Yeah, I’ve actually gone through several hubs and alternatives - started with Wink, which I rooted and had some fun with that, but was constantly having problems with wifi. I even considered figuring out a uart <-> ethernet bridge, but was one of those things - who’s going to be able to help with that? Who’s going to want to… I don’t even want to! lol I actually have several raspberry pi’s running, openhabian, hassbian, and pidome and I occasionally play around with them, see if anything interesting has changed - even got myself a zigbee ‘dev kit’ from Texas Instruments, which I finally was able to get working on open hab… sort of… still very messy… have to flash some firmware using their “CC Debugger”, and the software will run on whatever, but the drivers only work in win 7 (maybe 8, def not 10) and there’s almost no documentation unless you want the low level stuff that Ti obviously intended it to be for… also doesn’t have a case around it…
I got my hands on a Vera hub recently - whatever the one below the “secure” one is - and wanted so badly to love it cause it supported everything I wanted… then I saw the UI… I nearly threw up it was so bad. Hooooly cow… my ‘hello world’ program for the C class I took ages ago looked better. And it only did 1 thing! I was/am so disappointed by that one. there’s people that swear by it, but they must have a high level of patience and tolerance (and love for bad color schemes…)
Considered the Wink 2, but its just not… I dunno… sophisticated? Its a little too easy… to the point when you’re trying to make “rules” for things that you’re looking for the ‘advanced’ button… And with WebCore? At this point, local control is my only real gripe. Well, a wall mount would be nice… I settled for sticking screws through the bottom, but still.
Ah well… Maybe V3 will have enough horse power to actually allow for some of what I (we?) want… A guy can dream!