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BroHogan

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Alexa to X10
« on: December 27, 2017, 08:47:28 PM »

For those who can work with Arduino (ESP8266) Here is a way to control X10 (CM17A) with Alexa.
brohogan.blogspot.com/search/label/Alexa (can't post links!)
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Re: Alexa to X10
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2017, 09:20:19 PM »

For those who can work with Arduino (ESP8266) Here is a way to control X10 (CM17A) with Alexa.
brohogan.blogspot.com/search/label/Alexa (can't post links!)

An Arduino with a serial port?
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Re: Alexa to X10
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 08:13:25 AM »

Yes, the Arduino has a serial port, but it is not used for the CM17A. The CM17A uses the RTS and DTR lines for input.
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Re: Alexa to X10
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 09:22:52 AM »

To clarify, you're not using an Arduino+ESP8266 but an ESP8266 on its own.
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Re: Alexa to X10
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 09:29:02 AM »

Yup, just the ESP (which also has a Serial port). Sorry about using "Arduino" to describe this. (I use the Arduino IDE to program the ESP.)
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Re: Alexa to X10
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2017, 09:35:38 AM »

I understood but many of the other my fellow dotards here possibly did not.

Should there be an API for the WM100 (X10 WiFi unit) an Arduino+ESP8266, standalone ESP8266 or RPi might all be able to communicate with it.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2017, 11:31:28 AM by dhouston »
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