Hello smart home enthousiasts,
I'm a software engineering student and I want to start a new project for myself. I really like smart home stuff, but I don't want anything to do with google or amazon.
I would like to make everything myself, program it from scratch with my raspberrypi 3 as the base. So I'm looking for cheap lights, sensors and switches that can communicatie with my raspberrypi. (The aliexpress kind of stuff) I just don't know what kind of products I'm looking for, since I want to program everything myself. What products would fit this description?
I hope I put this question in the right place. A huge thanks in advance for anyone kind enough to give me an answer!