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    Hi Karam, This is an old post but relevant to...

    Hi Karam,
    This is an old post but relevant to what I am doing right now. Could I use a BC547C (RS 464-019 or Farnell 2126392) for that? I have loads of those and I am trying to set up a pulse...
  2. Thread: Wake on lan

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    Wake on lan

    I would like to have a DLNA server woken up when my receiver is turned on. The receiver has no wake on lan but Cortex can help.
    I could do the easier way with a script but I want to try the Xap/API...
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    Energy monitoring via RF

    Time of the year to consider a new project.... I want to monitor has meter which is outside and I would prefer avoiding wiring. I am quite keen on the openenergymonitoring stuff but I "must" have...
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    I have a 1500 L thermal store that has pockets...

    I have a 1500 L thermal store that has pockets specifically for temp monitoring. I just hooked thermistors into an analogue module and all has been well for the last 4 years. I only had an incident...
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    Supper! Thanks Viv

    Supper!
    Thanks Viv
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    So let me try to get this right: In my picture I...

    So let me try to get this right:
    In my picture I connect power from idratek rig at (+) and (-)
    I also connect (-) and A to the module sensor (a volt free connection).
    Can anyone with electronics...
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    I have it 3mts high looking down and sideways. I...

    I have it 3mts high looking down and sideways. I will post results when working.
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    PIR Sensor into Cortex

    I have one of these outside:
    http://www.gjd.co.uk/?id=opalxl
    Manual here:
    http://www.gjd.co.uk/pdf/techOpalXLUK.pdf

    I would like to connect it into Idratek using its 12v power supply from one...
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    Infrared codes

    I know we can learn codes from the ITRs and DFPs and that is what I have been doing. However, as some may know, the interesting part of controlling Home Entertainment Equipment with remotes is about...
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    dH/dt

    I will try dH/dt this weekend and will give feedback
    Thanks
  11. Getting rid of remotes

    I am sure this will bring memories to some. There was a time when people had 2, 3,4,5 or more remotes to control their AV system. Worse, since enthusiasts tend to be unfaithful to brands(reference...
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    dH/dt

    Ok, I am starting to understand the complexity of the task but could someone explain what dH/dt measures? Thanks
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    Humidity

    Now a more technical question. I am a bit lost here. Considering that my major concern is humidity condensation, which should be my best trigger for the extractors? Relative humidity, dew point or...
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    Extractor fan

    Thanks for your promptly answer Gumby. I am using the simple on/off load to check if everything is fine. Major concern is humidity since Cortex control temperature well and in scotland a heat wave...
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    Extractor fan and/or heat recovery

    I just installed an whole house extractor with 3 speeds. Any suggestion for the object to control it? The wiring is 230v with first speed at live and additional second and third speeds connected to...
  16. Thread: Linux MCE

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    Linux MCE

    Here I am again bothering with linux.... ;)
    But this is for the Idratek guys that understand the protocol. I am reading about the linux MCE which in turn is connected to Pluto. I invested a lot on...
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    Lots of GU10 LED

    Lots of GU10 LED
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    Just remember it is a trade between WAF and fatty...

    Just remember it is a trade between WAF and fatty steak barbecue marinated with beer....
  19. Thread: xAP and Linux

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    Linux, xAP and Mythtv

    I tried the links from Patrick and all seems to be broken. Is there any further documentation to implement xAP on linux and develop a plugin to mythtv? Anyone with experience on that? Thanks
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    You actually helped a lot!! I searched your...

    You actually helped a lot!! I searched your comments and came up with a mythtv function that may solve the problem: display_mythosd . I am digging into it right now
  21. Thread: Cooking ...

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    Cooking experience

    IMHO we should leave cooking as a primitive act. It is an experience and an exercise of imaginative creation of new and different results each time. Whoever had the experience of eating day after day...
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    Don't say it too loud. Wife is dietitian and...

    Don't say it too loud. Wife is dietitian and would love something like that.... I, myself, like my drinks and barbecue.... not a good combination with scale home automation...;)
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    Relay

    Yes, that is what I saw as well as this but they all need to connect into a power supply. I am also looking at a DIY with a QT100 connected to an idratek module. The IC needs 5v and the question that...
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    Not so boring if I find the right stuff

    I was looking arround and came up with a challenge. There are some proximity sensing devices that you can put behind the tiles and thus switch light. However, they use the 230V and I want to use...
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    Bluetooth

    I was looking at this and remembered about this thread. Why not a presence detector for the security system in which cortex identify your presence and DFP2 politely ask for the password to disable...
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