Now that everything is set up your PyPortal just needs power from the USB port and it should connect to your WiFi and Home Assistant.

To turn the Light we connected ON or OFF, just touch the top button and it will switch states.

If the light is off and you want to slowly fade the light on, touch Button 2 until it turns green and let go. This will fade the light from off to on over the course of 60 seconds. If this button is pressed between the hours of 4 AM and 9 AM, Google Home will say "Good morning".

If you press and hold Button 2 for more than 4 seconds after the sun goes down, Home Assistant will start Party Mode.

Sensor data from the PyPortals Temperature, Light, and PIR sensors are now being sent to Home Assistant and can be used to create more Automations.

Information is also being passed from Home Assistant sensors to the PyPortal and displayed as Feed1 and Feed2

This guide was first published on Jan 08, 2020. It was last updated on Jun 22, 2024.

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