miflora - Library for Xiaomi Mi plant sensor
This library lets you read sensor data from a Xiaomi Mi Flora plant sensor.
- Latest release download: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/miflora
- Build status: https://travis-ci.org/open-homeautomation/miflora
- Test coverage: https://coveralls.io/github/open-homeautomation/miflora
It supports reading the different measurements from the sensor
To use this library you will need a Bluetooth Low Energy dongle attached to your computer. You will also need a Xiaomi Mi Flora plant sensor.
As there is unfortunately no universally working Bluetooth Low Energy library for Python, the project currently offers support for two Bluetooth implementations:
- bluepy library
- bluez tools (via a wrapper around gatttool)
- pygatt library
To use the bluepy library you have to install it on your machine, in most cases this can be done via:
pip3 install bluepy
Example to use the bluepy backend:
from miflora.miflora_poller import MiFloraPoller from btlewrap.bluepy import BluepyBackend poller = MiFloraPoller('some mac address', BluepyBackend)
This is the backend library to be used.
To use the bluez wrapper, you need to install the bluez tools on your machine. No additional python libraries are required. Some distrubutions moved the gatttool binary to a separate package. Make sure you have this binaray available on your machine.
Example to use the bluez/gatttool wrapper:
from miflora.miflora_poller import MiFloraPoller from btlewrap.gatttool import GatttoolBackend poller = MiFloraPoller('some mac address', GatttoolBackend)
This backend should only be used, if your platform is not supported by bluepy. Note: gatttool is depracated in many Linux distributions.
If you have a Blue Giga based device that is supported by pygatt, you have to
install the bluepy library on your machine. In most cases this can be done via:
pip3 install pygatt
Example to use the pygatt backend:
from miflora.miflora_poller import MiFloraPoller from btlewrap.pygatt import PygattBackend poller = MiFloraPoller('some mac address', PygattBackend)
miflora depends on the btlewrap library. If you install miflora via PIP btlewrap will automatically be installed. If not, you will have to install btlewrap manually:
pip3 install btlewrap
please have a look at CONTRIBUTING.md
Projects Depending on
The following shows a selected list of projects using this library:
- https://github.com/ThomDietrich/miflora-mqtt-daemon - An MQTT Client/Daemon for Smart Home solution integration
- https://home-assistant.io/components/sensor.miflora/ - Integration in Home Assistant
- https://github.com/zewelor/bt-mqtt-gateway - A BT to MQTT gateway which support MiFlora sensors + other devices