Integrating dual motor $230 desk from Aliexpress to be able to controll it by voice and to be part of some automation scenarios, like lowering the desk when leaving home etc..
I chose ESP8266 as it's integrated WiFi and is cheaper than ESP32.
Home automation is based on Home Assistant. It's easy to set up and lots of out-of-the-box integrations.
Couple things that could be improved is that memories have to be represented as switches and that makes the control bit odd. Trying to change it to something like Fan speeds that are supported by ESPHome. Other thing is that Google Assistant - Home Assistant integration does not support sensors, so asking for values is not straight forward and you have to create script or IFTTT integration to make the communication more natural.