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🔌General Home Automation => Automating Your House => Topic started by: JeffVolp on November 22, 2021, 03:48:22 PM

Title: Automation Before X10
Post by: JeffVolp on November 22, 2021, 03:48:22 PM
With some spare time I've been going through boxes never opened since we moved here almost two decades ago.  I ran across the 24 hour timer I used back before X10, and thought some of you might get a kick out of seeing it.  It has 8 poles that can be programmed for any duration over the 24-hour cycle.

Jeff
Title: Re: Automation Before X10
Post by: brobin on November 22, 2021, 05:32:34 PM
Does it come with an app for programming?
Title: Re: Automation Before X10
Post by: JeffVolp on November 22, 2021, 05:35:19 PM
Does it come with an app for programming?

Yes, it is called a "screwdriver"

Jeff
Title: Re: Automation Before X10
Post by: petera on November 22, 2021, 06:22:19 PM
Did Alan Turing leave that behind by any chance. An ideal piece for the tech museum. Itís an amazing peace of engineering.
Title: Re: Automation Before X10
Post by: JeffVolp on November 22, 2021, 07:42:00 PM
Did Alan Turing leave that behind by any chance. An ideal piece for the tech museum. Itís an amazing peace of engineering.

I would be happy to ship it to any museum that would want it.  If not, maybe it would find a collector on eBay.

Jeff
Title: Re: Automation Before X10
Post by: brobin on November 23, 2021, 04:40:13 AM
The mere fact that we still use X10 makes all our homes museums!
Title: Re: Automation Before X10
Post by: HA Dave on November 24, 2021, 11:48:01 AM
I have a clapper (just for fun) in my mancave. The grandkids who are a accustomed to talking to Alexa.... are amazed by "clap control".
Title: Re: Automation Before X10
Post by: toasterking on November 24, 2021, 01:44:28 PM
I have a clapper (just for fun) in my mancave. The grandkids who are a accustomed to talking to Alexa.... are amazed by "clap control".
This is a great example of how far "verbal control" has come!  ;D
Title: Re: Automation Before X10
Post by: HA Dave on November 24, 2021, 02:34:41 PM
This is a great example of how far "verbal control" has come!  ;D

Twice now... while self-checking out at Home Depot.... the machine/register says "would you like a printed receipt?" But it doesn't accept a voice response.... I know because I naturally voice-reply.