New Toys!

This afternoon the X10 home automation gear I ordered yesterday from letsautomate.com arrived. Home automation is something I’ve been wanting to do for years and finally the day is here. So far I’ve got the CM12U computer interface which came in a kit with a lamp module and an appliance module plus three bayonet fitting ‘socket rockets’ and a Mini Controller.
Software wise I’ve installed the HEYU command line util and the BlueLava web based front end and I’m just about to make some nice scripts and set up some crontab schedules 🙂 Very cool indeed.
The plan is to add more modules and some wireless controllers over the next few months. There is no shortage of ideas out there.

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