Setup of the Insteon Portion of the AutoHome Software
I’m assuming you did the hardware setup so you have your ControlLinc at a virtual serial port…
Run the AutoHome.exe program and:
1. Set up the Insteon Ports Click the Setup Protocols and Ports button. Click the Use Insteon checkbox on. Pick the correct [...]
AutoHome – Home Automation Software Setup
I’ve had a request to hand out my home automation software so here’s preliminary setup doc. This currently works with Insteon and CentraLite light switches and stock XBee analysis pods (see my earlier posts). I’m happy to discuss enhancements.
When you’re done [...]
I went to the CES show this last week and looked at a bunch of home automation stuff. Here’s the most interesting Zigbee stuff I saw…
A company named ThinkEco is releasing the Modlet which is a plug-in outlet replacement that uses Zigbee to let you monitor power usage [...]
When I started on my Zigbee oddysey I started out buying a few XBee’s and the first thing that struck me was the antennas and power outputs. Since I wasn’t sure what the difference was I bought some of each.
Now I’ve been an RF guy for quite a while. I was an [...]
I’m tired of installing random mediocre software drivers on my computer. All this testing of packet sniffers and delving into protocols stresses the windows driver model. Win 7 is better but still…
Also, a lot of this stuff doesn’t run 64 bit or they don’t support windows 7.
I’m on to the next phase – trying to use the kit and update the programming to send IR commands when prompted by the PC. This is my last ‘review’ post.
I first attached the CC Debugger to the target board and ran SmartRF, which has a simple interface to the CC2530 for reading and [...]
Software and Documentation Applications
It’s relevant to discuss my application and desires for the kit before continuing.
Like many people I’ve dropped my cable subscription. I don’t actually watch TV (which is why I have time to write this blog) and my family watches rarely. I do watch movies and we have a [...]
The Hardware Contents
One of the hot new chips for Zigbee has got to be the TI CC2530 and family. This is a single chip 8051 core that has plenty of RAM/Flash and a ‘free open-source Zigbee-certified’ stack.
In order to play with this a bit I bought the CC2530 RemoTI development [...]
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