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post #8371 of 9744
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Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

RS-232 feedback works fine in iRule with the Oppo Blu-ray players, but first you have to enable it by sending a special command (#SVM 3\x0d). By default the player doesn't send any useful feedback, and you can't configure this through the menu.

So there is no option for IP for Oppo and iRule? I don't see it in the device list, just RS232 and IR
post #8372 of 9744
AFAIK Oppo hasn't finalized their IP protocol yet. I've been anxiously awaiting it also.
post #8373 of 9744
I got the IP2IR yesterday and installed it. For my testing purpose I am using the blaster. I am able to control my BD player (through IP), CD player (through Blaster) and TWC Cable Box (through Blaster).

However, I am unable to connect to Harman Kardon AVR7200.
In the iBuilder, I used Harman Kardon Receiver/Preamp HK Series All Models as my device. On the iPhone app, I use connect to them through IR Blaster. I also tried IR emitter and moved them all over to find an eye contact , still does not work.

Anyone here using HK receiver and share how you used it with iRule?

Also I have a HDMI switch with remote - is there a way to program that? I am sure it will not pop up in the device list.


UPDATE: Nevermind! I had to choose "Harman Kardon Receiver/Preamp Main Zone All Models"


Yea.. more playing to do.

Btw, if anyone knows how to get my HDMI switch controlled (though a minor issue for now), I would greatly appreciate.

Thanks
Edited by kumar2k - 5/8/13 at 2:24pm
post #8374 of 9744
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Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

Can you tell us exactly what you tried so far to get it working? The problem is the format is complicated, because lots of different information is returned at once. Displaying the text string should not be difficult, but I don't think you'll be able to decode all the flags.
The only thing I've tried is to create a new feedback and then put the following into the "starts with" field: "\xFE*\x31\xA5\x20". Then I created a new numeric code I called "Volume". After this I have no idea how to move on... I'm happy if I can get the volume feedback, but input and surround mode would also be very nice!
post #8375 of 9744
I know a lot of people are starting to use Android tablets with iRule. I've really enjoyed the experience on my 7" original Kindle Fire. I got my kids some ultra cheap knock-off level tablets at Big Lots for Christmas. They didn't even come with the play store so I had to do some real digging to root it and get the google market place on there and working. They have lower resolution than the Fire and I didn't want to create a new handset in irule to run on them.

Recently my original ipod touch died. We have a newer Touch that is the main remote for our living room but I liked to have a backup and a remote to use in the family room and kitchen if the living room was in use. My Fire pretty much stays in the basement theater. So i was on the lookout for a new tablet. i didn't want to break the bank and I couldn't bring myself to upgrade by going with the new Fire HD or other higher res model.

Newegg ran a shell shocker deal on this:

Avatar Sirius S701-R2A-1 Tablet ARM Cortex-A9 1.0GHz Single Core 7" 1GB DDR3 Memory 4GB NAND Flash Mali-400, with 3D accelerator

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834686007

The best thing is that is shares the same 1024x600 resolution as my Kindle so the same handset works on it just fine. The deal at $69 was too good to pass up.

The screen is the biggest issue. It has pretty terrible off access viewing, but with a remote you're looking directly at it. Not good for sharing videos with a group though. The touch interface is very snappy, I played with it while watching a recorded basketball game last night and did a lot of fast forwarding using my swipe commands and it felt identical to the Kindle in that respect.

This thing isn't state of the art by any stretch, but with an iRule license, an Itach and this tablet a new user could be up and running for a little over $200. For me, it seamlessly dropped in to my system and works like a charm.
post #8376 of 9744
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Originally Posted by vikingpower View Post

The only thing I've tried is to create a new feedback and then put the following into the "starts with" field: "\xFE*\x31\xA5\x20". Then I created a new numeric code I called "Volume". After this I have no idea how to move on... I'm happy if I can get the volume feedback, but input and surround mode would also be very nice!

