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    Video recording not always working

    Hi all,

    I've got an IP camera which is configured to pre roll record (a magic feature).

    I've just noticed slightly odd behaviour with video capture. The camera doesn't record every time it is...
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    I used an older WMG 520 motor...

    I used an older WMG 520 motor (http://www.loftsolutions.co.uk/shop/velux-electrical-spares/velux-replacement-motors/velux-wmg-520) which is a simple 24v switched polarity unit. Works nicely with the...
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    Hi Chris, We've got squeezeboxes (incidentally...

    Hi Chris,

    We've got squeezeboxes (incidentally there are lots of clever people who have reworked things so with appropriate bits one can use a rPi as a squeezebox) and have used NPVR as a DVR for...
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    Thanks for the speedy reply Viv.

    Thanks for the speedy reply Viv.
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    Disable Macro oddness

    Hi all,

    I'm having some difficulty with a "disable macro" connection. I have a connection from a "going bright" output of a light level sensor to disable a macro. This has been working fine, but...
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    Philips Hue

    Hi all,

    I've just purchased a Philips Hue bridge which allows my three existing Philips LivingColors LED lights to be controlled via REST HTTP calls (and an iPad!). Before setting off on a...
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    Thanks Karam, Happy to report that I've got no...

    Thanks Karam,

    Happy to report that I've got no problems with the standard QLD. Just for info it's a 5ft tube (I'm guessing it's a T8 as it's about 15 years old...)

    Peter
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    Fluorescent tube and qld

    Hi guys,

    An odd question, but I have a 5a socket wired to one of the channels on a qld. I'd like to connect a floor lamp with a tube in it to the socket. If I don't dim the qld (ie only use...
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    Hi Karam, I'm using one of the slightly older...

    Hi Karam,

    I'm using one of the slightly older i3 NUCs running windows 7 (the memorably named DC3217BY) with a 120Gb SSD. I don't have a particularly demanding system, but it copes with no issues....
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    The Set Off connection does the trick nicely. ...

    The Set Off connection does the trick nicely. However, with a bit more prodding I'm getting some behaviour which I didn't expect.

    The dimmer is set to "When someone is present and it's dark, or...
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    Thanks Karam

    Thanks Karam
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    Returning a light to it's default brightness

    Hi all,

    Is there an easy equivalent of the "auto set override to default after unoccupied" for the brightness? I have a circuit that can be turned on manually to a bright setting, but I'd like it...
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    Whilst messing about over Christmas, I did think...

    Whilst messing about over Christmas, I did think of another potentially simple way of achieving what I think you are after. How about xAP and running an Arduino/RPI at the remote end? Cortex can...
  14. Sorry, a "shield" is an interface board which...

    Sorry, a "shield" is an interface board which plugs into the Arduino microprocessor board. It has the driver chip which allows the Arduino to "talk" DMX.

    The code on the PC is in visual basic...
  15. I use an Arduino with a DMX shield and a scruffy...

    I use an Arduino with a DMX shield and a scruffy bit of code. The arduino is triggered by a bit of code on the PC which attaches to the Cortex API. I'm sure there's a simpler way (perhaps the...
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    Hi Marcus, Interesting to read your backup...

    Hi Marcus,

    Interesting to read your backup precautions. My PC occasionally BSODs, but always seems to restart itelf (not sure if this is a w7 thing or I've got lucky with a setting somewhere!).
    ...
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    Thanks Viv - all fixed. Peter

    Thanks Viv - all fixed.


    Peter
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    Changes to API in v26.7?

    Hi guys,

    I've just upgraded to v26.7 and my little app which looks at the API to see if certain lights have been turned on can't seem to see anything happening when those lights are turned on/off....
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    Thanks Viv.

    Thanks Viv.
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    Thanks Karam. The skylight is currently...

    Thanks Karam. The skylight is currently connected to a motor control object (it's a 24v polarity type drive) which works well. I've had a little test connecting the fan state output to open on the...
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    Opening a skylight based on temperature

    Hi all,

    I've left the system alone for a while, but I've just had the urge to have a fiddle again!

    I've interfaced the heatmiser thermostats to Cortex (via XaP) so I can now see the...
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    Thanks Karam, works a treat! I needed two...

    Thanks Karam, works a treat!

    I needed two thresholds in the end one with the "trigger on true" set and one with the "trigger on false" set to flip between the two scene levels I was after.
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    Misunderstanding general logic gates

    Hi all,

    Currently the lights in the hall operate based on presence to come on at a dim level (15%) to help me avoid falling over hurdles that the kids leave in place. This is great, but (as...
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    Yep! It turns out that a lot of the German...

    Yep! It turns out that a lot of the German switches come in momentary format - I guess it's due to a more developed HA world (maybe driven by KNX?). They are more expensive than I think they should...
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    I went for a centralised system using the DIN...

    I went for a centralised system using the DIN rail modules as we were putting in all the wiring. Our set up uses Jung (www.jung.de) switches (they are just straight momentary switches) connected to...
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