disclaimer: I know this isn’t the use case it’s designed for but I’m wondering if anyone else has wanted this and knows a solution, whether or not using the bond bridge.
Bond helps me control “analog” devices with a digital interface or “remote” like smartthings.
I want to do the reverse. I want to control digital/smartthings with an analog remote, like the one pictured here.
Why? Because there’s value in having both tactile buttons that I can keep in my pocket/nightstand AND having smart integration so I can use automations and timers. Specifically, I want to reach out and feel, to be able to turn on my white noise machine or ceiling fan in the middle of the night without opening my eyes and without waking anyone by yelling out to a voice assistant.
My bond bridge clearly has the ability to “listen” to signals from analog devices like this when it is adding a new device. I wish it could always be listening for these kinds of RF/IR signals and send a smartthings API request in response. Are there products that do this?