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Member Since 12 Mar 2011
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In Topic: Netduino Plus Sold Out

28 April 2011 - 08:24 PM

I've got a shopping list of things I'm going to get from them and have held off until the Netduino Plus comes in.

Got my e-mail from Sparkfun "Hello, There are now 26 units of the Netduino Plus (DEV-10186) immediately available for purchase from SparkFun Electronics.".

By the time I got home to get my order together they were all sold out! Those things are selling like hot cakes!

In Topic: Netduino Plus home automation

23 April 2011 - 02:50 AM

We're working on that. :)

Today the answer is: sign an NDA with Sigma Designs, buy Sigma's Z-Wave devkit (~$3000 on Digikey), build .NET MF library to support Z-Wave, turn your Netduino into the ultimate home automation device, etc. But we have some ideas...


If your ideas include a ZMxxxx Wireless Module netduino shield and driver combo I'm in! I'm looking for turnkey here! :D

In Topic: Netduino Plus home automation

22 April 2011 - 11:48 PM

br549: thanks for supporting my old company :)

Thanks for creating a great product.

I guess it's only fitting that I ask, how do I turn the netduino into a z-wave device that will appear in the ThinkEssentials interface as a device that can be acted upon?

In Topic: Netduino Plus home automation

19 April 2011 - 11:59 PM

Z-Wave looks passable but the only double switches I've seen are one normal switch and one transmitter only. It seems to be dying off too.

I've been using Z-wave for about a year and I'm happy with it. I bought the ThinkStick Z-Wave USB Adapter. You can develop directly against it with .net or use the ThinkEssentials (Professional Edition) interface. I've iterated through my lights turning them on and off programmatically and it just works.

They have a good forum

I purchased all GE lighting:

ThinkEssentials showing my setup with 10 lights, furnace, and three door sensors.
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The door sensors turn on lights and I'm eventually going to hook up an alarm. I have outside lights turn on and off after dusk. I shut all lights off at night at bedtime and off again after I leave in the morning (no more forgetting to turn the lights off). I have lights turn on automatically in the morning so I don't have to fumble for light switches. I have the furnace turn on and off automatically at set times. I can control everything remotely and check the status of everything remotely. I have lights turn on and off randomly while on vacation to make it appear that someone is home. I'm eventually going to add motion sensors running off the netduino and will be mixing z-wave and netduino's programmatically via webservices and web pages running on my home server.

In Topic: Netduino Plus Sold Out

17 April 2011 - 09:49 PM

That sounds exactly like my setup! I've got a Netduino Plus permanently living in my garage controlling lights and the door. The Netduino is capable of hosting not just a web service but also the web ui too. I'm planning to write a slicker native Android ui but not got round to it yet.

Do you have your project posted? If so reply with the link.

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