Last friday DHL knocked on my door to deliver a Raspberry Pi. For those that doesnt know what it is, it is a realy small computer running Linux. It didnt took long before I moved over my control software for lamps that uses a Tellstick from Telldus Technologies. Instead of normal light switches I have built in recivers from Nexa that is a remote controlled relay. This make me able to control almost all lighting in the house from anywhere.
Besides playing with my new Raspberry Pi I also built a plastic case to protect it somehow from my sons.
I will post more source code and project details soon on this. But for now have a look at my setup.
Gary
28/5/2012 19:10:38

Great work. Any chance you can post the source code? I would love to get my Tellstick working on my Raspberry Pi. My next step is then to get my USB UIRT working to control IR devices.

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David
29/5/2012 16:31:58

Thanks for your comment, I posted a installation instructions for tellstick in a later blog post but I assume you want something that actually has a user interface that is easier to use than the commandline tool. I will post it here in like 2-3 weeks when it is cleaned up. It is a django-based interface where everything is possible to do from a webinterface optimized for small screens.

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Gary
14/6/2012 08:35:04

Hi David, I posted on your other blog regarding installation. I'm working on a similar project using mqtt messages and an android front end. Perhaps we can put our heads together and start up an open source project.

Jacques
26/9/2012 03:01:07

Any luck with USB UIRT??

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Gary
26/9/2012 03:06:06

We had an early prototype working with USB UIRT. When I get a few minutes and have the latest image from David I'll finish it off. In the prototype I was able to send and receive IR signals. I could then press a remote key and have it turn off a Tellstick device.

Jacques
12/10/2012 00:06:48

I got my USB-UIRT working on Arch Linux ARM dist. In the end I'm not sure I will be able to use your image. (I was looking at it as an home automation solution). But unfortunately I can't find evidence of nexa making american wall sockets (I'm in Canada).

David
12/10/2012 01:59:01

Jaques: for a full list of supported brands see http://telldus.com/products/compability

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Jacques
12/10/2012 03:36:27

Sweet thanks, I'll look more into it.

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14/4/2014 19:52:57

nice post thanks for sharing this

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