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New to HA. Cheap tempreature sensor to control X10 plug
« on: August 20, 2011, 01:05:37 pm »
Hi,

I am new to HA, and just looking to create my first LinuxMCE system.

I want to be able to detect room temperature (there are some cheap USB temp sensors/loggers for windows) and then use this to switch on/off a X10 plug, depending on occupancy (to be sensed by the presence of a Bluetooth)

Can this be achieved with LinuxMCE

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Re: New to HA. Cheap tempreature sensor to control X10 plug
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2011, 01:31:29 pm »
Hi,

I am new to HA, and just looking to create my first LinuxMCE system.

I want to be able to detect room temperature (there are some cheap USB temp sensors/loggers for windows) and then use this to switch on/off a X10 plug, depending on occupancy (to be sensed by the presence of a Bluetooth)

Can this be achieved with LinuxMCE

This kind of functionality can definitely be built around LinuxMCE... its what it was designed to do. Whether the right X10 devices exist I am not sure as we dont use any X10 in our systems. But I am sure someone here in the community will chip in with some info.

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Re: New to HA. Cheap tempreature sensor to control X10 plug
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2011, 04:32:26 pm »
I have a USB Thermometer, that shows temp on a windows pc. but I am not sure if this can work in Linux.

Control doesnt need to be X10. Just some device to switch on off a 230v module (or power plug)


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Re: New to HA. Cheap tempreature sensor to control X10 plug
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011, 08:39:47 pm »
I have a USB Thermometer, that shows temp on a windows pc. but I am not sure if this can work in Linux.

Control doesnt need to be X10. Just some device to switch on off a 230v module (or power plug)



Well if the usb Temp sensor works then you could use a ZWave module to switch the 230v load on/off

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Re: New to HA. Cheap tempreature sensor to control X10 plug
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2011, 05:34:36 am »
Check out some of the forum post for 1-Wire.  The controller is about $28 then the sensors themselves are $3-5 each depending on how many you buy.

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Re: New to HA. Cheap tempreature sensor to control X10 plug
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2011, 01:24:21 pm »
Check out some of the forum post for 1-Wire.  The controller is about $28 then the sensors themselves are $3-5 each depending on how many you buy.

Well if the OP is looking to integrate 1-wire into LinuxMCE then go for it as i think that would be a great contribution. However if the OP wants to just get something working then you could do it all with ZWave devices (or KNX for that matter... more costly though) and a few scenarios.

It just depends what the OP is looking for really.

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Re: New to HA. Cheap tempreature sensor to control X10 plug
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2011, 07:38:15 pm »
totallymaxed,

we have 1-Wire support in LinuxMCE.

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Re: New to HA. Cheap tempreature sensor to control X10 plug
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2011, 02:15:17 pm »
totallymaxed,

we have 1-Wire support in LinuxMCE.

I didn't think it was fully implemented yet?

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Re: New to HA. Cheap tempreature sensor to control X10 plug
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2011, 02:22:23 pm »
Define "fully implemented" ;)

Let's see: It is installable, it supports sensors. To me, it is functional for what the user wants.

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Re: New to HA. Cheap tempreature sensor to control X10 plug
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2011, 02:27:18 pm »
Define "fully implemented" ;)

Let's see: It is installable, it supports sensors. To me, it is functional for what the user wants.

Thats sounds complete to me.. ;-)

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Re: New to HA. Cheap tempreature sensor to control X10 plug
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2011, 09:18:30 pm »
I hope to do some documentation of 1-wire stuff.  Currently I have yet to get my core and media directors rack working properly.  I am showing patience, but what I setup (knx, 1-wire, DVB-S2, and asterisk) is what I intend to document as comprehensively as possible.