in the last months i started with some different home automation stuff.
Currently i have two installations:
Garden Irrigation System
Raspberry Pi1 with Domotzic and a 4way Relay for controllig magnetic valves. I fetch some weather data from wunderground and also can use the Pi (installed in my garage) as a Radio for my garden
Home Automatic wie Pimatic
Because i’m not very happy with Domotzic (bad rule enginge (Blockly), if it gets a bit more complex you have to script in LUA) i installed a second Pi (pi3) with Pimatic. I already integrated my blindes and plugs via 433 Mhz. I also love rule engine: Simple but able to handle also complex situations.
Now, i still have tons of china sensors and electronics at home which i like to use. But i’m not sure how to integrate them in Pimatic. Most of them is MySensor stuff (Ardunio Micro/Mini, NRF24L01+ transmitter) or NodeMCU with tons of sensors, transistors and else.
The question i have is how to connect the stuff? MySensors Serial Gateway or MQTT?
I like the idea of MQTT, but is MQTT able to handle Sensors and Actors?