First off would like to say how much I’ve enjoyed setting up my Pimatic installation.
I’ve got a basic setup at the moment (2 x HS100, Ikea Tradfri and 3 bulbs) to control my lounge but looking to expand to the other rooms as well. Using Amazon Dash Buttons to control stuff (using ping presence) and its working well.
But I’d like to use another pi with multiple buttons to make a custom remote. I’d like to turn on devices and dim devices using push buttons.
I’ve got another pi setup with a small breadboard and two buttons and a python script to detect them and output a message to the screen. It’s the next step that I’m a little fuzzy about. I think I need an MQTT broker to send the messages, but do I also need my python script?
Appreciate any help with this.