And another update… turns out it was the MQTT server settings totally throttling the CPU. I disabled that and it’s working at normal speed now, and opening/closing when instructed. Note: for MQTT anonymous access needs to be enabled on the broker to keep the opengarage from going crazy.
Only remaining issue – it now randomly “sees” something about 30cm away from it and thinks the door is open. This is usually for no longer than 30 seconds or so. There’s nothing even close to the unit assuming the door is closed and there’s no vehicle inside so I’m not sure what’s it’s picking up yet.