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  1. Do you agree with this podcast about the UK home-automation market?

    I am a regular listener to homeon and this weeks episode they had Garry Whittaker a UK guy who gave a perspective on the UK Ha scene .

    I found it an interesting listen especially as he built his...
  2. Does any sell Lutrons "Connected Bulb Remote Control" in the UK

    I've just heard about Lutrons new zigbee remote control. Its cheap ($29.97), has a small form factor and is compatible with Hue.

    Does anyone know anyone who'd do it in the UK, or am I stuck doing...
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    That been my experience too, it may be worth...

    That been my experience too, it may be worth checking out the samygo forum for some hardcore Samsung TV geeking!
  4. Belkin's "wemo" is the most obvious example of...

    Belkin's "wemo" is the most obvious example of this kind of thing and the one I would be tempted to plump for.

    I don't think there is anything wrong with wifi as a platform in this situation and I...
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    Poll: That's really interesting, I've been putting a...

    That's really interesting, I've been putting a little effort into researching them ahead of making a purchase, they are using an unspecified protocol (assuming proprietary as its using a PL1167 PIC...
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    Good luck with OH I'm interested to hear how you...

    Good luck with OH I'm interested to hear how you get on, I also want to use it to mount my (usb3) hard drive for backup purposes as relying on an human (me!) to do it manually isn't a frequent as it...
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    What platform did you choose in the end? I am...

    What platform did you choose in the end? I am thinking of openhab2 on RPI2 and am interested in anyone's experiences
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    What Kitchen radio for a smarthome?

    My current "smart radio" (a pure evoke one) is acting funny and maybe on the way out.

    I have been quite disappointed by it as whilst the sound quality make it a good dab radio the latency for...
  9. Microsoft making IOT interconnectivity easier using AllJoyn

    Microsoft has submitted some code to the open source community to make it easier to connect your code to AllJoyn *and* to bridge other protocol such as z-wave and BACnet onto it!

    What do we think?...
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    Poll: Cheap connected LED lamps from New Zealand

    I was listening to the Home On podcast where they mentioned cheap connected lamps from New Zealand.

    In NZ they are called http://www.limitlessled.com/ but here they are called MiLight / ...
  11. Poll: Thanks for that, I would of been annoyed if I'd...

    Thanks for that, I would of been annoyed if I'd bought one and it did that, it would definitely be a fail from a "partner acceptance factor" perspective

    Funnilly I did wonder why something of that...
  12. Poll: smarthomedb - database of automated home gadgets

    Has anyone played with http://www.smarthomedb.com/

    I was heard about it on this week IOT podcast, it sounds like an open database that allows you to compare and review automated home gadgets, it...
  13. Poll: Perfect, thank you! Funny thing is, it's free...

    Perfect, thank you!

    Funny thing is, it's free delivery over 20 quid, but it costs ...19.99!
  14. Poll: Thanks for coming back so fast. I'm currently...

    Thanks for coming back so fast.

    I'm currently using a E27 9 watt with 850 lumen's, I'm looking for more like 1600
    ...
  15. Poll: Do any 'known' bands to a 100w equivalent LED lamp

    I am slowly replacing the CFL's in the pendants and free-standing lamps in my home with warm-white LED's (as the CFL's die), one of the reason I wait is I need to equivalent of a 100w tungsten lamp...
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    Hi Anthony, Will the protocol you'll be using...

    Hi Anthony,

    Will the protocol you'll be using be completely open or will there be some propriety stuff in there?

    Will the internal layout of your switches circuit board lend itself to being...
  17. SDDP - Control4's Simple Device Discovery Protocol

    I was listening the the smarthomeshow where they interview the CEO of control4, he mentioned they licence "liberally" their protocol SDDP, what made my ears prick-up is he mentioned one on the users...
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    I've been watching the market for led's that are...

    I've been watching the market for led's that are controlled and powered from Ethernet for a while as it makes a lot of sense in many ways, but the thing I find annoying about it is whilst they are...
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    A free app to try (currently only on android) is...

    A free app to try (currently only on android) is Http://yonomi.co
  20. Powershell would be the way I would do it as its...

    Powershell would be the way I would do it as its lightweight, comes with OS and is completely under your control.

    As a Brucie bonus, powershell skills are a great thing to have on your CV and m$...
  21. Recommendation Needed: Home automation podcast

    I like listening to podcast's as I work, my favourite on the subject (mainly) of home automation is Gigaom's 'Internet of things'

    What I really like about it is that the host Stacey Higginbotham...
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    What controllers are Ethernet connected and have...

    What controllers are Ethernet connected and have a good API/webservice whatever I can get at?

    I am looking to use z-wave for my outdoor lighting but don't want to tie myself into a pure z-wave...
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    I would not do componant at all, because copy...

    I would not do componant at all, because copy prorection cannot be done over it, it maynot be long till content creators insist it is turned off.

    We used hdmi senders based on hdbaset and they...
  24. How do you do outdoor presence detection without nuisance tripping

    The council has installed new networked dimming LED street lighting (leafnet), which is great :-)

    The beam angle on them (by design) is so tight it only lights the pavements and road and not our...
  25. Thread: ElectricImp

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    ElectricImp

    I came across ElectricImp whilst googling round the internet sometime back.

    For those that haven't come across it, its a "network card" for machine automation, the idea is that the card does all...
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