We will be using the Adafruit Feather HUZZAH ESP8266 to control the Adafruit Crickit and connect over WiFi to our Home Assistant server. This will require a bit of Arduino programming but mostly we just need to get things set up so that we can flash the code to your HUZZAH with a few changes to add your WiFi information and MQTT server codentials. Here is a checklist to be sure that you are ready to go.

1. Install the Arduino IDE

2. Add hardware support for the ESP8266

3. You will also need to install a few Libraries:

  • PubSubClient library
  • Adafruit NeoPixel library
  • Adafruit_seesaw library

Once this is finished and you can download Arduino code to the Feather HUZZAH, we can get the final code updated and downloaded to your Smart Home.

This guide was first published on Oct 02, 2019. It was last updated on May 29, 2024.

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