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How's Insteon working?
« on: January 05, 2008, 01:38:56 pm »
Please let me know how the Insteon Ruby code is working for you.

If you have any bugs, please copy/paste the log..

I haven't head hide nor hair for 2 days...

Is anyone using it?

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Re: How's Insteon working?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2008, 01:56:00 pm »
Please let me know how the Insteon Ruby code is working for you.

If you have any bugs, please copy/paste the log..

I haven't head hide nor hair for 2 days...

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Dan... we'd love to test it but as we're located in the UK.

Maybe it would be worth putting a real simple step by step guide to adding it to your Core up on the Wiki. That would remove any barriers to even a casual tester giving it a try. We faced much the same problem when we first started to test z-wave by the way... but the 'fix' here was to just go buy some hardware and test it ourselves. After that we had no end of people testing it LOL!! If I could do that here in the UK I would...
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Re: How's Insteon working?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2008, 03:04:04 pm »
Good Point!

I'll try to get a wiki page online with the how-to..

Might as well put the code there too..

Thanks for the suggestion..

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Re: How's Insteon working?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2008, 04:40:23 am »
Wiki page is up.  It's under Tutorials.
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Re: How's Insteon working?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2008, 05:01:05 am »
Please let me know how the Insteon Ruby code is working for you.

If you have any bugs, please copy/paste the log..

I haven't head hide nor hair for 2 days...

Is anyone using it?

Dan


what do i need to buy? this? http://www.amazon.com/SmartHome-2414U-INSTEON-PowerLinc-Controller/dp/B000AMPL0C/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1199591902&sr=8-2

let me know because I would love to see how its working.
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Re: How's Insteon working?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2008, 05:42:13 am »
No, that is a PLC.

You want 2412S PLM (PowerLinc MODEM)

It's $10.00 cheaper.
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Re: How's Insteon working?
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2008, 09:15:26 am »
No, that is a PLC.

You want 2412S PLM (PowerLinc MODEM)

It's $10.00 cheaper.


gotcha. as soon as i find one (hopefully not online) i will give it a go. I have an all x10 setup, do i need to buy insteon modules too?
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Re: How's Insteon working?
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2008, 09:50:06 am »
No, you don't, but I would HIGHLY recommend at least ONE.. So you can see the difference..

The Spider routine will NOT work for X10 devices.  However, if you add all the devices manually, it should work OK.
(we can't PING an X10 device for it's device type)

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Re: How's Insteon working?
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2008, 10:16:11 am »
Wiki page is up.  It's under Tutorials.


Great... will check it out
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Re: How's Insteon working?
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2008, 10:27:07 am »
Wiki page is up.  It's under Tutorials.


That page I think demonstrates why many interested people may have not tried your driver yet. Before you posted that page I would doubt that anyone would have understood that procedure. Nice work!

I'd suggest adding some examples of how to test things out... just the steps needed.

Also you probably need to promote the exisitance of Insteon driver and the tutorial again... as people who might have not considered it before probably will now.

Great work :-)

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Re: How's Insteon working?
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2008, 10:39:24 am »
Thanks Andrew!

I'll try to add a bit more to the page.. regarding testing, troubleshooting, etc.

I'm not the best at wiki entries, and I'm not sure what you mean by 'promoting' it...

Would it be possible to help me with that?

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Re: How's Insteon working?
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2008, 11:02:36 am »
Thanks Andrew!

I'll try to add a bit more to the page.. regarding testing, troubleshooting, etc.

I'm not the best at wiki entries, and I'm not sure what you mean by 'promoting' it...

Would it be possible to help me with that?


Well what I meant by 'promoting' your driver and the tutorial was just drawing peoples attention to it in a more obvious way. Start a new thread and post an announcement and url to the tutorial so that people take another look at testing the driver. Its always going to be harder for people to test new capabilities when they have to invest in the hardware before they can do so... but with the tutuorial i think more people will be willing to do that now ;-)
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Re: How's Insteon working?
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2008, 11:33:23 am »
Ahh, Gotcha!

I just updated the tutorial.. added another page of info..

Geeze, I really added a lot of functionality to this driver, I;m trying to remember some of it! lol

Take a look at the new page at http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Running_the_Insteon_PLM_Driver_for_the_First_Time

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Re: How's Insteon working?
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2008, 11:53:24 am »
Ahh, Gotcha!

I just updated the tutorial.. added another page of info..

Geeze, I really added a lot of functionality to this driver, I;m trying to remember some of it! lol

Take a look at the new page at http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Running_the_Insteon_PLM_Driver_for_the_First_Time



Your on roll now... thats a very useful and well written page. :-)
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Re: How's Insteon working?
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2008, 11:57:21 am »
I'm sure there's more... It's hard to remember what I did...
This was my first attempt at Ruby programming, and at over 2000 lines of code, I think I did pretty good.
I'm taking a different approach to the PLCBUS interface.. a bit more coding at the beginning, but in the long run, I think it will help tremendously.. (much more OO design)

and to think that ENGLISH was my worst subject in school...
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