So, continuing on my RV setup, i have a little script that gets an LTE signal strength from a mikrotik router, and throws it into MQTT.
I then read this in nymea using the mqtt and write it to a generic thing. Using the pressure thing for this, which works fine…but of course it says “mbar” next to my lte reading =).
Is there a generic thing that wont put a pressure, temp, etc, so we can use it for all sorts of stuff? like a super generic thing? Or to display a string.
Example, a thing that you could pipe the output of a shell script to to display some text. Could be useful for a lot of things.
Also, a thing to monitor a simple yes/no or on/off situation, such as door opened or closed, this or that…etc…would use it for “Internet Detected” in my case. I guess i could have a simple script to publish to MQTT and have it hit a generic switch to show on or off, but thought there might be a cleaner way.
Thinking about it, if we had a single “super generic thing”…it could probably do all of the above?