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X-10 communication?
Michael Kirschner  [8 posts]
9 years
Hello,

I am wondering if there is a way to control x10 or similar computer (serial or usb connected) switches so that I could use RR to deliberate and turn certain lights on and off?

It appears these controllers have independent software they use to send signals, I'll do more research.
Anonymous 9 years
Michael,

By all means do some more research. We've not done anything with X10 but these guys along with other home automation projects have.

http://www.leafproject.org/

STeven.
Danh from United States  [79 posts] 9 years
The CM11A serial port computer interface is commonly used to talk to X10 devices. Google to find more info on this interface.

The X10 Firecracker is also useful on a mobile robot but it requires a true serial port to work in most cases (I've had problems with USB to serial port converters)

Here's a site with a brief overview of X10 computer interface devices:

http://automation.hmtech.info/controllers.html

Danh
Anonymous 9 years
so it seems I would be able to simply use a serial module and a serial to usb converter to communicate with the x10 controller?
Danh from United States  [79 posts] 9 years
A usb to serial adapter would work for the CM11A interface but probably not for the Firecracker (based on my own setup).

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