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Forum: Home Automation   09-15-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,644
Posted By newlinux
Well - a mini update. I finished up my iRule full...

Well - a mini update. I finished up my iRule full first interface for my Nexus 5 phone. Worked okay, but didn't get to fully test it out before I lost my phone while I was out Kayaking (long story)....
Forum: Home Automation   09-08-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By newlinux
I'm using Vera, and I have had good success with...

I'm using Vera, and I have had good success with it. I have around 40 or so z-wave devices. I have just started with iRule and have integrated it a little with Vera (using http calls, not the ViRule...
Forum: Home Automation   09-02-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By newlinux
The code I've written has been pretty minimal,...

The code I've written has been pretty minimal, and mostly based on readily available examples. There are probably non code ways of accomplishing what I did use code for.
Forum: Home Automation   08-25-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By newlinux
Will you be doing this yourself or do you plan to...

Will you be doing this yourself or do you plan to have someone install/setup for you? There are so many ways to go through this (even if you narrow it down to yourself or someone else doing the...
Forum: Home Automation   08-25-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By newlinux
In a previous house I lived in I installed a...

In a previous house I lived in I installed a motion sensor like this (http://www.amazon.com/Westek-OMLC3BC-Outdoor-Activated-Control/dp/B002IXFDUY/ref=pd_cp_hi_1) into the fixture. But this will only...
Forum: Home Automation   08-24-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,644
Posted By newlinux
If you are just doing one room, vera is probably...

If you are just doing one room, vera is probably overkill. In your situation (just doing one theater room) I might go with the philips and harmony solution, or get an IR controllable light...
Forum: Home Automation   08-21-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,644
Posted By newlinux
If you are interested in anything I've described...

If you are interested in anything I've described in the thread let me know. I can dig up the model numbers and all...
Forum: Home Automation   08-21-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,644
Posted By newlinux
I just finished my evaluation of iRule after a...

I just finished my evaluation of iRule after a lot of learning and trial and error I was able to setup up crude phone screens that can control everything in my home theater room (MythTV, XBMC, My...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   08-19-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By newlinux
Thanks for sharing. I may want to look into this...

Thanks for sharing. I may want to look into this when I ever get around to rebuilding everything. I've played with Nagios a bit, but mostly I rely on a combination of my own scripts and munin for...
Forum: Home Automation   08-17-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,644
Posted By newlinux
I did have a lists of all my home theater...

I did have a lists of all my home theater equipment and my home automation equipment on AVSforum. When they upgraded the forum software both were lost and I never received any reply from support on...
Forum: Home Automation   08-11-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,644
Posted By newlinux
Thanks for the offer. I bought an IP/IR global...

Thanks for the offer. I bought an IP/IR global cache just started up the 30 day trial with irule. I have just gotten started, only have a couple hours each weekend. Bit of a learning curve. I won't...
Forum: Home Automation   08-01-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,644
Posted By newlinux
Another update. I added an evolve z-wave dimmer...

Another update. I added an evolve z-wave dimmer to my home theater room that controls dimming LED bulbs. I also added 4 more micro switches so now most the of the lights in my house can be...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   07-30-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,825
Posted By newlinux
This pretty much describes my situation. I have...

This pretty much describes my situation. I have passable documentation and backups of config files for my servers, but rebuilding them all is a week long project at best. Probably a couple of days...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   07-15-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,825
Posted By newlinux
Unfortunately it will only work with "copy free"...

Unfortunately it will only work with "copy free" channels in Linux... YMMV.
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   07-01-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,825
Posted By newlinux
I've noticed the reduced activity, and I'm also...

I've noticed the reduced activity, and I'm also nowhere near as active in these forums as I used to be, or in the ubuntu forums where I used to be really active. I try to help now and again but I...
Forum: Home Automation   06-28-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By newlinux
I believe I can do this with my 2 and 3 year old...

I believe I can do this with my 2 and 3 year old denon receivers (2312 and 1713). I can definitely turn them on/off, change sources, control volume with the app. And I believe I can browse Internet...
Forum: Home Automation   06-27-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,644
Posted By newlinux
Just another update. Had a couple of...

Just another update.

Had a couple of instability problems with my veralite. From time to time the engine that runs the automation (Lua) crashed. Eventually the unit would reboot itself and all was...
Forum: Home Automation   06-18-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,644
Posted By newlinux
There are a lot of vera videos (and SmartThings)...

There are a lot of vera videos (and SmartThings) already on youtube. I gave my reasons for not going with SmartThings in my first post. I've got nothing against, in fact if it weren't for mobile...
Forum: Home Automation   06-13-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,644
Posted By newlinux
I've gotten most of mine off ebay from lorenzhd -...

I've gotten most of mine off ebay from lorenzhd - making him an offer. Amazon has competitive prices too.
Forum: Home Automation   06-13-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,644
Posted By newlinux
Just a brief update. I added a few more z-wave...

Just a brief update. I added a few more z-wave micro controller/energy monitors for light switches and I changed out my front door deadbolt with a second Yale deadbolt. That one is a bit farther away...
Forum: Home Automation   05-29-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,644
Posted By newlinux
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by fyyzer http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1520807/advice-on-starting-with-home-automation/0_100#post_24770923)

That helps to put...
Forum: Home Automation   05-24-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,214
Posted By newlinux
Do you want to go the DIY route or do you plan...

Do you want to go the DIY route or do you plan on having an installer configure your system? What types of things do you want to control. I know you said everything, but examples would be good.
Forum: Home Automation   05-23-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,339
Posted By newlinux
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jautor http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1507858/smart-sprinkler-controller/0_100#post_24751540)

But neither of those appear to...
Forum: Home Automation   05-23-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,736
Posted By newlinux
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Waterboy77 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1532667/ha-brain-overload-my-wife-is-tired-of-me-talking-about-it/0_100#post_24751595)...
Forum: Home Automation   05-23-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,339
Posted By newlinux
I use etherrain. It has software you can install...

I use etherrain. It has software you can install on your pc to control it and/or you can use the free cloud service to control it. Additionally I belive vera has a plug-in. I believe the api is...
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