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Where do you get the 12 v pwm's from? How much do they cost approximately?

If it is too much work for you to properly quote your replies, it is too much work for me to answer them.

I've corrected it now. I'm sorry if you took it as lack of effort due to low interest, it wasn't my meaning. I really appreciate the help I get. Else I wouldn't be here taking time to write this.  :(

Because one is wasting energy and other resources using a gazillion little transformers. At least I do not know of any LED that works at 230V without a transformer.

What do you suggest to use instead if one want a downlight application that is dimmable and energy-saving?
Can LED PWM-drivers be worse than 20-30W halogen-bulbs?

I use them to turn on/off lights in hallways (and soon guest toilet). I am also using them in a dual purpose room, which is both hallway and play room for the kids. Unfortunately, even PIRs are not detecting non-movable people. I planned on using them in other rooms as well, but won't due to them only working when motion is detected, and not presence.
Some manufacturers suggest that their PIR's will act on a person typing on a computer. I haven't seen it myself, but you mean
that is hard if not impossible to find?

Re Mixing of technology and SWMBOs: I made sure that all regular function work without a computer. Everything else is asking for trouble, imho.

The MDT stuff should work. Get one, with return guarantee, and test it. I personally don't like 230V LED stuff.
How come you don't like 230v LED stuff?

Same here. I have MDT and like them. You can control several blinds with one output, but you need a relais in between. In the end, I decided to control every blind individually, but group them with LinuxMCE. However, I would not try to control a motorized projector screen with a blind actuator, as the blind actuator is not exact enough.

I have KNX PIRs as you are able to get more than motion, but also light intensity setup automatically. Apart from that, if you really want 1/0 only, binary inputs are neat. Some binary inputs only have problems with accepting higher frequency inputs. So if you have stuff that changes rapidly, and you want to count that, make sure your binary input supports it.
How do you use your PIR's? For motion detection to light up all different kinds of rooms. Or just toilets, attic, closets?
Do you believe fully automated motion detected lighting control when entering and leaving a room is something worth trying. I've been advised not to use it that way before. Only for closets and toilets and use push-buttons for other spaces.

Apart from that, one word of advise, IF you have a significant other: Make sure your install works without LinuxMCE. It is okay, that timed events don't fire without LinuxMCE, but not being able to turn lights on/off, or opening/closing blinds without LinuxMCE running, is a recipe for trouble in the relationship.
Good advise! Thank you! Does that apply for network running automation too? Telldus have their Tellstick NET that runs directly from the network without need of server. Would you consider that too much of a functionality risk too?

Users / Solution for automation of bedroom
« on: April 02, 2012, 01:10:50 pm »
I will build with knx in my house, however, I see that there might be cases where knx is too overkill. I will try to solve everything that is highly automated with knx and find other more simple solutions for those other cases. Take the bedroom for example:

I don't need it to interact with anything else than the user in the bedroom.
What I want to achieve is:

- Wake up - Done by remote, Android device or pushbutton - All lights turn on (window-light only if it's dark outside still)
- Alarm clock and light - set the evening before through Android device - Some of the lights in the room is dimmed up during a long time. Sound is played through the
ceiling speakers.
- Go to bed, wait for good-night signal - Done by remote, Android device or pushbutton - pleated blind goes down, ceiling-lights dim out - only window-light and bed-light is on)
- Good-night - Done by remote, Android device or pushbutton - All lights get switched off, if pleated blind isn't already down, get it down.

I thought I had most of it figured out in a quite cheap way.

- Use a Green-I 2-button switch (I think it's controllable by IR-too)
- Connect ceiling lights to one button, bed-light (maybe desk-light too) to the other button.
- Connect a knx-cb before the Green-I
- Let the evening light be connected to same knx-cb as Green-I. In every room there should be a light-sensor connected before the evening-light too. This doesn't have to be knx.
- For automated dimming control of the lights connected to the Green-I there must also be some kind of IR-blaster.

