Uh oh, please don't blame me when you end up selling your kidney to buy an internet-connected pair of slippers or a smart-potato peelerFirst, I got to tell you I am all in on this
I'm sure you will have fun with it all. Both OpenHAB and Home Assistant are great platforms with very active and helpful communities for beginners and those pushing things to the max alike, so while the learning curve is steep it is very much climbable.
Good call on moving this discussion to it's own thread . Home Automation in general is very well covered and in excellent detail elsewhere on the interwebs but as and when we discover IntelliCenter specific information then I think this will be a great place to post and share.
I'm hoping @mrweber followed us over here with his Control4 angle that is so intriguing
This is the one I have. Much more powerful than the minimum required for the node.js project I would imagine but a great buy if you intend to get into some other tinkering. One piece of advice, (echoed many times elsewhere on the internet), buy a good quality, strong (high amperage) power supply. If the power supply is not up to the job you can get all sorts of strange happenings that can waste hours of troubleshooting only to discover the power supply couldn't keep up when the board got busy or many peripherals were plugged in.Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+