I setup the latest OpenHAB (2.2) using a Pine64 board and the OpenHABian distribution. That went fine, including having it update itself using its config tool and such. Now I’m digging in to OpenHAB a bit. Problem is it’s a little…overwhelming. That’s good, that means it can do a LOT, which is cool. My problem is I also do a LOT already and really only need OpenHAB for a small piece (at least now).
To give a rough idea, my complex is a couple hundred acres, many buildings linked with a mix of fiber and wifi networking (I mean everywhere has wifi, but some of my building-to-building links are wifi as well). Some buildings have things like Vantage lighting throughout along with other automation devices, some buildings have Insteon stuff, and many other things exist. Much of the automation I want to do has been done and redone. Some is working fine, some needs help, etc. Anyway, my point is my place is too big to think of in terms of “let’s map the whole thing into OpenHAB and make it all work that way.” This isn’t my full time job, and I don’t want it to be.
My current need is for a piece of glue to integrate a system that only has a rudimentary TCP gateway (I can telnet into it, issue a basic command, done) to IFTTT. Is there any documentation on doing something simple like this with OpenHAB? In addition to IFTTT control, I’m assuming I will also be able to trigger OpenHAB with other universal type remote applications like iRule or Simple Remote, so pointers on that would be welcome.
I feel like if I can get into it enough to get these kinds of things done, I can late build on that with other integrations that will need to move from other aging devices (I have an Indigo install as well that I’d like to get rid of that does some glue-things, for example).
Thanks for any pointers on docs that streamline this.