Sometimes I really do land on 2 feet. So the ESP/MQTT rig now appears bulletproof and in a timely fashion the Raspberry Pi appears just in the nick of time. All I need is an easy to use Mosquitto/Node-Red setup and …. what should appear but a link to this … http://thethingbox.io/
I can see it’s going to be a busy weekend of discovery.
I was wondering how to make the thing programmable without having to blow the Flash – and it hit me tonight… give the unit a default unit number to prefix any subscribes… and… use MQTT messages to rewrite the default unit number and any other info – and reboot!! Easy (well, of course, it won’t be).
That’s enough for one day.