Stay Ahead: Adopt the Custom Raspberry Pi GPIO Integration Before the Official Deprecation

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The previously announced deprecation and removal of the Raspberry Pi GPIO integration is concluding with the release of Home Assistant Core 2022.6, which is just a few days away. This integration allowed users to configure binary sensors, covers, and switches directly connected to a Raspberry Pi running Home Assistant OS, without the need for any additional hardware. However, due to limited usage and the maintenance work required, the developers of Home Assistant announced its deprecation earlier this year.


Transition to the Custom Integration

As with other deprecated integrations, the Home Assistant community has stepped in to create a Raspberry Pi GPIO custom integration. If you are still using the official integration, now is the time to switch. The custom integration is available on HACS for easy installation, and the migration process is straightforward.

Steps to Migrate to the Custom Integration

  1. Install HACS: Ensure you have the Home Assistant Community Store (HACS) installed. If not, follow the HACS installation guide to set it up.
  2. Add the Custom Repository: In HACS, go to the “Integrations” tab and click on the three dots in the upper-right corner. Select “Custom repositories” and add the following URL: Choose “Integration” as the category.
  3. Install the Integration: After adding the custom repository, search for “Raspberry Pi GPIO” in HACS and install the integration.
  4. Configure the Integration: Once installed, go to the Home Assistant configuration panel, click on “Integrations,” and add the Raspberry Pi GPIO custom integration. Configure your sensors, switches, and covers as needed.
A portrait photo oif Liam Alexander Colman, the author, creator, and owner of Home Assistant Guide wearing a suit.

About Liam Alexander Colman

is an experienced Home Assistant user who has been utilizing the platform for a variety of projects over an extended period. His journey began with a Raspberry Pi, which quickly grew to three Raspberry Pis and eventually a full-fledged server. Liam's current operating system of choice is Unraid, with Home Assistant comfortably running in a Docker container.
With a deep understanding of the intricacies of Home Assistant, Liam has an impressive setup, consisting of various Zigbee devices, and seamless integrations with existing products such as his Android TV box. For those interested in learning more about Liam's experience with Home Assistant, he shares his insights on how he first started using the platform and his subsequent journey.

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