I would like to create a stack to capture and display my home environment metrics. I am also playing with ideas to incorporate Home Assistant, not that I have any ideas yet, but in case it drives the direction of any response.
I have read the BalenaSense project, and that looks suitable. More specifically the guide to “aggregate data from a fleet of sensors”. The twist here is I would like to use lower-power microcontrollers; something like the ESP8266. I have had this working with a vanilla TICK stack on a Pi, that had the ESP8266 write directly to InfluxDB. With the way Balena Sense is setup, should messages instead be handled by Telegraf and MQTT?
This is all a learning exercise for me too, and thank you in advance for guidance.