Integrating DHT11 with Beetle ESP32 C3 and Home Assistant



This project will allow you to monitor environmental conditions in your home automation setup. Here are the steps to achieve this:


Integrating DHT11 with Beetle ESP32 C3 and Home Assistant


1. Components Required


Before we begin, gather the necessary components:

Beetle ESP32 C3 development boardDHT11 temperature and humidity sensorJumper wiresUSB cable for programmingA computer with the Arduino IDE or ESPHome installed


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2. Flashing ESPHome to Beetle ESP32 C3


Install ESPHome on your computer. You can follow the instructions in my previous blog.Create an ESPHome configuration file (e.g., dht11.yaml) with the following content: 



- platform: dht
pin: 0
model: dht11
name: "Living Room Temperature"
name: "Living Room Humidity"
update_interval: 5 s

 Replace placeholders (YourWiFiSSID, YourWiFiPassword, etc.) with your actual values. 



Compile and upload the configuration to your Beetle ESP32 C3 using the ESPHome CLI. 




3. Integrating with Home Assistant


Open Home Assistant.Click on Configuration (bottom left) and go to Integrations.Click the + button and select ESPHome.Enter the IP address of your ESP32 (leave the port as 6053) and click Finish. 



4. Viewing Temperature and Humidity


Once integrated, Home Assistant will discover the Beetle ESP32 C3 module and create entities for temperature and humidity.You can access these entities in Home Assistant’s dashboard and display them as cards or graphs. 



And that’s it! You’ve successfully integrated the DHT11 sensor with your Beetle ESP32 C3 and Home Assistant. Feel free to customize and expand this project based on your needs. Happy monitoring! ?️??

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