I'm planning to connect my air conditioner to Apple's HomeKit app. At first I searched for ways to do it, but I couldn't find a solution that would work for that project.

As I've found, Apple actually released a 'non commercial' protocol specification for creating your own HomeKit 'smart items' (Link).

I also search for any kind of implementations of that protocol, but I only managed to find the simplest projects, e.g. connecting a light bulb to HomeKit.

The air conditioner that I'm planning to work on is an LG P12EN.NSJ. (I should probably include a data sheet of that device, but the only thing I managed to find was a useless manual, which doesn't really help). Probably the most important thing about it is that it doesn't have a Wi-Fi module built in, as some of those devices do. I guess it would make it a little easier to work with.

All in all, I'm here to ask one question: Is it possible to connect this device to HomeKit? As for now, I really don't even have a clue on how it should be done.

  • Are you planning to use an arduino or Pi for the connectivity? It's not in your question but in the tags.
    – Helmar
    Jul 1 '18 at 10:06
  • After reading some articles on making HomeKit-enabled accessories, I think that using Arduino or Pi is actually a pretty good idea.
    – Rafał M
    Jul 1 '18 at 10:36

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