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'Home Automation'
1995\01\26@085550 by Coats Jack

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Pablo,

Home automation?  What kinds of things are you thinking of doing?

Any particulars yet?

... JC


'Home Automation'
1995\12\18@214054 by John Welling
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Before you get lulled into the novelty of homebrew device control,
Please take a long and healthy look at the strategy for 'Networking'
your PIC nodes.  How will you manage the address of each node?  Will
they be grouped or segmented?  How will they get
'broadcast-to-all/group' system updates from host?  How will you handle
the shifting priorities of arising emergency conditions?  How will the
system & network handle accidental collisions of data on the network.
Each PIC node unit will need to do the device control and manage
network comm protocol.  You may want to use an LSI chip to handle
network overhead.  How will you load sfwr changes to the node MCUs and
call/schedule their data feeds to the host?  Can nodes
exchange/share/control devices by interacting between themselves?  How
will the host moderate/assign such 'distributed processing'?

Good reading is the Byte & Circuit Cellar Ink magazine articles on the
development of Home Control System by Steve Ciarcia.  His ongoing
discussion of path choices will save you from reinventing the wheel.
Also get info on LON-Local Operating Network and CEBus.  Then you can
better establish the architecture of your system


'Home Automation'
1999\01\07@012147 by Luyen Tran
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>I'm going to do a 'Home Automation' project that
controls light, temperature, yard watering ... Can anyone who has been working
on a similar project share your resources? Thank you very
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1999\01\07@075951 by James R. Hall

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<DIV><FONT color=#000000 face=Arial size=2>I have somewhat, it's not related to
anything I'm doing with pics tho...</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#000000 face=Arial size=2></FONT><FONT face=Arial size=2>I'm
using the x10 home control system, I can (so far) turn my radio and my computer
speakers</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>on/off and my lights on/off and
dim/brighten..</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>you might try <A
href="http://www.x10.com">www.x10.com</A></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT><FONT color=#000000 face=Arial size=2>or go
down to radio shack and ask about their plug and power systems</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#000000 face=Arial size=2></FONT><FONT face=Arial size=2>(x10
and plug and power are 100% compatible, you can control modules
from</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>one system with remotes and alarm clocks from
another :P)</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>dunno how you would interface soemthing like that
to a pic tho...</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#000000 face=Arial size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -James,
N9XLC<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -<A
href="spam_OUTjrhallTakeThisOuTspamglobalsite.net">.....jrhallKILLspamspam@spam@globalsite.net</A><BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
-certified NERD</FONT></DIV>
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1999\01\07@090041 by Doug Rich
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<x-rich>You might look at:


http://www.hth.com/plm-24/default.htm


This is a power line modem kit that has two way communication and
supplies info on how to interface to a PIC.


Doug


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controls light, temperature, yard watering ... Can anyone who has been
working on a similar project share your resources? Thank you very much.

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1999\01\08@083721 by Doug Rich

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<x-rich>You might look at:


http://www.hth.com/plm-24/default.htm


This is a power line modem kit that has two way communication and
supplies info on how to interface to a PIC.


Doug




At 09:57 PM 1/6/99 -0800, you wrote:

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<excerpt><smaller>I'm going to do a 'Home Automation' project that
controls light, temperature, yard watering ... Can anyone who has been
working on a similar project share your resources? Thank you very much.

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