RPI + ESP8266
I am totally new to MySensors. I already have a home IOT smart house network with my own HW and SW, but would like to migrate to a better supported/organized scheme.
To begin with I have just a few questions.
Can MySensors work ONLY with RPI(as a controller) and ESP8266 (as sensors)?
I would run Domoticz on RPI... is there something else that sould run on RPI? What would the gateway be in this case?
I can not find any example code for ESP8266 sensors. Can you point me to the right direction where I can find some.
Thank you very much!
@CRF yes you could run a home automation system with a raspberry pi as controller and esp8266 gateways with locally attached sensors, assuming you have reliable wifi coverage everywhere you want to put sensors.
I use the Domoticz raspberry pi image which includes some other nice tools such as Node Red.
Each esp8266 could then be a gateway. All gateways must be added to Domoticz.
There are no esp8266 sensor examples. But there are no Arduino Uno examples either. Most sensor examples can be run on any mcu.
Thank you for the explanation. That is good news.
Where did you find the whole Domoticz image for RPI? I can only see the installation package on Domoticz page.
@CRF interesting. Domoticz seems to have removed support for the image. This old page had information https://www.domoticz.com/wiki/index.php?title=Domoticz_RaspberryPi_SD_Image&oldid=216&diff=prev
I guess installing by running
sudo curl -L install.domoticz.com | bash
is the way to go nowadays.