I'm evaluating the HE to be the brain for a control panel for use in an RV. It would control lights, give battery charge and usage status, water pump, vent fan, etc. I understand that the HE can operate without being connected to the internet, but my confusion arises around whether it can serve as an access point directly for the devices over which it has control.
Can anyone point me toward any resources to help me figure out what additional networking hardware (if any) and configuration to successfully connect with multiple ESP32 sensors and switches via wifi? (I am experimenting with hubduino now, but am confused as I believe that the ESP32 is connecting with the HE via my existing home network, rather than with the HE directly...)