Enviro pHAT


The envirophat sensor platform allows you to display information collected by an Enviro pHAT add-on board for the Raspberry Pi. The board features a wide range of sensors, such as:

  • BMP280 temperature/pressure sensor
  • TCS3472 light and RGB color sensor with two LEDs for illumination
  • LSM303D accelerometer/magnetometer sensor
  • ADS1015 4-channel 3.3v, analog to digital sensor (ADC)

To add this platform to your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry,
# which is equivalent to the default setup
sensor:
  - platform: envirophat
    use_led: false
    display_options:
      - temperature
      - pressure
      - light
      - light_red
      - light_green
      - light_blue
      - accelerometer_x
      - accelerometer_y
      - accelerometer_z
      - magnetometer_x
      - magnetometer_y
      - magnetometer_z
      - voltage_0
      - voltage_1
      - voltage_2
      - voltage_3

Configuration Variables

display_options

(list)(Optional)List of readings to monitor.

Default value: All the conditions

temperature

Ambient temperature in Celsius. Since the sensor is close to the Raspberry Pi, that might affect the accuracy of the reading (ie. the Pi might heat up the sensor)

pressure

Atmospheric pressure in hPa.

light

Ambient light, as an integer in the 0-65535 range.

light_red

Red color reading scaled to the ambient light, as an integer in the 0-255 range.

light_green

Green color reading scaled to the ambient light, as an integer in the 0-255 range.

light_blue

Blue color reading scaled to the ambient light, as an integer in the 0-255 range.

accelerometer_x

Accelerometer reading in units of G, along the X axis.

accelerometer_y

Accelerometer reading in units of G, along the Y axis.

accelerometer_z

Accelerometer reading in units of G, along the Z axis.

magnetometer_x

Magnetometer reading, the X component of the raw vector.

magnetometer_y

Magnetometer reading, the y component of the raw vector.

magnetometer_z

Magnetometer reading, the z component of the raw vector.

voltage_0

Voltage reading on Analog In 0 in units of V.

voltage_1

Voltage reading on Analog In 1 in units of V.

voltage_2

Voltage reading on Analog In 2 in units of V.

voltage_3

Voltage reading on Analog In 3 in units of V.

use_led

(boolean)(Optional)Declaring that the on-board LEDs are not used for the color measurements thus these readings are based on the ambient light. If the value is set to True, the on-board LEDs will blink whenever a reading is taken.

Default value: false

Notes

X, Y, Z axes

  • X is parallel with the long edge of the board
  • Y is parallel with the short edge of the board
  • Z is perpendicular to the board

Voltages

Give the values friendly names & icons

Add something like the following to your customize section:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  customize:
    sensor.accelerometer_z:
      icon: mdi:airplane-landing
      friendly_name: "Acc Z"
    sensor.magnetometer_x:
      icon: mdi:arrow-up-bold-hexagon-outline
      friendly_name: "Magnetic X"
    sensor.pressure:
      icon: mdi:weight
      friendly_name: "Pressure"

Create groups

# Example configuration.yaml entry
group:
  enviro_phat_voltages:
    name: Enviro pHAT Voltages`
    entities:
      - sensor.voltage_0
      - sensor.voltage_1
      - sensor.voltage_2
      - sensor.voltage_3

Enabling the required i2c-1 device

Since the Enviro pHAT communicates over I2C, you might also need to make sure that the I2C devices are enabled, by adding or uncommenting the following line in /boot/config.txt (see the DT Parameters section in the Raspberry Pi documentation):

dtparam=i2c_arm=on