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jimpster

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Google Voice SMS to control X10 devices
« on: October 15, 2010, 08:20:57 PM »

I coded up a program that monitors my google voice account and sends x10 commands based on my predefined macros.  In other words I now have a (free) way to control my house devices via text message!  

I've only used it to send text msgs but in theory voice msgs should work too depending on how well google can translate  :P

Since google voice is now free for those in the US more you out there might be interested in playing with it.  There's no client program requirement -- you just need to be able to send a text msgs (or leave a VM).  The program runs on your computer and currently uses a com port interface (CM17A, firecracker).  If anyone out there wants a copy,  let me know and I'll find a place post/host the code.

EDIT: I made a site for the software: www.starbotcontrol.com.  I'm in the process of making a better version: GUI, usb (CM19A) support, etc.  To anyone out there who really wants to use this, I'm open to enhancement requests.    

EDIT: A USB version is now available at starbotcontrol.com download area.


 
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pconroy

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Re: Google Voice SMS to control X10 devices
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2010, 08:37:10 PM »

Way cool!!!




I've been on Grand Central (Google Voice) for a while now.
Sometimes the translations it makes are hilarious!  :)
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spectroil

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Re: Google Voice SMS to control X10 devices
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2010, 10:00:50 PM »

Hi,
I'm interested in your program... Please PM me a download site for test your idea..
Regards, :angel:
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JMac

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Re: Google Voice SMS to control X10 devices
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2010, 10:11:52 PM »

I am interested also.............
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jimpster

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Re: Google Voice SMS to control X10 devices
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2010, 11:26:25 PM »

Updated first post where to get the code.  Cheers!  >!
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systemdm

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Re: Google Voice SMS to control X10 devices
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2010, 06:56:15 PM »

jimpster,

The program sounds great.  Are you planning support for the CM15A?
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jimpster

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Re: Google Voice SMS to control X10 devices
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2010, 08:18:23 PM »

Working on it as we type...

I just need to get my hands on the h/w to test it.

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IPS

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Re: Google Voice SMS to control X10 devices
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2010, 09:00:41 PM »

Hi Jimpster

I too am interested how can I get it?
Thanks

IPS
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jimpster

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Re: Google Voice SMS to control X10 devices
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2010, 09:59:49 PM »

Hi IPS,

I updated the first post where you can get it.  www.starbotcontrol.com

Let me know how it works for you.


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HA Dave

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Re: Google Voice SMS to control X10 devices
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2010, 11:15:42 PM »

I updated the first post where you can get it.  www.starbotcontrol.com
Let me know how it works for you.

These user created programs... really make X10!!! The phone control idea has been around since X10 beginnings: http://www.x10.com/products/x10_tr16a.htm  And now X10 has introduced NEW software. Keep at it!

I myself use Voice Control (a great user created program)... using BVC.
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IPS

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Re: Google Voice SMS to control X10 devices
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2010, 08:36:51 PM »

Thanks jimpster

unfortunately Google voice is not yet available in Canada.
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jimpster

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Re: Google Voice SMS to control X10 devices
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2010, 11:12:04 AM »

Thats more motivation to integrate twitter, ;)

BTW I got usb support working, just a few more kinks to work out then I'll update the download.
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jimpster

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Re: Google Voice SMS to control X10 devices
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2010, 11:54:29 PM »

Has anyone tried the download and got it to work.  It'd be great to hear feedback.  Or at least if anyone got it setup alright.
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Re: Google Voice SMS to control X10 devices
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2011, 02:30:30 PM »

I just stumbled on this - will it work with the CM15A?

Thanks!

Bob
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jimpster

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Re: Google Voice SMS to control X10 devices
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2011, 02:39:32 PM »

It works with USB devices -- in the next version.  Although I don't have the CM15A, i have the cm19a which is usb.  I overhauled the lower level code to work with a generic x10 device driver, so it should work.  Any one want to donate a CM15A for testing?

As a side note, I haven't been able to devote much time to the project.  But if theres more interest, maybe that will like a fire under my fundillo...
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