Did you read the tutorials on the iRule website: http://support.iruleathome.com/customer/portal/articles/471847-tutorial-feedback-pro-license-

Also a good place for iRule help these days is: https://getsatisfaction.com/irule

All I can tell from the info you gave is that you should not have the * in the "starts with" field, but that alone won't get it working.

To extract specific items like volume from the 42 character text string, you have to know exactly what the text string is for different types of feedback (the document doesn't describe it, except to say that it represents the text message displayed on the two lines of the front panel display).

You could start by simply displaying the entire 42 character string (make sure you put the feedback item in a large field, and enable scrolling, otherwise nothing might be displayed). Then make a note of exactly how the text looks for volume feedback, so you can then create a new feedback item specifically to extract the volume.

I don't think you'll be able to do anything with the data flags that are returned.
post #8377 of 9744
I am trying to implement keyboard functionality to the iphone 5. I do see a iPhone 5 keyboard layout in irules image library, but not able to find proper blank icons. I tried to create some, and they dont sit well on the layout.. its a nightmare.
I have already done this on my iPad, using the Keyboard layout image as a static background, and adding transparent icons and assigning EventGhost alphanumerical commands.

Anyone has these blank icons for iphone 5 keyboard layouts?
post #8378 of 9744
Any discreet codes for Comcast cable box? The on/off function is really what I am looking for. Sometimes they just don't get processed correctly and then everything down the line gets corrupted.
post #8379 of 9744
I don't think so. If you find one, post back. A lot of us would be interested.
post #8380 of 9744
I while back I tried to get my Itach Wifi to IR to work with my older Barco 808s CRT projector. I couldn't get that to work so...
I bought a used GC-100-12 and now I'm trying to get the RS-232 serial codes to work.
I can talk to the GC-100. I have set up the serial port baud rate to match the Barco.
But, I don't know what the strings would look to send to the Barco. Searches on Irule and Gobal Cache are not helping.
The codes are available here:

http://www.curtpalme.com/docs/RuncoDTV992_User.pdf
See Appendix 1

Can anyone tell me what format I should put these codes into a network command in Irule? Or maybe it should go in the Pronto Hex command?

Thanks,
Bill
post #8381 of 9744
Hi FSE,

Looking at the Barco manual, they give you a nice table of commands, so it's just syntax. Create the commands under the Network heading of a new "Barco 808" device.

The manual says, this command is POWER ON:
$02 $00 $00 $51 $0A $00 $00 $01 $5C

In iRule, a '\x' denotes a hex byte, so that command would look like this:
\x02\x00\x00\x51\x0A\x00\x00\x01\x5C

No spaces, no tabs; nothing but a backslash-x, followed by a byte. With the Barco, there should always be nine (9) bytes.

Serial can be a challenge because there are several things that must all be exactly right, or control won't function. If one thing is incorrect, you can change the others as much as you want, and it won't matter. Worse, you can chase your tail where everything but one thing is right, and in trying o diagnose, break one of the correct things while you fix the correct thing, and it still won't work. There are three things that can be wrong on the iRule/gateway side of things. Throw a device in there that may not be configured to accept commands, and it can be a real pain.

I know you already said you checked baud rate, but I'm going to put in the list of things to check/try.

1. Baud rate on GC-100/iTach matches projector
2. Cable not correct; if null, try straight, or if straight, try null.
3. Make sure device (like your projector) is configured to accept/respond to commands via the serial port.
4. Double-check command protocol. If you think you have #1 and #2 correct, use a tool like GC's iTest to take iRule out of the equation.

That's it. Double-check those things, and you should be able to get it going.

SC
post #8382 of 9744
Thanks,
I did try exactly that and it didn't work but, now I know it should work. So I will check everything in the setup again.
Bill
post #8383 of 9744
Anyone having issues with multiple handsets? I'm having a hard time getting both handsets to connect to my iTach (IP/gateway). It seems to work on one or the other, but not if I try to get on both in the same viewing session, or even within hours of using the other one.



