Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

The X10Hub (PiX10Hub) is here! Created by the Community, for the Community.:)% #:)

Author Topic: Controlling Model Train via Web  (Read 6376 times)

freggo

  • Newbie
  • Helpful Post Rating: 0
  • Posts: 3
Controlling Model Train via Web
« on: October 06, 2006, 01:53:38 PM »

Hi everybody,

Ayone can give me an idea if X10 modules can be used to let websurfers remotely control a simple modeltrain layout ?
The cameras to 'view' the action should be no problem, but what about controlling 1 or 2 trains and maybe a few lights ?

cheers,

Peter

Logged

Dan Lawrence

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Helpful Post Rating: 68
  • Posts: 3991
Re: Controlling Model Train via Web
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2006, 04:08:37 PM »

Most likely not.

The X10 software that allows camera pictures to be viewed, AHP (the sofware that controls X10 modules) cannot be remotely controled, unless the PC running it can be.
Logged
I don't SELL this stuff... BUT I sure do ENJOY using it!!!

Tuicemen

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Helpful Post Rating: 265
  • Posts: 9480
  • I don't work for X10, I use it successfuly!
    • Tuicemen Software
Re: Controlling Model Train via Web
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2006, 04:07:20 PM »

freggo :Active Home Pro (AHP) with the plugins iWitness and  Myhouse Online  will let you turn on/off lights/appliances remotely also viewing cams switching and pan&tilting.
Infact almost any thing you can do with x10 modules in the home can be done from the web! As Dan stated Your PC has to be left running! ;)
Controling the trains could become tricky (what do you want to be able to do? speed/forward/reverse?) ???
Logged
Please Read Topic:
General Forum Etiquette
Before you post!

Find extra info @ My forum

freggo

  • Newbie
  • Helpful Post Rating: 0
  • Posts: 3
Re: Controlling Model Train via Web
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2006, 11:10:33 AM »

freggo :Active Home Pro (AHP) with the plugins iWitness and  Myhouse Online  will let you turn on/off lights/appliances remotely also viewing cams switching and pan&tilting.
Controling the trains could become tricky (what do you want to be able to do? speed/forward/reverse?) ???

Controlling speed (forward only) will be ok. However, because of the nature of the installation a simple train ON...Train OFF will not do and some form of speed control is necessary (i.e. controlling a DCC module).

Cheers,

Peter
Logged

Tuicemen

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Helpful Post Rating: 265
  • Posts: 9480
  • I don't work for X10, I use it successfuly!
    • Tuicemen Software
Re: Controlling Model Train via Web
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2006, 11:25:35 AM »

I remember reading a post by a disabled person with a train setup using X10 and cams ! ::) ;)
Doing an Advanced Search here may turn it up also check some of the other homeautomation forums you may find someone who has everything you wish to do already running! The speed thingy will be a little tricky but you might be able to use the dim function of a lamp module to incorperate it! ::) ??? ;)
Logged
Please Read Topic:
General Forum Etiquette
Before you post!

Find extra info @ My forum

freggo

  • Newbie
  • Helpful Post Rating: 0
  • Posts: 3
Re: Controlling Model Train via Web
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2006, 11:39:17 AM »

I remember reading a post by a disabled person with a train setup using X10 and cams ! ::) ;)
Doing an Advanced Search here may turn it up also check some of the other homeautomation forums you may find someone who has everything you wish to do already running! The speed thingy will be a little tricky but you might be able to use the dim function of a lamp module to incorperate it! ::) ??? ;)

Thanks for the little kick in my thought machine ! I'll try the advanced search next  ;D
Your are right of course, the trick is finding someone who has done it and is willing to share the know how. There is no point -to a degree- to reinvent the wheel over and over.
I am always amazed that after more than a decade of the WWW it is still relatively difficult to use a computer for the various remote functions. I think there is a huge untapped market. Hello Micro$oft, are you listening ?

Anyway, there IS someone who has done the remove control train thing; it's been online for something like 5+ years. But it is a University project for graduate students in Germany and 'sharing' is -understandably- not an option.
Besides, in good German fashion, they went far beyond anything I am planning anyway :-)

If anyone wants a peek at their setup (sorry, I don't think they use X10 stuff), it is quite interesting.
http://rr.informatik.tu-freiberg.de/index.php?js=1

Thanks for all your advice so far!


Cheers,

Peter


Logged

Duck69

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Helpful Post Rating: 36
  • Posts: 246
  • Unselfish Love
Logged
"I'm not lazy, I'm just Resistant to exertion."
 

X10.com | About X10 | X10 Security Systems | Cameras| Package Deals
© Copyright 2014-2016 X10.com All rights reserved.