Well look what Santa brought early this year:
Realizing it’s overkill, but just thinking of my current ‘todo’ list of balena projects, and matching it up with life’s pain points. An early adopter of home automation, I’m still running a SmartThings v1 hub, with a bunch of Zigbee and Z-Wave devices around the home. Was a huge fan / advocate, and now completely discouraged by the platform, developer experience, and – what feels like one setback after another following the Samsung acquisition. Thought I had a pretty good thing going – and with Alexa integration, it was even scoring in the “Wife Acceptance Factor” (WAF). But that’s all changed significantly in the recent years…
Back on point: I dabbled with Home Assistant a bit, with a RPI4 and a dongle – but was daunted by the migration process. Until I get around to building a LoRa rig… using the balenaFin to host Home Assistant is as good a use as any. Is there anything specific I need to know? I see a couple other threads on balena w/ Home Assistant - so just looking for any balenaFin nuances or #ProTips.
Big shout out to @chrisys – Thank You, Brother! And - to all of team balena for some very interesting things, and plenty of learning opportunities / motivation.