[mythtv-users] X-10 Module for Myth?
teedub303 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 3 10:05:20 UTC 2006
Well, the motor control circuit is not in a state yet that it can be shared
(it doesn't work yet -- having trouble with the photosensors I've been
trying to use as limit switches). As far as the mechanics, I got a surplus
8ft screen from a local thrift store, and attatched a gear motor to one
end. The plan is to put photosensors in the housing to detect when the
screen has reached the top or the bottom, using them to control relays to
control the motor. I'm then using the Universal X-10 module as an input to
I've been taking a break from that project lately, but hopefully will get
back to it soon. Right now I'm having interference problems from all the
compact flourescent bulbs my roommate/landlady installed. I might have to
make some filters for them that fit into the light socket under the bulb,
because right now the whole X10 setup quits working whenever certain lights
are on in the house.
On 6/2/06, Francesco Peeters <Francesco at fampeeters.com> wrote:
> On Fri, June 2, 2006 20:40, Nick Ellson said:
> > I mostly live at x-10.com, with a few devices from smarthomeusa.com (for
> > the high power RF transcievers and the Sprinkler System heads)
> > I use mostly the 3-prong appliance modules, and appliance decorator wall
> > switches. I find that the hard relay switches do not burn out or get
> > about signal, unlike the dimmer modules. And they support florescent
> > well.
> > A big deal is to watch out how many fancy UPS/ A/V gear you have. A lot
> > them use their own noise suppression on the AC input and that will
> > the X10 carrier signal for that whole breaker circuit if it's a good
> > filter. :\ They make buffers for them, but so far I have been lucky.
> > Perhaps a MythX10 module section could be started and at least those of
> > use that know Linux X10 can toss around ideas?
> > Nick
> Sounds good!
> I am using MrHouse for my home automation, partially because it is easy to
> script your own subroutines for more advanced usage.
> My alarm interfaces with X10 as well, so the MrHouse machine knows when
> the alarm is on, and when it is, it runs a simulation program to simulate
> normal use of light in the house...
> It calculates sun rise and set (and moon too, BTW), so you can time events
> relative to that.
> It also sends out SMS messages to my cell phone on special occurences,
> such as alarm-situations.
> These are things I should like in a MythX10 module as well...
> BTW: The only broken X10 modules I have so far (*knock on wood*) are
> appliance modules (relay boxes), whereas all my light modules (dimmers)
> still work as new... (Only had to replace a fuse twice, but that was my
> own fault, and I'm amazed they still work!)
> Francesco Peeters
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