I tore apart one of my Wyze Contact Sensors the other day. The sensor uses a simple reed switch to detect when a magnet is present, closing the circuit.
I desoldered the reed switch and wired up a Cherry MX switch I had lying around. I also 3D printed a quick casing up and made a button that allows me to trigger lights on and off.
I also got this working with a toggle switch, but it only allows two states: on and off. You can add more functionality by adding more rules for 6 seconds, 8 seconds etc.
Here is a step by step guide
Link to the 3D printing files
This is a great idea! Would love to see a full tutorial. I use a Philips Hue dimmer switch with HomeKit/IFTTT to control my Wyze lights but it would be much faster to use a native Wyze device.
Super cool. I think we’d love to see the full tutorial. Be sure to share any 3d-print files you created for it, too.
@lachlan6 did something similar over here.
Ok, well here is what i decided to do. Hopefully you guys like it. If you do, you guys should make some noise about telling Wyze some of these 3d models should be mass produced. I already messaged about creating some sort of program to create Wyze accessories like you would find on the Apple store. Wyze isn’t going to waste their time with little stuff like this nor should they. But no reason why everyone cant benefit from it. Seems like a win/win/win to me. Customer get great accessories, Wyze …
I’ll see about getting your trust level increased so you can do the embedding and write up. this would be a great use for many things.
Ok I uploaded a step by step guide and the thingiverse link!
Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions. I have a few more project in mind. I’ll be sure to share these when they’re ready
Excellent! Thanks for the contribution!
Very nice transformation of the contact sensor to a smart push button switch.
When I have modified modified a contact sensor only the stake post had to be snipped.
The side features could remain untouched by angling the PCB out.
A question, how is the battery changed?
Oh that’s great to know, thanks!
I used double sided tape to adhere the back of the contact sensor housing to my 3d printed enclosure. I just pry the back off and the battery is exposed. It’s not the cleanest design in the world. I may make a brand new enclosure that will simplify everything