Author Topic: Home automation and Stamps  (Read 992 times)

nlb

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Home automation and Stamps
« on: January 28, 2008, 11:53:24 am »
Hi,
I am currently trying to test run MCE and looking into developing my own home automation hardware.  I am not sure which hardware to go with (z wave, x10, plc bus) since I live in europe (belgium).  I therefore decided to go my own way and try programming my own bs2 microcontroller stamps.  However does anyone know how I can get my microcontrollers to communicate with MCE and on which protocol?

More concretly, Im looking to create my own microcontrollers (light control, alarm system, etc...) using stamps and communicate to it via linux MCE using PLCBus if possible.  Any hints?

Thanks

NLB
« Last Edit: January 28, 2008, 03:29:40 pm by nlb »

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Re: Home automation and Stamps
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2008, 03:55:15 pm »
wow, thats a pretty high set goal to achieve ;)

Maybe you should ask Shanghai Super Smart for some samples of their PLCBUS chips:
http://www.plcbus.com/PLCBUS-332569.html

Features:
◇ PLCBUS RX only
◇ RX full PLCBUS protocol(for ASCII)
◇ RX RISC PLCBUS protocol(for control signal)
◇ I2C interface
◇ relay driver
◇ triac driver
◇ two LED driver
◇ 256 EEPROM

Best regards,
Hari
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Re: Home automation and Stamps
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2008, 03:58:11 pm »
http://www.smarthomecn.com/forum/down/PLC.ppt

that should give you further information.

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Hari
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Re: Home automation and Stamps
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008, 08:33:32 pm »
nlb,

If you are creating your own hardware, it might be worth while looking at a more capable protocol.
PLCBus works, and works well.. but it doesn't handle threaded commands.  ie throwing 5 commands out and waiting for their responses... you have to send ONE command out, and wait for it's response.

I know Insteon is coming to europe...Maybe that is worth looking into.

HTH,

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