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Would you be interested in such a thing?

Yes
- 3 (50%)
No, I'll build it my self or would never use it
- 0 (0%)
Don't care one way or the other
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Total Members Voted: 6

Voting closed: September 10, 2018, 07:16:43 AM


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Re: The Pi Alexa X10 Hub
« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2018, 08:20:24 AM »

As I stated before, HA-Bridge unfortunately doesn't work with Google Home due to how Google has chosen to work with Hue hubs, it no longer works with software bridges directly.
However it is possible to get Google assistant working with a Pi in a number of different ways.
I had created a small server app for windows which allowed Google control using the SmartThings app and figured this could be done with a PI as well. With some digging I discovered this has already been done with Mochad  and over  4 years ago.
I'll play with this when I get some free time. ::) :'

Of course you can always do the PI project to turn your Pi into a Google Mini.
I also understand there is a project to turn the PI into an Alexa Device
Both of these projects can be found on Github for those interested.
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Re: The Pi Alexa X10 Hub
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2018, 09:17:54 AM »

As I stated before, HA-Bridge unfortunately doesn't work with Google Home due to how Google has chosen to work with Hue hubs, it no longer works with software bridges directly.
However it is possible to get Google assistant working with a Pi in a number of different ways.
I had created a small server app for windows which allowed Google control using the SmartThings app and figured this could be done with a PI as well. With some digging I discovered this has already been done with Mochad  and over  4 years ago.
I'll play with this when I get some free time. ::) :'

Of course you can always do the PI project to turn your Pi into a Google Mini.
I also understand there is a project to turn the PI into an Alexa Device
Both of these projects can be found on Github for those interested.

Yes both Mochad and Heyu are well worth investigating. Quite a few successful projects built around them with X10 in mind. In fact Heyu is working nicely for me under Home Assistant.
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Re: The Pi Alexa X10 Hub
« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2018, 09:24:50 AM »

Since there have been no volunteers to test this I can't expand on this.
The poll also shows there is little to no interest in this so I'll shelf this project.
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Re: The Pi Alexa X10 Hub
« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2018, 11:23:16 AM »

Since there have been no volunteers to test this I can't expand on this.
The poll also shows there is little to no interest in this so I'll shelf this project.
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There's a sense of suspicion about all things Raspberry Pi. Probably heightened by the fact that the platform you run on it depends on a flavour of Linux, Raspbian, as it's OS.

Age seems to be another underlying issue mentioned as to why certain people don't feel they can embrace it and jump up and down at the mere mention of it. For the life of me I cannot understand why.

There are others who have successfully deployed the Raspberry Pi in the home automation and maybe feel slightly intimidated sharing their experiences here or are sharing them elsewhere in the relevant forum.

Personally speaking I've settled on Home Assistant on the Raspberry Pi more than manages
X10 and many other elements of home automation.

For the Windows diehards there is a version of Home Assistant that will run in Windows.

I'm not a Google Home user. I do play about with Alexa from time to time but I don't really have a need for it. Ironically one of the grand children were blasting music in the living room recently while trying to scream at Alexa to turn on the light. I heard the racket walked into the room and pressed the light switch. Enough said about Alexa  :)%
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Re: The Pi Alexa X10 Hub
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2018, 11:45:30 AM »

Since there have been no volunteers to test this I can't expand on this.
The poll also shows there is little to no interest in this so I'll shelf this project.
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I didn't realize you were looking for a volunteer.  I've got my PiZW ready to go.
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Re: The Pi Alexa X10 Hub
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2018, 05:44:27 PM »

@brobin
I believe the installer is ready for testing as it has worked on my pi (different SD cards) with a full or lite Debian stretch installed.

If you wish to test this PM me and I'll respond with the link ;)
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Private message me if you wish to test and I'll dig up the link to the script installer.
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Re: The Pi Alexa X10 Hub
« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2018, 05:49:24 PM »

Ironically one of the grand children were blasting music in the living room recently while trying to scream at Alexa to turn on the light. I heard the racket walked into the room and pressed the light switch. Enough said about Alexa.
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