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Help. LinuxMce compatible devices
« on: June 09, 2010, 12:01:48 pm »
Hello. Very much automate my home with LinuxMce. I  want to make the maximum possible functions (preferably all at the Z-Wave (EURO) devices) : media center, camera, lighting, climate control, access control, security, irrigation, touch panels ..... I'm not IT specialist and sorry for my bad English. For a long time searching on the wiki and the forum did not give accurate results. Please help what should be compatible wireless equipment - safety: sensor flooding, smoke sensor, glass break sensor, motion sensor, access control, climate: temperature sensor? Thank you in advance.
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Re: Help. LinuxMce compatible devices
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2010, 02:08:16 pm »
Feel free to look around on the wiki - http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Hardware and on this LinuxMCE shopping site - http://lmcecompatible.com/

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Re: Help. LinuxMce compatible devices
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2010, 04:29:00 pm »
You could also take a look at the user setups:

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Category:User_Setups

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Re: Help. LinuxMce compatible devices
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2010, 10:15:06 pm »
Thanks for your advice. These links I've looked but still can not find all the components (EURO) to be fully compatible with LinuxMce. With some of the features I hope is understandable, such as media, but the automation I have compatibility issues, such as: security: sensor flooding, smoke sensor, glass break sensor, motion sensor, access control, climate: temperature sensor? Maybe instead put Honeywell / Ademco Vista? But I Do not Know if it will combine it with Lmce? Honeywell-sensors will or not under the control of the control panels Lmce, and include them in different scenarios? Or maybe there are compatible devices, X-10 (EURO, with two-way communication (previously only wanted to Z-Wave))?
Glad I will any advice.
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Re: Help. LinuxMce compatible devices
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2010, 08:56:35 am »
When I good understand your issue, you have problem to get ready supported devices in Europe. This is true. I been facing the same problem.
But if you are will to learn, you can make your own driver for devices, it's not so hard.
I've made driver's for my home made devices (temperature sensor, opto input's, rele's etc.)

Now I go further. This week i become for testing wireless system from local supplier (http://www.enika.cz/cz/instalacni-elektronika/bezdratove-ovladani---system-bosys.html, it's in Czech language but you can throw it through GoogleTranslate). They have wireless transmitter/receiver for PC on USB/Serial port. and many receivers for lights, reles. Transmitter contac's, PIR sensors and so on. I want to make driver's for this devices.

On other words, you can use any device when make the driver.And trust me it's easy.





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Re: Help. LinuxMce compatible devices
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2010, 12:51:30 pm »
When I good understand your issue, you have problem to get ready supported devices in Europe. This is true. I been facing the same problem.
But if you are will to learn, you can make your own driver for devices, it's not so hard.
I've made driver's for my home made devices (temperature sensor, opto input's, rele's etc.)

Now I go further. This week i become for testing wireless system from local supplier (http://www.enika.cz/cz/instalacni-elektronika/bezdratove-ovladani---system-bosys.html, it's in Czech language but you can throw it through GoogleTranslate). They have wireless transmitter/receiver for PC on USB/Serial port. and many receivers for lights, reles. Transmitter contac's, PIR sensors and so on. I want to make driver's for this devices.

On other words, you can use any device when make the driver.And trust me it's easy.

Could you give more details about how you develop drivers for the new devices? Do you use GSD and Ruby or C++?
Michael Stepanov,
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Re: Help. LinuxMce compatible devices
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2010, 01:19:43 pm »
I'am a C programmer, therefore C++ is my preferred way. The starter point for me was answer from tschak909 in my post http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=7706.msg49568#msg49568. The basic code is prepared automatic.You just insert your code in prepared functions.
Ok you must know some basics about programming in C/C++.
Just try something simple at start to catch up the principles.


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Re: Help. LinuxMce compatible devices
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2010, 02:42:13 pm »
Thanks, mihajzm, for clarification. tschak909's post is very informative and good enough to start a simple device interface on C++. Sometime ago I developed an interface for custom lighting controller based on ICPDAS for Plutohome installation. But I used GSD and Ruby because I'm more familiar with interpretive programming languages.
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