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by seb007
Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Home automation project
Replies: 5
Views: 4455

Re: Home automation project

Looks great! And allows chaining. I have an issue with this card: It includes the 250v relays. I'd like to use regular relays, because I doubt those ones will be accepted during the installation inspection by officials (Belgian norms). However, I can certainly use those relays to command the "regula...
by seb007
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Home automation project
Replies: 5
Views: 4455

Re: Home automation project

Thanks for the answer. I need to make a completely new installation, so I was thinking about something cheaper with distinct command/power. It looks like X10 switches and modules will be more expensive, right? I am looking for an interface with several inputs/outputs between the raspberry pi and the...
by seb007
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Home automation project
Replies: 5
Views: 4455

Home automation project

Hi, I'd like to use a raspberry pi for the complete automation of my house. I don't have a lot of time to set it up now, but I need to start the electrical installation. So, at first, I would like to pass all the cables and get a working installation using 12v remote control switches. Do you think i...
by seb007
Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Control usb hard drive
Replies: 0
Views: 643

Control usb hard drive

Hi, I am using XBMC on the raspberry, and I would like to connect my esata hard drive to if (By using a sata->usb adaptor with a separate power supply). With such a configuration, is there a way for the raspberry pi to shutdown the HDD when it is not in use (let's say after xx minutes of inactivity ...

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