PianSom - I want to find a solution that will give me a dedicated tablet running Home Assistant in our downstairs kitchen.
I have c-bus and have managed to install home-bridge on a Raspberry PI with a wired network plug:-
- ser2sock (to convert my 5500PC to a CNI compatible device)
I am able to connect to a local IP address via a web browser and use the Homebridge page but it is far from user friendly from a dashboard/usability perspective.
I’ve also added a plugin for home bridge for google (we have a google hub) so can issue voice commands for some stuff. I can connect to the c-bus network through Clispal Toolkit so I think all that is running successfully.
But after reading more, I think I need to get Home Assistant installed to get what I want so that it looks more user friendly and I can extend to include more smart home devices.
Can I ask how you have gone with yours and if you can provide some advice.
Can I actually leave the Raspberry Pi where it currently is connected to the 5500PC and home network (it’s actually in a server room so very much out of the way) and go about installing this Home Assistant and all other things directly in to the tablet and leaving the Raspberry PI where it is connected to the c-bus network via the 5500PC. Is it then possible to have the surface pro tablet “tap-in” to the c-bus network via the RPI without having to do any direct integration between the tablet and C-Bus/5500PC?