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Pebble voice control

I bought a Pebble Time Steel a few weeks ago when the price dropped, and have just started looking at creating my own apps and watch faces for it. The CloudPebble site makes it very easy to develop apps for … Continue reading

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HouseControl: Media control

I have changed HouseControl to use a single MediaControl interface for all media devices. Previously I was using a MusicControl interface for Spotify and an InfraredControl interface for my TV, set top box and AV receiver. The single interface is … Continue reading

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HouseControl: how to control media devices?

I have a variety of “media devices” (in the widest sense) in my house. This includes 3 TVs, three set top boxes, an AV receiver, a DVD player, a Raspberry Pi running XBMC, a couple of game consoles and a … Continue reading

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Voice control now working!

I completed my projects to implement an English-like language to control my home automation devices, and to configure everything with an XML file, so the next step was voice control. This proved remarkably easy. I made a few modifications to … Continue reading

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Home automation configuration and language

I have now implemented an XML configuration file for ORControl. It describes the hierarchy of home automation objects and devices describing floor containing rooms and rooms containing windows, doors, radiators, sockets, lights, appliances, sensors etc, and windows having blinds, switches … Continue reading

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How should I control my home automation system?

Apps and web consoles I currently control my automated home devices and appliances by OpenRemote panels on my Android tablet, Android phone or via the OpenRemote web console. Wireless and infra-red remotes I can also use remote controls such as … Continue reading

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