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Author Topic: ABP (Automatic Button Pusher)  (Read 4753 times)

HA Dave

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ABP (Automatic Button Pusher)
« on: December 26, 2010, 06:27:03 PM »

I noticed this "instructable" Automatic Button Pusher (AKA: ABP) and was thinking... how come I haven't read of an X10 ABP?
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Dan Lawrence

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Re: ABP (Automatic Button Pusher)
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2010, 05:05:27 PM »

I watched the videos and the ABP has a 6" metal arm plus solenoids, add what X10 modules need and it's probably too complicated and too expensive for X10USA to produce, even in their Chinese factory.   
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Re: ABP (Automatic Button Pusher)
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2010, 06:35:19 PM »

..... it's probably too complicated and too expensive for X10USA to produce, even in their Chinese factory.   

I was thinking of just making my own out in Dave_X10_L's garage. I know I have those big clunky [part native American/part white guy/non-Chinese] hands... but I really think a button pusher might be both handy and cool. So I am thinking I might give it a try.
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Re: ABP (Automatic Button Pusher)
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2010, 06:57:11 PM »

Maybe you could drill a hole on the bottom of an appliance module and put a shaft extending out from the solenoid.  ;)  ;D
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Re: ABP (Automatic Button Pusher)
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2010, 07:04:37 PM »

Maybe you could drill a hole on the bottom of an appliance module and put a shaft extending out from the solenoid.  ;)  ;D

THAT.... is good thinking!!!!
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