I’ve just bought the GL-X750v2. I have a version without BT, as I ordered it in UK, there is no version with BT to be sold. Importing from US would have been much more expensive and long.
I was dreaming if it would be possible to have the GL-EFR32S/GL-EFR32H sold someday as a standalone module, so we can solder it on non-BT version. Would there be any config to activate it in the firmware?
Just adding the topic as it seems complicated to have support to have this available. But maybe there are a few of us who’d like that!
I’ve made a few tests with the factory version 18.06.1, but still haven’t got much working, except that I should have the BT firmware as it recognized some BT MAC.
I’ve quickly upgraded to 19.07.7, but BT was missing from the web UI, so I reverted to 18.06.1 until I understand better.
So I want to set up my smart home environment for the new flat I’ve just moved into in London. Mostly for the boiler, as winter is coming, and gas prices are soaring. So like having 2 room thermostats, 3 thermostatic radiator valves, and a boiler controller.
I’m still not sure if I should invest in BT or ZigBee… I would buy maybe BT/Homekit devices, but they are usually 3x more expensive as Zigbee.
Do you have any recommendations if I’d wanted to make the GL-X750v2 the main gateway? I can code, and I like the idea to have the smart-home gateway run on low-powered OpenWrt.
Would you share the official BT and Zigbee firmwares of GL-EFR32S? Or unofficial, but not sure you can if you need FCC on each radio firmware?
I would try to update it in-circuit unless you’re sure it would fry some other chips there.
Not sure how much it’s a good idea, but I see EFR32MGs supports Multi-Protocol (BT+Zigbee). IT would solve the BT/Zigbee switch issue
I’ll wait for your SDK and buy some ZigBee devices then.
And I’ll post an unofficial tutorial if I manage to update the firmware properly then
Maybe sharing the code of the GL-EFR32S would be nice? I guess you don’t do much customization from the Silicon Labs SDK? Or maybe that is just not possible, or add too much noise anyway at this stage…