Sonoff NEW DIY Mode easier Tasmota flashing | home automation

Sonoff NEW DIY Mode easier Tasmota flashing | home automation



DIY mode it's been the big new thing
from so nafse they've got a couple devices that it works with one of them
is the Sun off basic r3 the other one is the mini which I hope to get my hands on
very soon the mini is something like the Shelly 2bh Onofre you know that that
sort of form factor small and two relays etc so should be pretty good the reason
that DIY mode has been something that people have been excited about me
included is that it's supposed to make it so you don't have to open up the
board and get a FTDI adapter and those kinds of things but as you're gonna see
you don't need an FTDI adapter but you still have to open the board I don't
think there's been much done explaining how to do DIY mode so that's my purpose
today here I've put together a few basic parts this is kind of the outline of
what we've got to do if you want to see the demo video there it is if there's no
talking there's a few flash screens and some stuff that sometimes a little bit
hard to read so my job here is to interpret this and and translate it for
you so you can figure it out it does show you all the steps that was pretty
much what I followed to figure out how to do it that's their demo video and
then it just refers you to the github page and that github pages right here if
you haven't seen it before this is the sewn off basic r3 it's different in a
variety of ways probably most importantly is these they're back to
doing the soldering channels back here and then instead of the are to the r2
version if you if you have them they had big wires that were here I like that
better they were way more isolated than this you know if you put your finger
across those while this thing is connected you'll get an ouchie and those
wires were much more protected they were insulated and everything anyways and
then they've opted for this module instead of putting the esp8266 chip
directly on this main board down here got it kind of modulized up here and if
you have the RF version then there's a an antenna and a different chip here but
this is not the RF so anyways but what makes this super unique is that it's
supposed to be able to do this I shouldn't say supposed to is it can
because it does do their DIY mode depending on when you bought your son
off are three or your mini you may have an older version of the firmware on it
if you do the first thing you're gonna want to do you're gonna want to update
their firmware in order to update their firmware you have to connect this
through the normal means I guess with the e we link app this is how you update
the firmware so you select the device you go to settings and then there's
firmware version it was on 2.6 and there was 3.1 available so I click this it
didn't give me a great amount of feedback to tell me yes it's working no
it's not working it just kind of stopped doing anything else and then it just
disconnected itself so these two pins right here are what will let this sucker
turn into DIY mode and it comes with this tiny little jumper guy here see
this guy tiny little jumper there and to get it into DIY mode you need to put the
jumper on there so you put the jumper on those two pins there if you've got the
case taken off of it like I do the side with the relay over here is the input
side so don't get that messed up you could be very frustrated if you connect
over here because nothing will happen so you got to connect over here that's kind
of the layout of it the jumper part here is important now let's go back for a
minute to this you are gonna need to just download this whole thing anyways
this tool you're gonna need so if you want to just download that you can or
you just download the whole thing wherever you want I've got mine already
right here in a download son off of our three DIY tools and then here and then
there okay so you're gonna need this file so download that as well so the
steps are get your gear sewn off basic our three or many whatever connected to
the II we link app update it to the latest firmware available which soon
will be three point three right now it's three point one download the
this file so that you have the exe tool here open up your sewn off you have to
put the little jumper between these two pins and start it up that's what I've
done to this one when you do that it goes into DIY mode the way that you'll
know from the outside that it's in DIY mode is the little blue LED will just do
two blinks and stop two blinks and stop two blinks and stop okay we'll just keep
doing that so when it's in that to blink mode then you know it's in DIY mode and
then the extra extra tricky part is you need to create a new network a specific
SSID and password the SSID has to be sewn off capital DIY that has to be
exactly like that and then the password has to be that exactly alright so once
you have that specific SSID and password created then the Sun off in DIY mode
will automatically attach to it in order to find out if it has connected to it we
will connect to it ourselves there it is the so INAF DIY gonna connect to it I
already put the password in here so it's not gonna ask me for the password again
so there you go I've created the network sawn-off DIY with that password I've got
my sone off with the latest firmware from a we link with the jumper and
connected to power now what should happen is this sawn-off should be
connected to that Network now I need to connect to that network so that I can
control the sawn-off if that didn't just send you into some kind of inception it
should have if you did it correctly you can go to this tool now this tool exe
which is what we downloaded from the github page right there you go here
start this guy up cross your fingers now does not look like it's connecting so there you go
once you finally can get a network set up with the correct name and password
and connect some other machine has to be a Windows machine because you have to
run this tool you have to connect some other Windows machine through Wi-Fi
suppose you could maybe you could plug in a network cable if you had used a
router to create the address whatever you make your Wi-Fi network the song off
will connect to it directly yay connected you have to have another
computer connected to that same network to run this DIY mode tool once you've
done all that then here you are in the DIY mode tool they give you a couple
options here you can set what you want it to do when the power turns back on do
you want it to always come back on do you want to always go off or do you want
it to keep the state yes you can change the SSID and password so once you get to
this point that's probably the number one thing you should do is change this
password so brings up this and then you can type in here your Wi-Fi SSID and
password you can do other dumb stuff here but what we really want to do
really really want to do is flash the firmware
yes-yes-yes when you click flash firmware then you get this window DIY
flash tool careful it will void your warranty go import firmware I guess you
could do an ESP home binary that you've compiled you could compile your own
binary from Arduino or you can do the generic latest version of sanath bin and
then once you've got the the Sun off you want you click OK
there it goes ok bye bye bye bye e we link happy very happy couldn't be
happier how could it be any better please wait
for the device to restart do not power off or restart the device manually you
may close this window now ok thank you if I go over here to my network
connections my Wi-Fi connections I should be able to see
a new Sun off-network sure enough so INAF 79-65 connect then yeah there we go
4.1 now this is our good old buddy Taz Mota okay now I put in my password for
my network and now the thing is gonna connect to my network so once you've
connected to the Sun off – whatever for tez Mota then it's 192.168.1 now
it's not there because it's now connected to my network we've now gone
all the way through this checklist now I'm gonna go to my router and I'm going
to find the new sawn-off device which is connected to my router oh yeah I have a
hundred and four devices now connected right right this minute
there it is eight four okay 192.168.1.2 four and this should do it yes oh hey
how about that it actually toggles Wow what do you know and state changes suite
we go to the console we can look at the so we can now change everything else so
it's not doing mqtt but now this is all just Taz Mota so now you can do all the
regular stuff you would do on Taz Mota I don't know where GPIO 4 is or 14 so I
have to poke around on this board a little bit I haven't looked at this to
see where these other GPIO pins are configuration like I was gonna say you
put your MQTT information in here you change the name of the topic here and
then of course now that you're here if you wanted to change the change into
something else like ESP home you can download a binary and you can do that
here there you have it my friends this sone off DIY mode in all its glory what
I can say for sure is it's gonna get better
well that's it soin off DIY mode on the r3 son off basic got a lot of room to
improve I'm confident that they will make those
improvements and probably really soon so we'll be looking forward to that and as
soon as I get my hands on it I will share it with you that's all for now as
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