The denon AVR has some intermittent connection issues as well, but I don't think that's related. That gives a yellow symbol (some gateways not connected) vs. now that I'm getting a red symbol (no gateways connected.) All IPs are fixed.
post #8384 of 9744
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Originally Posted by CentralCoaster View Post

The denon AVR has some intermittent connection issues as well, but I don't think that's related. That gives a yellow symbol (some gateways not connected) vs. now that I'm getting a red symbol (no gateways connected.) All IPs are fixed.

I've been experiencing a number of connectivity issues that seemed to correspond to my Android tablet being updated to 4.2. Can't speak to the multiple handset issue, but I do think there may be something in the updated OS that isn't playing nice. Both of my Itachs recently began intermittently disconnecting/(sometimes) reconnecting. Network is rock solid so I have no doubt it's the app. My help requests unfortunately went unanswered by their customer support. I think their next major update is in beta so I'm hoping that will solve it.

This is not much help, I know, but I can confirm you aren't the only one that's had issues pop up lately.
post #8385 of 9744
hello

i have epson projector connected via rs232, and i need help with the feedback formula, i want to see the feedback of the contrast, it is 1-255, but i want to display it like in the projector menu -24 to 24 125=0, but i have no idea what to do with the formula, so please help

also few more thinks

wanted to know if i can send info from eventghost to irule, i know how to send from irule to eventghost with the broadcast plugin, i tried to do it with network sender but it wont work

i saw pepole that did sliders in there remotes, how can i make a slider (i know its "fake" slider)

and last thing, can i connect something like this

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RS232-RS485-to-TCP-IP-ARP-UDP-Ethernet-Serial-Device-Server-Reliable-Performance-/110966090543?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19d6182b2f

instead of the global cache?

Thanks!
Edited by ntk1 - 5/17/13 at 8:13am
post #8386 of 9744
Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!smile.gif

I got the serial codes to work with my Barco 808s. It's like hitting yourself in the head with a hammer; it feels so good when you can stop.

Many thanks to Ecrabb, and Wolfman (on Curt's forum). GC and Irule tried to help with the IR solution so they get a nod.

Bill
post #8387 of 9744
Anyone try the Liftmaster 2.0 myQ with iRule? remote garage control via iphone/android.

http://www.amazon.com/LiftMaster-888LM-Security-Upgrades-Previous/dp/B00B8BFG0O/ref=pd_bxgy_hpc_img_y

It tells you if it's open or closed and if open how long it was open for. you can of course remotely open/close.

Ideally though I'd want this in iRUle as to not launch a separate app. anyone try it yet?

I'll probably also hook up an IP Camera or dropcam so I can see it before closing.
post #8388 of 9744
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Originally Posted by gadgetfreaky View Post

Anyone try the Liftmaster 2.0 myQ with iRule? remote garage control via iphone/android.

http://www.amazon.com/LiftMaster-888LM-Security-Upgrades-Previous/dp/B00B8BFG0O/ref=pd_bxgy_hpc_img_y

It tells you if it's open or closed and if open how long it was open for. you can of course remotely open/close.

Ideally though I'd want this in iRUle as to not launch a separate app. anyone try it yet?

I'll probably also hook up an IP Camera or dropcam so I can see it before closing.

