Hi, I've got a working Arduino based garage door opener project that I'd like to connect to MySensors for monitoring and control..
It ran before on a plain Uno, with a wifi module that I can't remember the name of, which was in a Zigbee form factor, and was a serial Wifi interface.. I'm in the process, and almost done migrating to a new Sparkfun 8266 Thing Dev board so that the Wifi would be built in, and I could more easily socket the microcontroller to remove it without unwiring the whole thing from the garage when I need to make code changes, which is how my Arduino currently is..
SO.. My goal being that I want to monitor and control the door, I naturally thought I'd make a sensor node, but I dont have enough IO pins left over to support an NRF radio module, so I changed sights and decided to try to make it a WiFi gateway that would just report on itself, since it's already connected to my WiFi..
I thought I could just add:
#define MY_CONTROLLER_IP_ADDRESS 192, 168, 1, 185
to my existing arduino project, and then hopefully add the code to register the devices and go from there, but it's not working.. I realize I dont know enough about the MySensors code to be able to retrofit my project like this. I've looked, but can't find anything that specifically talks about retrofitting an existing project like this.. Is there something out there that I'm missing? Any cookbook for the minimal required code to do so? If not, I think I'm at the point that I'm going to have to start over with the MySensors gateway sketch, and then import my "business logic" into it.. Maybe that's the easiest way??
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!