[SATLUG] Home automation via linux
tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org
Sun Oct 18 17:34:30 CDT 2009
On Sunday 18 October 2009 12:37:29 am Doug wrote:
> OMG! You control your outside xmas lights? By any chance sync'd with the
> Russian Ballet? ala the Budweiser commercial? I have been really envious
> of anyone who knows what equip is required to have such a set up. It would
> win every prize ib town!
Never try to use X10 to "animate" Xmas lights.. it's frequency and accuracy
are far too low to reliably do a cool out door music synch'd setup. I was
just using X10 to turn them on and off once/night.
To do the whole animated, music synch'd thing.. see the XCSSA presentation
from Jan.. where Charles Strang demo'd his microcontroller and computer
Now THAT's the way to pimp out your Xmas light display! :)
Maybe we can Charles to give another technology overview this year...
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