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Active Home macro trouble
Hi all, We recently moved and I'm feeling a little stupid because I can't get two fast-macros to work. I'm trying to turn 3 appliance modules on at dusk and off at 1am. I've gone to new fast macro...
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ZigBee's
's current focus is to define a general-purpose, inexpensive, self-organizing mesh network that can be used for industrial control, embedded sensing, medical data collection, smoke and intruder...
 
Linux, Insteon & Misterhouse
Greetings all, My friend and I are working on setting up some sweet home automation systems but have found that trying to get all the pieces to play well is incredibly difficult. We are trudging...
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CFL question - dimming CFLs any good with X-10 dimmers ?
Well as the title says, I am curious if there are any glitches using the Dimmable CFLs with X-10 or Smarthome modules. I don't need dimming but I don't want to replace all my wall dimmers with wall...
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Contact closure
I have this crazy idea that... 1. I can use contact closure from a Home Depot style motion sensing light fixture to provide a 120vac relay with contact closure-not illumination. 2. With that contact...
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Current mid-range technology?
I was describing some of my X-10 setup (installed many years ago, when was heavily promoting the stuff, and you could get tons of it REALLY cheap) to a contractor friend. He seemed very interested in...
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Cable vs other choices
Cable vs other choices We live in N. California We have had Comcast in our home for many years. But they constantly keep raising prices especially in this economy. With Comcast we have -cable TV (...
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dimmer to variable DC interface
Does anyone know of a reasonably simple circuit that can take a typical dimmer output and create a DC output from 0 to 24 volts? This would be used to drive a particular LED board that is designed for...
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Plug-In X-10 Filter Recommendation?
I have discovered that my recently purchased LCD TV, when turned-on, interferes with X-10 control of a light on the same circuit. If the TV is off, X-10 works. If on, X-10 does not. So I am thinking...
 
Slink-e
I've been cleaning and came across an Slink-e unit that I bought years ago still in the original box. Does anyone still use these? Anyone interested in buying it? ---john. =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0...
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REX-10 need manual/instrustions
Hi I have a REX-10 and don't have the manual. Can anyone point me to a link with the information that came with it. Thanks, Martin. ftp:// Thanks, but that's not the same model. Rex 10 does not appear...
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HAI - RC80 Thermostat- How do you disable buttons?
Hello, I would like to disable local access/changes to an HAI Omnistat RC-80 thermostat. Physical location is 2nd story. Thermostat will only be used to monitor current/outside temp. Temperature...
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TVs around house with movies stored on server in basement.
I am building a house and doing the wiring right now. I want to be able to watch movies in the bedrooms and great room that are stored on a computer that will be in a closet in the basement. What...
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taiyaki, home automation with your iphone
Hi, i just begin a new "open source" software to control my home. my iPhone i can control my light, etc. I use full java code with RXTX API to communicate with my CM11 and J.Peterson's tuned API :)...
 
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