Interesting. I didn't know there was an IP module for garage doors. I was thinking of doing a custom controller with a raspberry pi. Is this thing WiFi capable? I didn't read all the specs.
post #8389 of 9744
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Originally Posted by isisyodin View Post

Interesting. I didn't know there was an IP module for garage doors. I was thinking of doing a custom controller with a raspberry pi. Is this thing WiFi capable? I didn't read all the specs.


yes, that unit ties to this unit which is the wireless gateway.
http://www.amazon.com/Liftmaster-828LM-Garage-Internet-Gateway/dp/B005FT4N2M/ref=pd_bxgy_hi_img_y

I saw a few other solutions in this thread for the garage but it included what seemed like a tougher install ?
post #8390 of 9744
Quote:
Originally Posted by isisyodin View Post

Interesting. I didn't know there was an IP module for garage doors. I was thinking of doing a custom controller with a raspberry pi. Is this thing WiFi capable? I didn't read all the specs.


yes, that unit ties to this unit which is the wireless gateway.
http://www.amazon.com/Liftmaster-828LM-Garage-Internet-Gateway/dp/B005FT4N2M/ref=pd_bxgy_hi_img_y

I saw a few other solutions in this thread for the garage but it included what seemed like a tougher install ?
post #8391 of 9744
That liftmaster device looks nice. Unless the IP commands are published you might have some difficulty using it within irule without launching a separate app.

As an aside, I use the gc-100 contact closures and a cat6 cable to control my doors with irule. Wired two wires to the button on the wall and then back to my rack to the gc-100. Added commands CLOSE delay OPEN in irule.

This triggers the door to open and close and works like a charm. Unfortunately I am unable to check state. As mentioned above I am thinking of adding an IP camera for this.

Benefit is that it was no out of pocket cost as I had everything I needed on hand.
post #8392 of 9744
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Originally Posted by SeldomSeen31 View Post

That liftmaster device looks nice. Unless the IP commands are published you might have some difficulty using it within irule without launching a separate app.

As an aside, I use the gc-100 contact closures and a cat6 cable to control my doors with irule. Wired two wires to the button on the wall and then back to my rack to the gc-100. Added commands CLOSE delay OPEN in irule.

This triggers the door to open and close and works like a charm. Unfortunately I am unable to check state. As mentioned above I am thinking of adding an IP camera for this.

Benefit is that it was no out of pocket cost as I had everything I needed on hand.

Do you use a cat6 i addition to 2 wires? or are you using 2 wires from the cat6 for the contact closure? i'm in the middle of pre-wiring so I can run a cat6 to the garage. I guess I should run it next to the garage opener?

I was just going to mount a dropcam in the corner to see if the garage was open or not.
post #8393 of 9744
anyone know if the liftmasterq & irule would work?
post #8394 of 9744
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Originally Posted by gadgetfreaky View Post

Do you use a cat6 i addition to 2 wires? or are you using 2 wires from the cat6 for the contact closure? i'm in the middle of pre-wiring so I can run a cat6 to the garage. I guess I should run it next to the garage opener?

I was just going to mount a dropcam in the corner to see if the garage was open or not.

I just used 2 wires from the cat6 cable. I have 2 doors, so for door 1 I used orange and orange/white and for door 2 used green and green/white. Stripped them, connected them in tandem on the garage door button mounted on the wall with the existing wires that go to the door opener motor and then back to the gc-100 contact closure.

The gc-100 contract closure relay commands are already in the builder, after that is was a simple drag and drop of the commands in to the GUI. Now when I go on walks with the kids I only need my phone which I take with me anyway. I was looking in to adding one of those exterior keypads or another solution from smartlinc or something like that liftmaster product above, but all required additional expense. I already had the gc-100 and before finishing my basement I ran 2 cat6 to my garage so it all came together.

I use the Tasker app on my phone and it launches iRule when it connects to my home wifi signal so as soon as I approach my driveway my phone automatically opens to the garage door home page and is ready to to go.
post #8395 of 9744
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Originally Posted by SeldomSeen31 View Post

I just used 2 wires from the cat6 cable. I have 2 doors, so for door 1 I used orange and orange/white and for door 2 used green and green/white. Stripped them, connected them in tandem on the garage door button mounted on the wall with the existing wires that go to the door opener motor and then back to the gc-100 contact closure.

