Lots of documentation missing



  • I know its a pain to make, but lots of documentation missing, just a block diagram how the UniPi and its modules work and the full spec's whit voltages and so on would all ready be a big help, more detailed would naturally be useful.

    Also a software compatibility list would be handy for all the extension boards and addon's, with comments if addon product are working or not, like: no data, not working, should work, works improvised, works and UniPi confirmed working, maybe also a page with a overview table of product and software.

    Have a Q&A tap would be more useful then a review tab that literately no-one has used.

    Also a comments would handy, and comments/quistions from there could also be used for the Q&A. (Disqus is a easy drop-in comment addon)

    If UniPi wants to grow, it has to become more user friendly, because now it's more for geeks only, people like me have a hard time finding out how to make tings work for them, and when it comes to things like this, i am certainly nod a total n00b, but also not a expert/geek.

    Maybe also giveaway monthly vouchers for the best reviews and/or how-to video's would help promote UniPi.

    And a cooperation between a big tech site and UniPi, ware one of the authors write a in-depth article about a/his UniPi home automation project would also help promote UniPi, and let starting UniPi users get insights how they could use it.



  • I know its a pain to make, but lots of documentation missing, just a block diagram how the UniPi and its modules work and the full spec's whit voltages and so on would all ready be a big help, more detailed would naturally be useful.

    Also a software compatibility list would be handy for all the extension boards and addon's, with comments if addon product are working or not, like: no data, not working, should work, works improvised, works and UniPi confirmed working, maybe also a page with a overview table of product and software.

    Have a Q&A tap would be more useful then a review tab that literately no-one has used.

    Also a comments would handy, and comments/quistions from there could also be used for the Q&A. (Disqus is a easy drop-in comment addon)

    If UniPi wants to grow, it has to become more user friendly, because now it's more for geeks only, people like me have a hard time finding out how to make tings work for them, and when it comes to things like this, i am certainly nod a total n00b, but also not a expert/geek.

    Maybe also giveaway monthly vouchers for the best reviews and/or how-to video's would help promote UniPi.

    And a cooperation between a big tech site and UniPi, ware one of the authors write a in-depth article about a/his UniPi home automation project would also help promote UniPi, and let starting UniPi users get insights how they could use it.



  • Thanks for the tips. We are aware of the lack of documentation, however the first generation was meant for geeks and fans. But we are already working on a new web where we plan to have more documentation and tutorials, so stay tuned



  • I can only agree with that documentation is poor
    for us ordinary people who are doing automation.
    But it is good that you understand it and will fix the problem
    for it is a fantastic product that you have.
    So keep up the good work.
    And in the forum you get help quickly



  • I still dont see any documentation on how to do a software setup of the different software solutions that could be running on the UniPi.

    If you really want this hardware to go mainstream, you should at least have some how-to video's on how to setup the different software solutions, as of now i don't dare to to buy a UniPi, as i don't know if i be able to set it up.

    The same go's for the AddOn boards, jst have video's how to install the AddOn boards in the software, and a basic over view of how to work them.

    In mine example, i wane use Domoticz as a platform, probably most non nerd users wane use that software, to do some home automation.

    I wane control:

    • A couple of mean well LED drivers 0-10v or PWM.
      A couple of radiator thermostats drivers for the central heating 0-10v.
      A house fan also 0-10v or PWM.
      Some relays for light switches.
      Some one wire sensors

    I started looking at UniPi, as it got all i want on the the hardware side, but after looking at it more and more, the software is just not documented enough for me to spend €400~500 on UniPi hardware, that i maybe never be able to use.


  • administrators

    Honestly, to cover all software that are capable of working with UniPi, there would have to be a hundred people only for that and then the UniPi won't cost that much as now. So we are communication with the developers of interresting SW solutions in order to implement UniPi in their project.

    So if you like domoticz, contact them or the author of the plugin: https://www.domoticz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=7932&p=80330&hilit=unipi#p80330

    We are only a hardware manufaturer and provide a howto for people interest in it.



  • @tomas_hora said in Lots of documentation missing:

    You could make a demo for every part on the software you like to use.
    And send a demo package whit All the parts to different software developers that are willing to also make a review and demo hoe to use it whit there platform, as hoe grate the hardware May be whitout software support its useless.


  • administrators

    @Havor thats how we do it. Howeve some developers are not interrested in all the extensions since they are doing it for their own needs....