ESP32 | HomeKit Accessoires

  • ESP32 – Developing With ESP-IDF
    Okay things have gotten a bit more complicated than we are used to. Since the arrival of the ESP32 module, Espressif the maker of the ESP modules has also worked hard behind the scenes. They have developed IDF. IDF is the compiler for all ESP32 XX chips. So for HomeKit Development, we have to start …

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  • ESP32 – HomeKit LED
    After writing quite a few blogs about ESP8266 in combination with HomeKit SDK, it is now time to look at the ESP32. The ESP32 and actually the ESP32-C3 is the upcoming replacement for the ESP8266. That’s why I’m going to show you how to migrate from the ESP8266 to the ESP32 series. We start simply …

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  • ESP32 – HomeKit QR-code
    Need to add a HomeKit device you build, but don’t have the QR code? HomeKit-enabled accessories come with a specific QR code and an 8-digit number for the setup process. In this blog, I will show you how to create your HomeKit QR Code and how to add extra security options. HomeKit QR Code First, …

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  • ESP32-C3 – Pinout
    ESP32-C3 is a single-core Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5 (LE) microcontroller SoC, based on the open-source RISC-V architecture. It strikes the right balance of power, I/O capabilities and security, thus offering the optimal cost-effective solution for connected devices. The availability of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5 (LE) connectivity not only makes the device’s configuration easy, but it …

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  • Matter | Development
    We are on the eve of a lot of changes in the field of Home Smart accessories. Despite the fact that a lot still needs to be done, we take a dive into the deep end. We are going to make our first Matter accessories. Although it is still in development, this is the time …

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HomeKit Accessory Protocol (HAP) is Apple’s proprietary protocol that enables third-party accessories in the home (e.g., lights, thermostats and door locks) and Apple products to communicate with each other. HAP supports two transports, IP and Bluetooth LE. The information provided in the HomeKit Accessory Protocol Specification (Non-Commercial Version) describes how to implement HAP in an accessory that you create for non-commercial use and that will not be distributed or sold.

The HomeKit Accessory Protocol Specification (Non-Commercial Version) can be downloaded from the HomeKit Apple Developer page.

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