Hi, I’m looking for the right solution for me, and I’m hoping OS might be it. Because of various restrictions, I cannot install in-ground sprinklers or run wiring around the yard. This means that I’m stuck with a system of hose timers for watering, but I have around 12 different zones with different needs! Right now I’m using various digital timers similar to this one, but they’re expensive, not always made well, and generally a pain to use.
So I’m building my own using ESP8266 modules, and the hardware part is coming along nicely! I expect to have 5 total hose timers. My initial thought was to just use MQTT with Home Assistant, but I need a scheduling interface that’s friendly, and HA’s is -to say the least- not. That’s where I’m hoping OS comes in. Is there a good way to run a central OS server that can control the ESP modules? That’d be my absolute ideal setup.
Thanks for the help!