I'm looking to automate my home a little more and want to start by buying an IR / RF blaster and hook it into my ubuntu server at home.
Is this even do-able?
Which IR or/and RF blasters support Ubuntu Server, and can be installed and controlled with the terminal alone?
Can I program certain IR signals into the software and which software should be used?
My ubuntu server is primarily a web-server
My goal is to have some web-service calls so I can control my lights/home media equipment from anywhere from my phone or a web-page. Preferably I will code or use an app (tasker for Android) that does this based on my location or scan from a NFC tag.
Any tips for how this can be done is appreciated.