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How to enable functionality as shown in overview picture

Postby hdok » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:05 pm

Hello all,

I have owned a Toon for about 5 years now, 2 years ago I ended my contract with Eneco and also ended the Toon subscription. Rooting has been on my wish list for some time and finally I rooted my Toon (on version 4.18.8 ) earlier this week and this forum has been a great source of information. I started looking at the (picture) overview of functionality and what I could find myself and what I need a bit of help with. Because not all of it is obvious.

Hopefully people can add to this , I will then edit this post and add new information if it pops up.

This is the list with my comments/summary/findings.
  • Manual control of the thermostat.
    Obvious
  • Control Toon from a distance(smartphone or tablet)
    The options are:
    * An android toon app (Supports hacked Toon) as described here:android app TOON
    * Download and install X11VNC as described here:Remote control of your Toon through VNC (but not that obvious for a phone)
    * Web proxy to control Toon remotely
    * Controlling Toon via Domoticz
  • Power usage today
    I did nothing to enable this, it is just there. But can it be enabled/disabled?
  • Gas usage today
    I did nothing to enable this, it is just there. But can it be enabled/disabled?
  • Historical power usage in Graphs
  • Historical Gas usage in Graphs
    The config file, config_happ_scsync.xml is mentioned here: Useful files explained.
    Use a valid end date and set GasDisplay. ElectricityDisplay (for Graphs etc) and ProductVariant to get all tiles
    Code: Select all
    <EndDate>1627485995</EndDate>
    <ProductVariant>Toon</ProductVariant>
    <ElectricityDisplay>1</ElectricityDisplay><GasDisplay>1</GasDisplay>

  • Power and Gas costs using actual tarifs
    Not possible at the moment.
  • Usage stats compared to estimated usage per year
    Not possible at the moment.
  • Compare usage to other Toon users
    Not possible at the moment
  • Control other devices from a distance and find energy consumers using smart plugs
    (no comment- did not look into this)
  • Connect smokedetectors to toon
    (no comment- did not look into this)
  • Sun on Toon
    As described here: ZonOpToon alternative a correct 'meteradapter' (the old meteradapters don't work with ZonopToon)is needed. Next to that you need a kWh meter counting the production and providing the led pulse output. Or you can make something yourself (out of scope of this forum) which provides pulses..
    How to switch on is described in: Useful files explained. In config_happ_scsync.xml change "SolarDisplay" and "SolarActivated" to 1
  • Insights in boilerparameters
    * First install the Toon Store app (if not already installed):
    ** Download the Toon Store app
    ** Transfer it to Toon using e.g. WinSCP
    ** Log in to Toon and install Toonstore:
    Code: Select all
    opkg install toonstore_1.1.4-r0_qb2.ipk (or later version)

    ** Replace resource file if version > 14.16.8 Download here, described here: Toon firmware resource file (as from 4.16.8 )
    ** Restart Toon using: killall qt-gui
    * Install the Boiler status app using Toon Store.
  • Temperature trends during the day
    * First install the Toon Store app (if not already installed):
    ** Download the Toon Store app
    ** Transfer it to Toon using e.g. WinSCP
    ** Log in to Toon and install Toonstore:
    Code: Select all
    opkg install toonstore_1.1.4-r0_qb2.ipk (or later version)

    ** Replace resource file if version > 14.16.8 Download here, described here: Toon firmware resource file (as from 4.16.8 )
    ** Restart Toon using: killall qt-gui
    * Install Temperature Logger
  • Kodi media support
    Toon app: Kodi media player
  • Control toon from a distance (PC)
    Remote control of your Toon through VNC
  • Automatically scroll through tiles
    Described here: Toon app: rotating through tiles, automatically
  • Waste collection display
    * First install the Toon Store app (if not already installed):
    ** Download the Toon Store app
    ** Transfer it to Toon using e.g. WinSCP
    ** Log in to Toon and install Toonstore:
    Code: Select all
    opkg install toonstore_1.1.4-r0_qb2.ipk (or later version)

    ** Replace resource file if version > 14.16.8 Download here, described here: Toon firmware resource file (as from 4.16.8 )
    ** Restart Toon using: killall qt-gui
    * Install Waster Collection app using Toon Store
  • Backup of energy data
    I did find this thread on backup, not sure if there is a way to back-up energy data only.
    Automatic remote backup of Toon files
  • Rollback updates
    Not possible but official updates can be retrieved and installed.
    Choose any version using this script as described here: Toon firmware - update script
  • Complete domoticz control
    Controlling Toon via Domoticz
  • Sonos speaker control
    * First install the Toon Store app (if not already installed):
    ** Download the Toon Store app
    ** Transfer it to Toon using e.g. WinSCP
    ** Log in to Toon and install Toonstore:
    Code: Select all
    opkg install toonstore_1.1.4-r0_qb2.ipk (or later version)

    ** Replace resource file if version > 14.16.8 Download here, described here: Toon firmware resource file (as from 4.16.8 )
    ** Restart Toon using: killall qt-gui
    * Install Sonos app using Toon Store

What I would also like to know (I have not searched the forum for these yet, but once I have done that, I will add the answers I can find myself)
- I see this mentioned: http://<ip-of-your-toon>/happ_thermstat?action=getThermostatInfo. where can I find an overview of apps and possible actions? Which files contain this information
- I see mention of MQTT and that Toon has it onboard already, sounds promising...
Last edited by hdok on Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:56 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: How to enable functionality as shown in overview picture

Postby TheHogNL » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:02 pm

hdok wrote:[*]Control Toon from a distance(smartphone or tablet)
Not that obvious but I assume the options are:
* Remote control of your Toon through VNC (but not that obvious for a phone)
* Web proxy to control Toon remotely
* Controlling Toon via Domoticz


Also check here: https://www.domoticaforum.eu/viewtopic. ... =45#p86593
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Re: How to enable functionality as shown in overview picture

Postby TheHogNL » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:05 pm

hdok wrote:[*]Sun on Toon
I have solar panels but did not add this option when I was an Eneco customer, now I would like to do so...As described here: ZonOpToon alternative hardware is needed to read the data from the solar panels (Right?). How to switch on is described in: Useful files explained. Change "SolarDisplay" and "SolarActivated" to 1 But that did nothing to my toon, I assume the hardware is needed first?


You need the correct 'meteradapter' (to old meteradapters don't work with ZonopToon). And then youn need a kWh meter counting the production and providing the led pulse output. Or you can make something yourself (out of scope of this forum) which provides pulses. And then indeed enable ZonopToon using those two values. That's it.
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Re: How to enable functionality as shown in overview picture

Postby hdok » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:32 pm



TheHogNL wrote:You need the correct 'meteradapter' (to old meteradapters don't work with ZonopToon). And then youn need a kWh meter counting the production and providing the led pulse output. Or you can make something yourself (out of scope of this forum) which provides pulses. And then indeed enable ZonopToon using those two values. That's it.


Added both to the list Thanks for your reply.

In the process also added the update script as a way for rollback and added the Automatic scroll .
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Re: How to enable functionality as shown in overview picture

Postby TheHogNL » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:49 pm

Rollback isn't possible using the script. Sorry :-)
In fact, rollback isn't possible that easy if not impossible.
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