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(Last updated: Sat Mar 25, 2017)

Home Automation

Home automation and control (HA) Software (source code and links mostly) for the home automation devices Insteon PowerLinc V2, CM11A, CM17 (Firecracker), LynX10, WM918, HCS II and CPUXA. Links to other hardware/software packages can be found on these pages also. If you know of any additional links please contact me at:

Current Status:


03/24 - Ooops just neede dto fix a mistake in the links below (arg).

03/18 - It's been very busy at work so I haven't really been able to play as much as I'd like and post to the web pages. But that hasn't totally stopped me from playing. :-) One of the things I've been working on is my TCF2017 HA Presentation. I'll have the slides presented there shortly. I'm also working on the Installation notes that I promised. These will be a work in progress. So I'll update them every few days. There's a lot that went into the install of all this software. For now I'll post this and work from there.

01/29 - I've been pretty busy with work (classes and projects) but I have had a little time to work on my HA. One of my pet projects is getting the collection of ESP8266 like devices I've collected setup and running with MQTT code and OTA support. I've also been spending a lot of time finding other folks Smart Home blogs. Such as Tinkerman blog and Esp8266 Hints blog.

01/02 - Uhm, wow, happened again. Yes, I've been busy, family, health, home and work have all conspired to keep me away from my hobby (the nerve!). Anyway I've not totally forgotten about HA. While I still have some X10 wireless most of my HA is now ZigBee, Z-Wave or custom boards. In the middle sits MQTT and that shares the (pub/sub) topics with all the other software. Yes, all the other software I have can now control or monitor any device or sensor. Add to that mix Node-Red (node.js), and the ESP8266 with OTA> updates and we now have some of the easiest DIY devices and software to build what you can imagine.

On that front I bring 2 blogs that I like a lot. First is Pete Scargill's Tech Blog. Pete's got lots of interesting subject and quite the background in HA. He's been posting a lot of his Node-Red, ESP8266 and Raspberry Pi setup.

The second is Jonathan Oxer's I really like his Youtube channel on his SuperHouse/HA stuff.

The History page - where the old updates are moved to.