Yup, been there, and I am doing that. Purely as a result of the Node Red Tutorials in here!!
Trying to use it purely as the UI for the Home Control. Want to make the Home Control autonomous with as little reliance on other systems as possible. MQTT on the Pi running Node Red and direct comms with any sensors from the PAC wherever possible, even if I have to develop some of my own ‘protocols’. Cost is a major factor now!!
Have some ready made Dashboard UI’s running, and just ‘diagnosing’ how they work.dapting them to my ‘world’ - reading and writing files and values on the R1. Just need to rewrite the Charts I am currently using to control the PAC as I suddenly realise how many more options I have. Flow redesigns in the works!
Thanks for the heads up Beno, as I have always found, a great forum to be associated with.
Have a good weekend,