Tag Archives: LightwaveRF

Alexa

I got an Amazon Echo the day it came out in the UK, and replaced the Raspberry Pi version in my kitchen with it. I also have an Amazon Dot on order for when in comes out in the UK … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Your first house.xml configuration file

This is the first of a series of tutorials on how to use HouseControl. This tutorial creates a simple XML file, house.xml, to describe your home configuration. It assumes that you are using LightwaveRF and have your transceiver running, and … Continue reading

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Preparing for use of HouseControl

This post is aimed at people who are planning to use my open source HouseControl Java server. If you plan to use it with LightwaveRF devices, you should first be successfully using my LightwaveRF Arduino library. This requires an Arduino … Continue reading

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HouseControl plugin architecture

I have now restructured by HouseControl (previously known as ORControl) Java software. It now has a plugin architecture. This means that all control of devices and other features is implemented by a plugin. Each plugin has a defined interface and … Continue reading

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ORControl restructuring

I am currently restructuring ORControl to make it more modular. It seems to have morphed into a configurable socket server that can control a large range of home automation devices. It controls the devices either directly over IP or via … Continue reading

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Turning ORControl into a product

I have been tidying up and refactoring the code for ORControl. I will put it in Github soon. I am considering turning it into a open source product that others can use. What sort of product would it be and … Continue reading

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More LightwaveRF devices

I have added a few more LightwaveRF devices to me home automation system. I now have: A double dimmer switch in the living room and the master bedroom Three pluggable sockets A double wall socket Two window/door switches A remote … Continue reading

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