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📱🖥️PiX10Hub ( Always Evolving Open Source) => 💬General Discussion => Topic started by: Tuicemen on March 26, 2019, 07:54:13 AM

Title: Whats your opion of the PiX10Hub?
Post by: Tuicemen on March 26, 2019, 07:54:13 AM
The PiX10Hub is now over 3 months old however some of the original  contributors to the project have moved on to other Pi HA software. So I'm wondering:

The PiX10Hub was originally created to introduce X10 users to the world of Home Automation. I had hoped it would be more then a stepping stone but with it allowing users to easily bridge X10 to other protocols I think that is the perception of it. :(
Title: Re: Whats your opion of the PiX10Hub?
Post by: LostDog88 on March 26, 2019, 09:11:25 AM
I started this endeavor to just turn off a few lights my wife always left on.

1K later, a Pi, Network drop, and many other things I have a full blown Home Automation system on my hands.

Lights that I can turn off, dim with remotes. Porch lights that come on at dusk and dawn and go off after daylight or when we are in bed. Cats that have their own heat lamp that comes on when it is cold. Chickens. They have a lamp as well. Wax Melters to keep the house smelling nice. Security (sort of) system. Etc. The list goes on.

What is my opinion on the 2 questions:

1. This is mostly freeware. I buy the hardware the software is free. I can't imagine it moving any faster. Not that I would know the difference. Just not sure I would care.
2. Home Genie does exactly what I planned on it to do and many other things. I love it. Easy to use (mostly) even if you don't know Linux. Easy to get support. Other than a few updates/upgrades I rarely even log into the machine. Unless I am making a programming change or adding a module.