driver allows creation of devices one-by-one.
After installing the driver, press “Add device” and then “Scan nearby”.
This will create “vDev Controller” - virtual devices controller (currently it only creates virtual devices, but does not actually allow to control them).
Once the controller is created, enter its detailed view.
The user specifies a type of the device to create by choosing “Virtual Thing Type To Create” and presses switch button.
The controller will report its status (ready/creating/created) and the name of the device being created.
When the device is created the switch goes into ‘Off’ state and the controller is ready to create another device.
Once the virtual devices are created, it is completely fine to delete the Controller. The deletion of the controller should not affect the already created devices in any way.
However, the controller will be automatically created during the next discovery process.
- Switch (can be used as a trigger source in Alexa as it contains hidden contactSensor capability)
- Motion sensor
- Presence sensor
- Contact sensor
- Curtain switch
Selecting the device type to create