One of my spare time projects is an automated irrigation system. I realize I'm not the first one to do this and that there is a large number of similar projects out there. However, I'm doing it for the fun of it.
The system is simple :
- A few inputs (moisture, temperature)
- A relay to toggle a few water pumps on / off.
The system will be trigger based, and will toggle water pumps on / off according to either a schedule or temperature / moist levels.
Triggers will be handled on the Arduino, but I'd like to keep the configuration somewhere else - such as in "the cloud".
The configurations should simply store a time schedule and/or moisture/temperature threshold levels for each pump.
I'd be surprised if I'm the first person who's on the look for a place to store and manage "trigger" configurations like this. That is, a place which allows me manage the configurations needed for these triggers.
It seems like a huge overkill for me to have to develop an entire REST API and configuration UI just for the purpose of storing and managing these configurations.
What alternatives do I have to manage my trigger configurations?