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1  Topics / Home Automation and Networked Objects / Re: Problem help code ... on: August 11, 2014, 08:50:13 pm
I am not sure if this will help , but the IRremote library uses pin 11 for the receive pin , and you indicate pin 12 in your sketch.
  int RECV_PIN = 11;// copied from the IRremote library

Also, you are defining pin 3 in your code , which is the IRled in the IRremote library .

Have you set up and tested the posted code from Ken Shirriff 1st ? This will ensure that you can receive and send code to you AC and TV with good results .

Hope this can help,
Bob D 
2  Topics / Home Automation and Networked Objects / Re: Problem with sketch for PELCO-D on: August 11, 2014, 07:55:23 pm
not sure if this will help or not , but try using 2,400 or 4,800 baud . I find 9,600 doesn't work well even with a Pelco PTZ controller.
Bob D
3  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Re: Insteon Library / Interface for Arduino on: August 11, 2014, 06:09:54 pm
Littlefoot,
  From what you are saying , I think ( and Alan from GoodRobot may be able to add to this ) that you can connect your input devices ( motions and door contacts ) to an arduino with the insteon shield attached. When your Arduino program runs you look for signals from the input devices to meet the logic required to initiate output commands to the Insteon PLM.
As far as controlling blinds, you could leave this task to the Arduino as well. It would get very costly to use the Insteon product you specified.
  My personal view on automation is if the devices you are installing can't " pay for themselves" in  energy savings or convenience ,then look for some other way to solve the problem...or move on to something else. Automated blinds in a room with southwest  exposure with major heat gain in the summer is a good candidate . I also have a headend system for RF and video distribution that shutting down from 11:00 pm until required late morning is worth the price of an Insteon receptacle . I will in time save money that will pay for the initial cost of devices.
  Have you looked over the GoodRobot site as Alan has some very usefull info and code to get you heading in the right direction.

Bob D   
4  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Dipmicro free shipping coupon on: May 06, 2014, 07:24:30 pm
Dipmicro is also available in Canada !
I have made several purchases over the past few years with Dipmicro .
Excellent service plus happy with price and selection.
Roman is very helpful  too.
BobD
5  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Powering Externally While Reading Serial on: April 18, 2014, 12:36:53 pm
I checked my circuit and it was just a diode in series from the output of the regulator into the raw input of the pro mini . This isolated the upstream circuit from the USB fed 5 vdc to to pro mini.
I would think ( I am not an engineer ) that if you did the same in line diode from your regulator out to the Vin / Raw in to the board you should be protecting the USB for you computer .
I would appreciate any thoughts on this from more experienced members , I do appreciate their insight and advice.
BobD 
6  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Powering Externally While Reading Serial on: April 18, 2014, 10:57:55 am
I have run into this a few times with the OSEPP pro mini where I have external 12 vdc connected to a 6 vdc regulator then to the raw input of the pro mini. I was using the serial as well for loading and serial monitor . I noticed the regulator was getting hot ( I always do the finger scan over the board to see if anything is getting warm ) . I will go look at the schematic to see what I did to correct this as I have made a few other projects as well since where I corrected this and was able to monitor the circuit while it was live with external wall wort.
BobD
7  Topics / Home Automation and Networked Objects / Re: Web controlled relays malfunction when carrying load on: April 14, 2014, 08:23:38 pm
Have you metered the current from the Arduino output to the relay board input ? Also , if you monitor the DC voltage to the input on the relay board to see how stable it remains as relays are switched on and off .
The other thing is the wall wort that you are using , is it rated at 1 amp ? If 500 mA or less it could be insufficient current to drive the relays reliably.
Bob D
8  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Re: Insteon Library / Interface for Arduino on: April 10, 2014, 07:00:05 pm
Insteon is a nice platform to work with . Alan's Insteon shield works well with the Insteon serial modem . Lots to learn , but getting there !
Thumbs up GoodRobot !
Bob
9  Topics / Home Automation and Networked Objects / Re: Lounge LED Controller is now working again on: February 23, 2014, 05:11:18 pm
Marque,
I downloaded and re-installed the app file again and all is working as before . Are you doing anything more with this app in the future ?
I like using it fo my hall lighting control . My friends think it is neat as well !
BobbyD
10  Topics / Home Automation and Networked Objects / Re: Lounge LED Controller expired on: February 23, 2014, 05:02:57 pm
Hello Marque,
I went to open the Lounge LED Controller app on my Google phone and it says " Test version expired " .
is there a new version available for download?
Thanks for the help,
BobbyD
11  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Re: Arduino Ethernet with Insteon SmartLinc [Solved] on: February 23, 2014, 02:37:51 pm
I too am looking into using Insteon with Arduino and would like to see the working code if possible. I have Insteon product on order +  I have received an insteon shield from GoodRobot.
BobbyD   
12  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Re: Insteon Library / Interface for Arduino on: February 20, 2014, 09:46:12 pm
Thanks again for the assistance with ordering the Insteon Shield Alan , it looks good ! I placed an order for the Modem , two dimmers and a wall receptacle today. I will try to study the Inteon manual until they arrive . Then it will be time to tackle the Arduino side of things .
I will keep you posted with any progress!
BobbyD 
 
13  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Re: Insteon Library / Interface for Arduino on: February 10, 2014, 09:34:38 pm
I am very interrested in this Insteon control with Arduino .
From what I am reading here , I would need :
An Insteon shield + a  PowerLinc Modem (2413S).
Dual band Insteon dimmers + switches to control as required.

I have read so much on Insteon lately that I am confused ...will this be all that is required to set up control of the Insteon devices using commands from the Arduino ?

I will spend more time reading your wiki page to see if there are answers there that I may have overlooked.
BobbyD
14  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Usage of IRremote Lib on: December 23, 2013, 08:58:42 pm
Be patient ...I had many failed attempts before getting a working IR device going. Then I spent time decoding and writing down the hex codes for most of the remotes I had in my house. It helped to see the differences between IR codes +  it made it easy when I wanted to add device control around the house . Keep in mind that you will ultimately find a few remotes that just don't seem to be recognised without putting extra effort looking at the number of bits . I had a remote that had to be set at 31 instead of 32 , and then it decoded properly.
As suggested , spend time reading Ken's information as it will help a great deal. Best of luck and enjoy the rewards!
BobbyD
15  Topics / Home Automation and Networked Objects / Re: Bedroom automation help on: December 21, 2013, 09:35:50 am
If you are not an electrician who knows the electrical code do not modify house wiring . You will be liable for any damage or harm that may result. The suggestion for the wireless remote with the screw in base in a good suggestion for a safe control system . I would work with that instead of making changes you may regret. Do not ever conceal any electronics in a walls .You do not want to be the cause of a house fire because of a design that you thought would work , but didn't  . I hope you don't take this the wrong way , but safety standards are for our protection and making any changed to a device voids the safety standard.
BobbyD       
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