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Discussion on: [Question] Which hardware to choose? Arduino or RaspberryPI

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Erick Ruiz de Chavez

I am not completely sure if by "create a home automation system for my home" you mean you want to build it from scratch (specially because you do not have hardware knowledge), or if you are just looking for an easy (probably cheap?) way to add this to your home.

You ask if you should go with RPi or Arduino, and if you are building your own system, you will likely use both, the RPi as the hub, and the Arduinos as a device controller.

I would suggest you go directly to Hubitat, but if that is not "your thing" and you decide to go the Hardcore DIY mode, I would highly recommend you using either Z-Wave or ZigBee as your radio controllers instead of more custom made IP protocols.