PineTab as a MySensors smart home controller?
The PineTab is a 10" linux tablet made by pine.org which will go on sale this month, for $75.
In line with their other projects, the hardware and software are open source. So I've been thinking it could be a great startingpoint for creating a trustworthy alternative to the Google Home Hub.
It could be used with MySensors in a number of ways.
- The tablet has a built-in slot for expansino boards. One could be made that add MySensors radios (as well as other smart home radios).
- Create a 'backpack' that replaces the rear cover, and add a radio module inside.
- Similarly, create a stand. The tablet has pogopins on the side to which a keyboard cover can be connected. But this is essentially a USB 2.0 port, so it could also be used to connect it to something like this:
I'm going to explore this idea as a next step for Candle. Would anyone else be interested in exploring this idea?