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 on: Today at 07:57:01 PM 
Started by jlp - Last post by jlp
Hello,

I thought to give you a brief overview of how the X10 module in my home automation system works. It is very special. I chose Arduino because I didn't like the CM15a very much. I wanted something different. I had an XTB-IIR which I used to improve the performance of my system. I decided to do tests to see if I could pass X10 codes to it. My tests having been very conclusive, I then decided to make it the central part of my home automation system.

Many thanks to Jeff Volp for the XTB-IIR. It allows me to obtain a reliable and very efficient home automation system.

I drew a block diagram which represents the software part. I also give a diagram.

Operation:
If there are no inputs or outputs to execute, the refresh rate is approximately 6 times per second. First, the Arduino board reads the inputs from the Internet, then the wired inputs (Optocoupler), then the expired timers and finally the X10 inputs from the XTB-IIR. Whenever an input requires an X10 command, this command is stored in memory in order to be executed at the end of the cycle. So, once arduino has read all the inputs, it executes the commands, starting with the fastest ones, and eventually the slowest ones (X10). In my old version, I executed X10 commands immediately after reading the input. The efficiency rate was around 90%. By saving the input (EEPROM), I make sure I don't lose anything, and I have increased the efficiency to almost 100%.

For X10 commands, I use an old library. I managed to adapt the code for all the X10 modules that I use. In the attached block diagram, I give some examples.


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 on: June 04, 2020, 08:04:28 PM 
Started by jlp - Last post by jlp
A big thank you for the information. Probably this fall I will be able to publish my project. At the moment, I am very busy. My wife finds me work to do around the house. I also take advantage of the summer to learn English.

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 on: June 03, 2020, 11:03:11 AM 
Started by Tuicemen - Last post by Nipperkin
I still use android since I am already used to it.

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 on: June 01, 2020, 06:43:44 PM 
Started by Pele - Last post by petera
Seems the WM100 is akin to a door stop by all accounts  B:(
petera, That is a bit harsh. I find the blue pilot light quite soothing at night. And the blue-orange, blue-orange, flashing with X10 traffic is almost mesmerizing in a disco way.  rofl

Sounds more like a trigger for a migraine  rofl

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 on: June 01, 2020, 06:29:42 PM 
Started by Pele - Last post by dave w
Seems the WM100 is akin to a door stop by all accounts  B:(
petera, That is a bit harsh. I find the blue pilot light quite soothing at night. And the blue-orange, blue-orange, flashing with X10 traffic is almost mesmerizing in a disco way.  rofl

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 on: June 01, 2020, 06:20:10 PM 
Started by jlp - Last post by dave w
jlp you smart clock is very cool. Are you familiar with the "Instructables" site? https://www.instructables.com/. I bet you have several projects that the Instructables community would be interested in.

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 on: June 01, 2020, 01:24:26 PM 
Started by soxfan1966 - Last post by Tuicemen
Many of the weather sites rely on user PWS info something they get for nothing.  For users that rely on accurate weather info for their automation they should look into a PWS then forward the info to a weather site. Most times this will give you access to more content not to mention the most up to date and accurate weather info.  I'm not sure what OW supplies to users submiting PWS data as my PWS is no longer operational so I never looked into it.

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 on: June 01, 2020, 01:01:53 PM 
Started by soxfan1966 - Last post by petera
I strongly suggest that anyone using OpenWeather seriously for automation etc takes out a paid subscription. Besides the fact that you have direct access to premium product support, you have additional forecast data that the free subscription doesn’t include and of course you are contributing to a project not owned by one of the big data mining giants. I personally don’t use it but would gladly pay if I did. The “something for nothing” concept that some may find admirable is slowly disappearing, being gobbled up by the “big guys”, Dark Sky weather being the latest acquisition. Pay modestly now or pay big later.

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 on: June 01, 2020, 11:54:45 AM 
Started by soxfan1966 - Last post by Tuicemen
OpenWeaterMap support just got back to me about the expired certificate  stating it should be fixed now.
So no need for a workarround now. >!

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 on: June 01, 2020, 11:43:18 AM 
Started by soxfan1966 - Last post by Tuicemen
@petera, what I code is primarily for my own use though I do share some of my creations. Like you and many others, my HG is very customized. I put forth what I planed to do with my version of OW so others could try it if they wished.
Your post suggests that you were the only one that actualy took time to look into this which is totaly false. It also implies I'm belittling your workarround which I'm  not.   The fact is jkutils just doesn't use HG certificates designed for https calls. Part of the requiement for Https sites is all http calls get forwarded to https. If you wish Jkutils to use security certificates you just need to change the pull address.
My workarround suggestion is just another option. Users like soxfan1966 are free to use either, use their own or wait (hopefuly not till fall as you suggest)

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