The gc-100 contract closure relay commands are already in the builder, after that is was a simple drag and drop of the commands in to the GUI. Now when I go on walks with the kids I only need my phone which I take with me anyway. I was looking in to adding one of those exterior keypads or another solution from smartlinc or something like that liftmaster product above, but all required additional expense. I already had the gc-100 and before finishing my basement I ran 2 cat6 to my garage so it all came together.

I use the Tasker app on my phone and it launches iRule when it connects to my home wifi signal so as soon as I approach my driveway my phone automatically opens to the garage door home page and is ready to to go.

I already have exterior keypads on the garage doors, but was thinking to do the same, since I have a GC-100-12 I have no use for currently. Adding the cat 5/6 to the contact closures directly on the openers (in tandem) would work the same, right?

I just wanted to make sure.

Thanks.

Mark
post #8396 of 9744
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Originally Posted by giomania View Post

I already have exterior keypads on the garage doors, but was thinking to do the same, since I have a GC-100-12 I have no use for currently. Adding the cat 5/6 to the contact closures directly on the openers (in tandem) would work the same, right?

I just wanted to make sure.

Thanks.

Mark

I didn't test that, but that makes sense. The contact closure relay just connects the positive terminal to the negative terminal to complete the circuit and then turns it off again. A button press on garage door button does the same thing. My 2 motors are pretty far apart and with only 1 spare cat6 cable to work with it was easier to connect at the buttons which are on the wall next to each other rather than the motors.
post #8397 of 9744
Has anyone gotten iRule to work with Somfy Digital Network Shades?

I'm about to get Somfy motorized shades installed but I'm not sure if/how they would work with iRule?
post #8398 of 9744
If iRule can learn or take pronto hex, it should work fine. I've seen Somfy codes at remotecentral and in the JP1 database before. So somebody has them working on some remote.
post #8399 of 9744
also, i'm debating between full on control4 right now or just starting with iRule for now. I'm trying to figure out though on iRule.

Can I set things on schedules? So for example every morning at 8am open the shades and at 4pm start closing them? or is that not possible?

I was hoping to use iRule and just mount a few iPads around the house. Ideally I want to control shades and the home theater.
post #8400 of 9744
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Originally Posted by gadgetfreaky View Post

Has anyone gotten iRule to work with Somfy Digital Network Shades?

I'm about to get Somfy motorized shades installed but I'm not sure if/how they would work with iRule?
Somfy RTS is easy, but the SDN protocol is a pain. You have to do it for each and every command, which is why there is no direct support for it in iRule Builder. However, if you're comfortable with Mac/PC utilities and digging into protocol, you can do it yourself with the Somfy utility - a PC tool that will help you write the commands.
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Originally Posted by gadgetfreaky View Post

also, i'm debating between full on control4 right now or just starting with iRule for now. I'm trying to figure out though on iRule.
The results will be similar in most ways, but the process and expenses are quite different between the two solutions. If you're like a lot of us here and like to get your hands dirty with software, protocols, and cables, you don't mind if it takes some time and effort to figure out how to make something work and make it your own, then iRule is a great option. On the other hand, if you'd rather pay someone to just have something be done and working, and you don't mind having no control over it (other than paying somebody to make changes), Control 4 may be a good option. A third option would paying a professional integrator to build your iRule setup and get you off the ground, and then leave you with an open, customizable, configurable system that you own and do with what you please.
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Originally Posted by gadgetfreaky View Post

Can I set things on schedules? So for example every morning at 8am open the shades and at 4pm start closing them? or is that not possible?

I was hoping to use iRule and just mount a few iPads around the house. Ideally I want to control shades and the home theater.
A theater and some shades is a pretty simple setup, both hardware-wise and implementation, and no problem for iRule. But, iRule by itself won't do scheduling. You need some kind of appliance or server sitting on the network running 24/7 to handle those scheduled events. A side benefit is that you could automate more than just shades if you enjoy it. Personally, I love having my lighting automated, and will never go back to a "normal" lighting system.

Cheers,
SC
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