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General Category => Mac/Linux & Open Source and the X10 Home => Topic started by: qopbot on February 13, 2015, 10:59:49 AM

Title: How do you control your X10 devices?
Post by: qopbot on February 13, 2015, 10:59:49 AM
Hello everybody!

I recently got the chance to play with some X10 device but I am not sure what is the best way to use control over Linux/Windows or Remotely when I am not home.

What software do you use?

I saw and did some work with Mochad but I think it runs only on Linux. Is there anything for Windows?

Thanks!
Title: Re: How do you control your X10 devices?
Post by: Tuicemen on February 13, 2015, 12:19:57 PM
There are several windows programs for controlling X10
Check out the Third Party Add-Ons & Software (http://forums.x10.com/index.php?board=36.0) section of AHP.
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Title: Re: How do you control your X10 devices?
Post by: HA Dave on February 13, 2015, 11:53:58 PM
..... I recently got the chance to play with some X10 device but I am not sure what is the best way to use control over Linux/Windows or Remotely when I am not home.

Many of us here have been using X10 for many years (some for decades). I am not sure anyone knows of a "one-best-way" to control automation. I like to think the best control... means giving the control over to a programed processor (computer). But I still have a couple (OK 4) basic palmpad remotes laying around too.

I also have a little tiny netbook-like computer laptop running the Melloware (http://melloware.com/x10commander/) server software and then I run the Melloware (http://melloware.com/x10commander/) app on my iPhone. There is LOTS of great third party software available to check out! And... X10 is currently building a NEW internet connected device that should help things along as well.
Title: Re: How do you control your X10 devices?
Post by: qopbot on February 16, 2015, 06:00:34 AM
Thanks!

I will have a look on Melloware and AHP as soon as I get my new Raspberry Pi and try out Windows on them.

I have been working with Mochad (https://github.com/SensorFlare/mochad) for Linux as I have a media server running Debian.

I also make some changes to control Mochad via the Sensorflare (https://www.sensorflare.com/dashboard) Service and be able to add things like apps on top of it and connect X10 with Smartthings and Insteon.

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Title: Re: How do you control your X10 devices?
Post by: HA Dave on February 16, 2015, 07:42:17 PM
I will have a look on Melloware and AHP as soon as I get my new Raspberry Pi and try out Windows on them.
I have been working with Mochad (https://github.com/SensorFlare/mochad) for Linux as I have a media server running Debian.
I also make some changes to control Mochad via the Sensorflare (https://www.sensorflare.com/dashboard) Service and be able to add things like apps on top of it and connect X10 with Smartthings and Insteon.

It seems as though there are a thousand ways to remove the skin from felines (skin a cat) now a days.