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    Al commented  · 

    Would love this! Ideally something we could trigger from a Raspberry Pi or similar, possibly as an HTTP request (if we fix the Hub to an internal IP address)

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    Al commented  · 

    Two routes to solve this:

    1. add a BLE dongle to the Pi and reverse engineer the protocol, similar to the post here on Dec 03 (ideal, but requires a bit of deeper tech knowledge and some patience to get it right... make sure you share you knowledge if you work this out!)

    2. purchase a low-end Android that you leave on charge next to the Pi, install the app on the droid and use IFTTT with webhook or similar to send HTTP messages to the Pi for each button push

    The 2nd route is overkill using a whole phone as just a BLE-to-internet bridge, although you can pick up droids dirt cheap

    This route would also have performance (time) issues; the droid needs to talk to IFTTT which then needs to talk back to the Pi. The round trip could take several seconds, which may or may not be an issue for you usage

    It also has security issues; you would need to open up a port on your router firewall for IFTTT to communicate with your Pi

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