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The DIY 1Home Box is tailored to more tech-savvy users, who would like to build the device themselves and gain all the benefits of the 1Home Box. The assembly process is simple and should take about 5 minutes to finish.

The DIY Box allows you to connect your smart home to voice assistants (Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Home) without the need for dynamic DNS setup, fixed IP or port forwarding. It enables the connection to your smart home server to be established locally and stores the credentials on the device itself, like the 1Home Box.

What you need:

  • Raspberry Pi 3b, 3b+ or Raspberry Pi 4.

  • Voice control Cloud licence (SHOP).

 

Step 1: Set up the DIY 1Home Box device

What you will need for the DIY 1Home Box hardware device:

  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, Raspberry 3B+ or the Raspberry Pi 4

  • Micro SD Card (min 8 GB, max 32GB), we suggest Sandisk Extreme cards

  • Network Lan cable

  • the Raspberry Pi power charger 

Setting up the Raspberry Pi 3/3B+ and Raspberry 4

1. Register and download the appropriate 1Home Raspberry Pi Image

Raspberry Pi 3b or 3b+ Image

Raspberry Pi 4 Image

2. Copy the image to SD card using Etcher (https://etcher.io/).

3. Insert the card to Raspberry Pi, connect Raspberry Pi to network (with an ethernet cable from the Raspberry to your router) and power.

4. Initial boot will take between 5-10 minutes, depending on your network speed, to update the device with the latest software.

Once you assemble the Raspberry Pi 3B/3b+ or 4 (finished with the step 1), please follow the instructions below to connect it.


Step 2: Connect the 1Home Box

Do I need a voice licence to continue using voice control after the trial?

Yes, after connecting the DIY Box, you need a voice licence to run on the hardware device. You can test it on out 7-day free trial by creating an account at my.1home.io.


Do you have any questions or suggestions?

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