In this openhab 2 Basics video, we talk about the basic block of openHAB configuration (Item), including Item type, description, links, group items, and how to add, edit and configure items and item channel links.. I use the PaperUI as well as VSCode to edit item configuration files (and show you both of the easy ways to do so). This video serves as the basics training in configuring your own installation of openHAB. In the following videos, we will build on this to define a full control system.
In this new series, I’ll take you through the entire process from starting up with openHAB, to developing advanced rules and home automation functionality. Keep an eye out for future videos and subscribe to my channel!
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LINKS TO EQUIPMENT/PARTS USED (AFFILIATE):
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-32GB Sandisk microSD card –
-32GB Sandisk USB Drive –
-USB SD/microSD Card Reader/Writer –
LINKS TO INFORMATION/SITES:
-openHAB documentation (
-Full openHAB 2 Playlist (
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-Items documentation site –
-Icons documentation site –
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