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Re: Arduino Question

#11 Post by Automate » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:39 pm

Manu,

Can you tell us a little more about your setup?
What shields do you have?
Is your Arduino connected to a PC over serial, USB, Ethernet, WiFi, other wireless?
What all do you want to control with your Arduino?

I would agree with Ron about controlling higher voltage stuff (120 and/or 240). I would leave that on X10 or Z-wave or Zigbee.

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Re: Arduino Question

#12 Post by albert2013 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:23 am

Okay I have 1 Computer with OSA on it and a USB Arduino pluged into it I"d Like to control only 12 Volt items with it I'd Like to send to Arduino commands that will turn the items on and Off and also get there status of them I will allways have the usb cable pluged in to it so was hopeing to be able to controll the Arduino via USB if possable

Thank's

Manu

This is the One I am Useing

http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=XC4262

and this

http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=XC4210

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Re: Arduino Question

#13 Post by Automate » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:29 am

I would suggest trying this firmware for your Arduino.
http://firmata.org/wiki/Main_Page
They have some PC software that you can use to test and make sure it is working.

Writing a OSA plugin for their published protocol should be fairly easy. You could probably talk me into writing it.

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Re: Arduino Question

#14 Post by Automate » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:39 am

I've added some more option for using Arduinos to the wiki here http://www.opensourceautomation.com/wik ... ontrollers

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Re: Arduino Question

#15 Post by albert2013 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:18 pm

Just wondering with Arduino you can do the same as with X10 hardware like this

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Automate wrote:I've added some more option for using Arduinos to the wiki here http://www.opensourceautomation.com/wik ... ontrollers

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Re: Arduino Question

#16 Post by albert2013 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:21 pm

I would Love you to help me make a plugin for Arduino I'm happy to paypal you a donation for you work

also can I do the same things like you can do with x10 like tuning led's on and so on

also How do I get the VR.exe to work its saying It can't find the sound card.
Automate wrote:I would suggest trying this firmware for your Arduino.
http://firmata.org/wiki/Main_Page
They have some PC software that you can use to test and make sure it is working.

Writing a OSA plugin for their published protocol should be fairly easy. You could probably talk me into writing it.

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Re: Arduino Question

#17 Post by Automate » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:34 pm

You don't need to send any money. At some point I may need to remote into your computer to test the plugin.

Yes, outputs on the Arduino will work like other OSA objects and have methods to turn them on and off.

I have not used the voice recognition. You are best starting another thread with that question.

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Re: Arduino Question

#18 Post by albert2013 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:11 pm

Automate wrote:You don't need to send any money. At some point I may need to remote into your computer to test the plugin.

Yes, outputs on the Arduino will work like other OSA objects and have methods to turn them on and off.

I have not used the voice recognition. You are best starting another thread with that question.
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Re: Arduino Question

#19 Post by Automate » Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:12 am

I'm going to pick up one of these $9 Arduino compatibles http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/9-ard ... /x/4207492
Probably develop the Arduino/firmata plugin in October.

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Re: Arduino Question

#20 Post by fiveHellions » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:16 pm

I got in on that too. I got two of them. Hope to use one for a garage door monitor / controller. If you need any help developing or testing in Oct let me know.

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