[Noisebridge-discuss] Home automation

Nicholas Granado ngranado at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 19:53:56 PDT 2012


wow that is friggin' awesome!

nick



On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 7:25 PM, Jeffrey Carl Faden <jeffreyatw at gmail.com>wrote:

> I recently moved into a new apartment. I set up some traverse rods for
> draperies, and now I want to automate them.
>
> Somewhat inspired by JWZ - http://www.jwz.org/curtain/ - I bought the
> Add-a-Motor 80, which can open and close curtains.
>
> http://www.add-a-motor.com/Add-a-Motor%20Model%2080%20Remote%20control%20system.htm
>
> Unlike JWZ, though, I'm uninterested in creating an Arduino-based powering
> solution, and would much prefer to go with a home automation system that's
> already on the market. I've done some Amazon scouring for X10 (and Insteon)
> components, but I'm not sure what the right choice is.
>
> Ideally, I'd like to control the blinds via infrared - failing that, a
> wall switch that can send a powering signal to the motor. Does anyone have
> any experience with this? Suggested components? Stuff to stay away from?
> I'd like to keep my budget low, if possible.
>
> Thanks for any advice you can spare!
> Jeffrey
>
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