View Full Version : X-10 and girder newbie. Please be gentle....
November 23rd, 2004, 10:13 AM
Hello everyone. I am happily using girder, usb-uirt, and firefly combo to control my HTPC and external AV gear, wonderfully.
I would like to add some lighting control. I figure that girder can send X-10 commands easily enough, to dim lights, etc. However, can it recieve x-10 commands from wirless wall switches, and execute commands on the HTPC? I would like to have a wirless switch that turns on all the lights and then turns on the projector, reciver, etc.
Thanks for you help. If anyone has some favorite X-10 equiment that they use to do this job, I'd really appreciate you sharing.
November 23rd, 2004, 10:17 AM
Girder can send and receive x10. It supports a wide variety of devices. I think the best to date is the PowerLinc USB using Curtis Wren's plugin.
November 23rd, 2004, 10:32 AM
Looks like it's off to the web for some x-10 purchases! :)
December 1st, 2004, 03:15 PM
So I have my purchases, and now the questions begin! I really have only one problem, so far.
I have the powerlinc usb working to turn off/on appropriate coded x-10 devices. Works pretty slick. I'm sure I'll have no problem using girder to take the pause command from my snapstream/firefly remote and then turning the lights on.
I am at a loss for how to intercept commands from my x-10 wall switch (model ss13a.) I can use this to turn my light switches on and off. It looks like it simply togles house code A and devices 1-3. What I would like to do is have the lights go on AND turn the projector on, etc. etc. by using this wall switch, and a x-10 RR501 module.
From looking at the readme.txt that comes with the powerlinc plugin, I gather that I should be able to see some kind of information in the "more" box, when learning an event? I have the house code set to A and unit code to 1and command to ON, repeats any. When I press the on switch on the wall plate, shouldn't I be seeing some feedback in the "more" area?
Thanks, and if you can point me towards something that explains this whole thing, I'll be glad to read it.
December 1st, 2004, 03:55 PM
I think the easiest way to learn the event is to click learn event then push the button on the wall switch...
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