Hi dear people!
I just came from playing around with OH for a while, and figured I will give Hassio a try. I got as far as I managed to set it up, find a bunch of components, and reach OpenHab from the outside. But I could not really do much more. I am waiting for my Raspberry to arrive in a weeks time. Figured I would try to reach out to get a head start. (i have been googling for a few days already).
I installed my fully KNX system in my house 10 years ago. I did program it myself but time has taken its toll on my memory so having moved from ETS3 to 5 I found that my main screen (hub) called MT701 does not allow for beeing programmed in the new ETS system. Most of you guys probably don’t know what I am talking about now but anyways, I am looking to get up and going with a new server system.
Today my house consist: of underfloor heating, ligthing (downlights) (indoor and outdoor) and an old LCD panel called the MT701 where I can view all components, and do some changes to timings of scenes and such. I also have a bunch of computers, cellphones, Samsung tv screens, Plex server and more. In a week my Google Home and Google Home Mini will arrive. I also have a vacuum robot on its way.
-> I have also created a KNX Gateway with my old Raspberry pi. It can be used for programming my house, and should also be possible to reach from the outside.
If you came this far you might wanna take a look at what I wanna achieve aswell
I want my system to be as userfriendly as possible, I want to be able to control/ and see my stuff from a mobilephone from the outside of the house. At some point I need to replace my LCD screen with something else (but it is not my main object now). I also want to be able to control my stuff by voice if possible.
What I know I need is some suggestions on what steps should be taken first. I am sure this will be a step by step process but it I would love to not have to do ALL the mistakes before I learn anything. Any input is GREATLY appreciated.
PS: As I am waiting for my Raspberry pi i would like to do some testing in a VM environment. Any input on which is the easiest to setup?