home automation is driven by a PC running Ubuntu. It currently has a 1-wire network of thermometers for managing our geysers and solar water heaters. I would like to extend it to manage our water pumps. The first problem I would like to solve is to measure the volume of water in the overhead tank. I couldn't see any 1-wire compatible distance sensor. I am ok with using a different setup to measure the water level, but would prefer if the sensors (say HC-SR04 or others) could be connected to my USB through some adapters/read made hardware.
Instead of setting up an Arduino or raspberry pi, etc. Any USB to general IO board adapter, that can be used to drive the sensors?
Any other recommended approach?