In this video, I showcase my home automated light system controlled by X10, Tasker, AutoVoice, AutoRemote, X10 Commander Server and EventGhost.
With each toggle (on/off) command, the phone sends an AutoRemote message to EventGhost to turn the light on if it’s off or off if it’s on. The plugin for EventGhost that receives all the commands sent and received by the X10 unit to keep track of each light’s status.
With Dimming, I use the X10 Commander server, Tasker and AutoVoice to send dim or bright commands to the unit I want to control. Although learning regular expressions was not an easy feat, I accomplished some futuristic control of my house with words that don’t have to sound so abrupt or robotic. I command the phone to dim the lights to a percentage, it will compile the command and send an HTTP Get statement to the X10 Commander server.
The commands; “It’s too bright in the living room” or “It’s too dark in the living room”, I use Tasker to set “Living Room” to the unit code and the “Bright” function if it’s too dark, or vice versa for bright.
If I say “It’s too bright in here” Tasker will control the last unit it turned on/off/dimmed/brightened.
In upcoming videos, I’ll explain more about how the thermostat, lighting and home theater all come together to create customized scenes in my home any time of the day.
I’ll try to get these videos out as fast as I can but I want to make sure everything is covered in each video so you’ll be able to see how it all comes together.
Next up, The “Away” (security) system.