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 [...]
I wanted to wrap up my Centralite work. I have my software communicating successfully with the Centralite usb stick and the switches so I can move forward no matter what. I’ll come back and update this as I mutter and fret about what decision to make.
It’s hard to decide what to do. I have [...]
Well, I’ve been totally frustrated by the CentraLite system. I haven’t called for support (my bad) but reading very carefully through the doc it looks as if you must have the rs232 bridge to talk to the system.
There’s no way I’m putting $400+ into proprietary control circuitry for a few switches. So instead I’m [...]
So, I decided to try the CentraLite light switches since they’re Zigbee and since I’ve got Zigbee (XBee) stuff all over the place now.
First, it’s hard to buy the switches. I found one supplier, ASIhome. It took them two weeks to get switches out to me.
I Bought: USB Controller – I [...]
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