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ninoking

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MyHouse Online "final project" Help!!!
« on: December 29, 2012, 11:50:27 AM »

dear x10 member

i have final project in university which talking about Smart Home,
 
i want to make the following items:
 
1- web application by using "asp.net" or "PHP" as programing language: user interface to control the home remotely.
2- hardware to control following :
  a- switch on/off light.
  b- switch on /off A/c.
  c- web cam to control the home "through web site".
  d- switch on/off fan .
  e- lock / unlock door .

I'll make simple simulation like board with small lamp , fan and camera.

can u help me !!!
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Re: MyHouse Online "final project" Help!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 03:01:08 PM »

I'm not sure what your looking for help with?
There is a SDK to help with the programing side.
Doing a search on the forum will help you a great deal.
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Re: MyHouse Online "final project" Help!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2012, 05:09:58 PM »

thanks a lot Tuicemen for your replay

can u tell me what is the difference between MyHouse Online and SKD ???
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Re: MyHouse Online "final project" Help!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2012, 05:15:47 PM »

The SDK allows you to write your own programs to send receive commands with a X10 PC interface.
MyHouse online is a software plug-in for the ActiveHome Pro software which allows some online functions utilizing the X10 web server.
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Re: MyHouse Online "final project" Help!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2012, 05:43:19 PM »

thanks

can you move the subject to SDK forum !!
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Re: MyHouse Online "final project" Help!!!
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2013, 10:20:08 AM »

Dear

how to connect my web interface with X10 devices??
which devices have i choose ??
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Re: MyHouse Online "final project" Help!!!
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2013, 09:51:45 PM »

 ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
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Re: MyHouse Online "final project" Help!!!
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2013, 10:04:11 AM »

Maybe explain what your doing or have tried?
Do you have the SDK?
What programing language are you using?
Working crystal balls are hard to come by. ;)
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Re: MyHouse Online "final project" Help!!!
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2013, 10:48:38 AM »

If you don't have the SDK software.
Here is the link to it.
http://kbase.x10.com/wiki/Activehome_Pro_SDK

There are many good information links on this web site. Like X10 protocol information.
http://www.davehouston.net/
« Last Edit: January 05, 2013, 01:40:42 PM by Brian H »
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Re: MyHouse Online "final project" Help!!!
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2013, 05:05:59 AM »

In his original post, he is asking for help with a asp.net or php program. I think he is starting from scratch with no knowledge of x10 or x10 hardware.
ninoking: First, you need a x10 controller (a CM15A controller is commonly used). The controller will be the interface between the computer and the devices that you are trying to control.  Do you have a x10 controller ?
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Re: MyHouse Online "final project" Help!!!
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2013, 09:27:20 PM »

thanks a lot all.

yes spval this is what i mean!!

mmmmmm i have some questions!!

1- which is better for programming the web page, PHP or ASP.net?
2- I don't have any devices till now !! which devices advise me to take it??
In order to send signal to X10 devices (light/fan/door/webcam) which devices have i to buy ??
"Can u provide me with links"?!!

best regards  :-* :-*
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2013, 05:47:36 AM »

First of all, let me advise you that there are different protocols with different devices and different manufacturers that will achieve your project. Since this is a school project, I am assuming that the cost of equipment would be a concern for you. The x10 protocol is the less expensive way to go. Maybe you can elaborate on the "door lock/unlock" device to make sure that x10 has a device for this. You would need a x10 controller. Here is one link to purchase the CM15A with Active Home Pro software (the two pieces are sold together for $ 69.99):  http://www.x10.com/promotions/cm15a_complete_new_2012.html. The CM15A is a usb device. A cheaper interface which uses a serial interface (you can use a serial-to-usb adapter) is the CM11A interface. It can be purchased on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=cm11a&_sacat=0&_odkw=callbook&_sop=10&_osacat=0&_sticky=1&_trkparms=65%253A1%257C66%253A2%257C39%253A1&LH_PrefLoc=3&_sc=1. The CM15A sends and receives "rf" and the CM11A does not, only "plc". As far as PHP or ASP.NET, I can't help you. You should start by googling "x10 asp.net" and "x10 php". Your class project has apparently been researched before. You have a lot of research to do.
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Re: MyHouse Online "final project" Help!!!
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2013, 05:57:03 AM »

One thing to remember.
If you are not in the USA, Canada or another country with our power standards. Our devices use 120 Volts 60 Cycle power and have plugs to match our outlets.
If you are in a different part of the world. You may have to get devices matched to your countries standards.
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Re: MyHouse Online "final project" Help!!!
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2013, 01:51:46 PM »

thanks a lot all for your replays and commits

My website is almost done. Also, I ordered X10 lamp module LM465 but unfortunately i didn't see Brian's post and the lamp module coming with 110V
while my electricity is 220V  B:(

there is any solution for that????
please need your help as soon as possible
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Re: MyHouse Online "final project" Help!!!
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2013, 02:46:06 PM »

There are some 120 to 240 volt modifications shown on this web site.
http://www.idobartana.com/hakb/index.htm

Unfortunately they are for the older before soft start model you are probably getting.

Many times it is reducing the size of some capacitors values while increasing their voltage rating.
Changing the MOV across the AC Input to a higher break down version.
Increasing a few resistor values.
Possibly changing the triac to a higher voltage one.

Maybe you could use a 220 volt to 120 volt step down transformer and use an AC rated capacitor to couple the X10 signals from the power line to the lamp module.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2013, 02:47:43 PM by Brian H »
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