About a year ago, I dove into openhab and quickly got frustrated and quit everything ‘home automation’ just as quickly as I started. I had read up on OpenHab for a few months prior to diving in, watched a bunch of youtube videos (and mainly studied BK Hobby’s youtube videos and followed his tutorials during initial setup).
In the initial set up I selected the ‘demo openhabian setup’ figuring that I could just use that as a base and change/add/remove stuff as I went. I used ‘Visual Studio Code’ with the Openhab addon to edit the config files. Later, I learned about HABmin and tried switching to that to add things/bindings/etc.
I have a Rasperry Pi 3 B+ running openhabian off a USB flashdrive.
I have have a Z-Stik Gen5
I have Zooz Toggle dimmer (light switch)
I have a Zooz 4-in-1 sensor
I have 3 Phillips Hue Bulbs (and the Hue Bridge)
I use Windows 10 on my PC.
I could never get Openhab to recognize the Zooz 4-in-1 sensor. OpenHab can “see” the Zooz Toggle Dimmer, but can’t control it or do anything with it.
The Philips Hue bulbs and bulbs work a-ok via OpenHab (turn on/off or change the colors, etc), but I generally use Phillips App to control the lights because turning on my PC to open ‘openhab’ and click the light on seems like a waste of time and not “real” automation.
Anyway, I just want to start over from scratch and follow the Openhab website’s tutorials, guides, and read my way to the promised land. I tried to take a shortcut and follow youtube (as noted above, I just basically just followed BK Hobby’s tutorials).
I’m definitely a novice and want to completely start over from scratch. I just want to make sure this isn’t going to mess things up more once I re-install openhabian and such. Can I re-format the USB flashdrive, the internal flash card, delete everything on my PC related to Openhab, and then download all the new stuff from Openhab.org and re-install and start over? (Does anyone know how can I delete all the Openhab files off my Windows PC to completely start over?)
Thanks for you time and thanks for reading.