Tag Reader for Home Assistant
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Building the tag reader
To build your own tag reader, you need the following components:
The 3D models for the case are here.
WARNING regarding AZdelivery D1. We have had several users contacting us with different issues, we don't recommend using these boards and won't provide support for them.
Recent reports suggesting more clones of the D1 is now working as expected. This has been verified on a AZdelivery D1.
Connecting the components
There are not too many components to connect, but it does require soldering. You will need the following:
Also make sure that you have set the switches on the PN532 to the following:
- Switch 1: On (up)
- Switch 2: Off (down)
This enables the PN532 module to communicate with the D1 over I2C, and is required for the modules to work together!
To flash the reader firmware to your D1 Mini you point ESPHome at tagreader.yaml.
⚠️The tag reader requires ESPHome
If you're new to ESPHome, we recommend that you use the ESPHome Home Assistant add-on.
Configuring for use with Home Assistant
The tag reader requires Home Assistant 0.115 or later.
If the tag reader is unable to connect to a wifi network, it will start a WiFi access point with a captive portal to allow you to enter your WiFi credentials.
The tag reader will be automatically discovered by Home Assistant once the tag reader is connected to the same network. You can follow the instructions in the UI to set it up.
Scanned tags can be managed from the tags interface in Home Assistant. You can find it under config -> tags.
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