[clug] X10 Home Automation + Linux

Paul Warren u3292467 at anu.edu.au
Fri Sep 2 08:59:17 GMT 2005

Matt Smith wrote:
>>I've had some experience with the x10 modules you can get from Dick Smith.
>> Basically, they suck.  We wrote some python code to talk to the x10
>>modules, and we had reliability issues from all the modules. eg. the lamp
>>module would turn on once out of three times, and then wouldn't turn off
>>until after midday ;)
>>Even the 'heyu' program had the same issues as our python modules.
>>Just my experience, Others have had better experiences :)
> Paul,
> Would you put this down to the X10 protocol, dodgey house wiring (noise on
> the line), or dodgey units from DSE, or some magical combination that is
> left to the imagination?
> Cheers,
> Matt

We never figured out what the problem was, so I'll leave as "Some 
magical combination".  We ended up not needing the functionality anyway, 
and killed the project.  We were trying to control things for the Access 
Grid (http://agcentral.org) room in the Leonard Huxley building at ANU.

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