MyQ, SwitchBot, and Homebridge

By now, I suspect most have heard of MyQ’s move to prevent “unauthorized” use of their API, which breaks Homebridge and Home Assistant integrations.

I’m thinking that the simplest fix in my case is to get a SwichBot bot and hub, and program the bot to press the opener button in the garage on command. It looks like there’s a plugin for Homebridge, so I should be able to get my garage door to show up in CarPlay again.

The garage I rent is detached from my apartment, but close enough to be in WiFi range; my setup was working just fine until the powers that be at MyQ decided to break things.

Those with SwitchBot experience: is there anything I should be particularly aware of? Any potential problems to watch out for?