I've find an IR-blaster, but it's very expensive.
The Green-I doesn't go with 230v dimmable LED-lights. I will build up my home with those.

Possible future solutions:
To use the Nexa LED dimmer that comes later this year. The downside to that is that I need a big space in the flush to fit two devices there.
Then I can control it with the Tellstick net from Telldus. With the nexa I also need a push-button-switch.

The worst part is that the Green I comes really cheap on
So I would want to use that everywhere I can in the house  8)

Anyone have some nice input for me?


I got good feedback on the push-buttons for knx in an earlier post. Now I'm about to build the house and look other things that are tried and at a lower price.

What I look for is:

knx-universal-dimmer able to control 230v Dimmable LED-lights (or other inexpensive solution). I've come cross a, hopefully, relatively cheap and hopefully high quality seller of LED-products (downlights, gardenlights, downlights with GU10 fitting) all dimmable and at 230v.

Blind actuator to control motorized projector screen and pleated blinds. Is it possible to control several blinds with same output?

Binary inputs to be able to connect movement sensors, light sensors and leakage sensors I guess still the cheapest way to control these things is to buy non-knx and connect to binary input, right?


Users / Re: Cheap knx push buttons?
« on: April 02, 2012, 08:32:18 am »
MDT has 8-fold sensors for 80EUR (as a special it seems)
or the for 60EUR

Hi Posde,

It was a long time since I was logged in. I'm about to build the house now, starting today actually.
A question about the MDT push-buttons you mention above. Do they include the bus-coupler part?

Feature requests & roadmap / Android or Iphone media browsing in LinuxMCE
« on: January 15, 2012, 10:17:30 am »

I've been looking for LinuxMCE videobrowsing functionality in the forums, but haven't found any.
What I have found is the weborbiter and the touchorbiters that works as remote control in cool ways,
but what I've been looking for exactly is browsing ON the remote itself with playback on the TV or projector.


Users / Re: Making two gamepads connected to hybrid through one USB work
« on: September 04, 2011, 08:04:24 am »
Or has maybe someone written code for linuxMCE for another USB-controller that I can modify/learn from to be able to add my usb gampads myself?

Will appreciate any help :)


Users / Making two gamepads connected to hybrid through one USB work
« on: September 01, 2011, 11:04:28 pm »

Anyone know how I can get these to work? In KDE desktop I can calibrate them without problem, but when starting a NES game in the LinuxMCE game player I can only start the game by pressing left and right and then I can't use them for anything else..


Users / Re: Is it possible to play Amiga ROMS in Linuxmce?
« on: August 31, 2011, 01:25:22 pm »
After taking a look at the source code i realize I will need a lot more cpp competence to do this. But I will try to have it as a future project.
I've always wanted to learn cpp, and this might be a reason to :)


Users / Re: Is it possible to play Amiga ROMS in Linuxmce?
« on: August 30, 2011, 08:24:24 am »
Thanks Thom!

I will try to look into it. However, I'm not so familiar with Linux yet, but trying to become. :)

One problem could be the Kickstart ROM's - As far as I know the Kickstart ROM's are only legal to download if you already own one of your own - is that something you can confirm?

But if we leave that for the user to install there won't be any problem I suppose.


Users / Re: Is it possible to play Amiga ROMS in Linuxmce?
« on: August 28, 2011, 04:39:37 pm »
I think you have to provide your own roms.

Thank you for the answer.

Ok, but is there a built in Amiga emulator? that works in LinuxMCE?

Users / Re: Is it possible to play Amiga ROMS in Linuxmce?
« on: August 28, 2011, 03:59:15 pm »
Maybe through the E-UAE emulator?

Users / Is it possible to play Amiga ROMS in Linuxmce?
« on: August 28, 2011, 03:40:08 pm »

I'm new to all this, I really like the idea of playing old games through LinuxMCE - Have been playing the old NES games for a while now ;). Now I'm in the mood of playing Amiga games, but in the game dir I can't find Amiga. Isn't it possible to play Amiga ROMS then, or can I make it possible in some way?


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