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by dbemowsk
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Developers
Topic: Question about the new WPF GUI
Replies: 4
Views: 1834

Question about the new WPF GUI

The question I have about the new WPF GUI has to do with object transparencies and object overlapping. Here is my scenario that I had issues with in the current GUI. My screens have a base floorplan image. When I first tried taking 2 images of a room for the lights on and off states and overlaying t...
by dbemowsk
Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: OSA General
Topic: Automated Home
Replies: 18
Views: 3299

Re: Automated Home

When I looked at their site, I didn't see much for articles that people had written about their setups. I checked out pretty much all of the automation software sections. I did find one though and it wouldn't be what I would call a short article. Anyways, I am still working on something, I have some...
by dbemowsk
Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: OSA General
Topic: Newbie Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2321

Re: Newbie Questions

Dan

I should have guessed you were from Canada from your screen name. I used to watch the Red Green show. I believe the north american version is the RFXCOM which runs on 315 MHz instead of 433 MHz.

Dan
by dbemowsk
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What kind of hardware do I need?
Replies: 5
Views: 2489

Re: What kind of hardware do I need?

Welcome to the forum. So my question is, do I need to buy like an IO controller (support, serial, ethernet,...) that I gonna plug to my OSA server or the OSA server, that I suppose to be a standard computer, must receives all the IO? You ARE going to need a controller module. Some people have a few ...
by dbemowsk
Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: OSA General
Topic: Automated Home
Replies: 18
Views: 3299

Re: Automated Home

I'll check it out tonight and maybe put something together this weekend.

Dan
by dbemowsk
Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: OSA General
Topic: Automated Home
Replies: 18
Views: 3299

Re: Automated Home

How long of an article are they looking for?

Dan
by dbemowsk
Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: Plugins
Topic: Emoncms
Replies: 27
Views: 9667

Re: Emoncms

I have been a computer hardware and electronics technician for over 15 years. I never thought of building my own thermostat. The thermostat that I have is an RS485 serial thermostat made by RCS. You are correct though that it is just a matter of controlling relays. If you check out ebay there are co...
by dbemowsk
Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Plugins
Topic: Emoncms
Replies: 27
Views: 9667

Re: Emoncms

Dan. I was looking at the 1-wire stuff and I am curious as to how the temp sensors are addressed over 1-wire? Are you using a hub of some sort? No hub. I just have them daisy chained together. On my power injector I split off into 2 nodes. The first node has 3 sensors on it, and the second has 3. I...
by dbemowsk
Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Plugins
Topic: Emoncms
Replies: 27
Views: 9667

Re: Emoncms

Another ebay special. I think it was about $18 when I bought it. This is what it looks like though. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRjpWcmc8K78cK04R9Iz85eKQ0jVrD0DmYMdGmj-R7bWVQfinhj The ones you get from Hobby Boards have an RJ12 jack on it. This one has 2 - 3.5mm headphone ty...
by dbemowsk
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Plugins
Topic: Emoncms
Replies: 27
Views: 9667

Re: Emoncms

Mat, I am using the DS18B20s. I think that the DS18S20s will work fine also, but I think there is a difference in the resolution of the output from those. They are also more expensive. I was getting just the sensors in a TO92 package that looks like a transistor in a pack of 5 for about $6.00 US shi...