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re: UPDATED: I want to start installing smart light switches and need advice..... - mchias1 on 12/29/17 at 5:34 pm
You can also install one of these: [link=(https://www.amazon.com/Aeotec-Z-Wave-Micro-Dimmer-2nd/dp/B00IRI1CEK/ref=pd_cp_60_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=7Y6C5JQ47TYVKEKY22J9)]aeotec zwave micro switch[/link] You need to find the last switch that goes to your lights, then put this device between ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Addressable LEDs for Christmas display - mchias1 on 12/18/17 at 10:21 am
check out some of the videos this guy does. he's kind of douchey, but for what i'm thinking of doing he explains exactly what i would need. [link=(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7G4tLa4Kt6A9e3hJ-HO8ng/videos)]DrZzs youtube videos[/link]...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Moto Z2 Force. Flawed but fantastic. - mchias1 on 11/29/17 at 3:53 pm
i haven't "ordered" it from Moto yet. i got my phone through best buy when it first came out because i got it for $17/month for 24 months. Best buy also threw in the 1st gen speaker mod. verify about the lease thing. i read it as after the 18 months you would pay [Retail-(total lease payments)]...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Moto Z2 Force. Flawed but fantastic. - mchias1 on 11/29/17 at 3:32 pm
I have the z2 force on sprint in baton rouge. old phone was the original moto x. the z2 is such an upgrade on signal for me. i sometimes get better signal than wife's S7. if you do get one, make sure you get a screen protector. i've dropped my phone a couple times already in the 3 months i've...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Smart Watch Advice - mchias1 on 11/21/17 at 12:27 pm
I have a moto 360 sport. I have 0 daily issues with the watch. Has build in GPS and heart rate sensor, so don't need my phone if I want to use a tracker, like Runkeeper. Another plus is the watch can be had for $100-150. The only downside I have with this watch is the watch band is non-replace...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Question for Smart Home lighting knowledge folks.... - mchias1 on 11/10/17 at 10:55 am
Unless CAD can find something, I think you may in SOL. Phillips uses "Zigbee light link" protocal, which apparently is not compatible with regular zigbee light switches, that work with Wink or Smartthings. Searching for "zigbee light link switch" does not come up with anything useful....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Oh this is why people hate cable companies.... - mchias1 on 10/19/17 at 7:51 am
I have a HDHomerun Prime. You cannot view OnDemand through it. You can watch pay-per-view and sports packages (I used to get CenterIce). The prime allows you to watch/record 3 channels from 1 COAX wire with 1 cablecard (usually $2.95/month). SiliconDust has a free app that lets you watch...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
re: Moto Z Play a bad idea to buy now? - mchias1 on 9/6/17 at 3:02 pm
The new Z play is unlocked for all 4 major carriers. The verizon one is just $400, where the unlocked one is $500. The unlocked version comes with 64GB storage and 4GB ram compared to verizon of 32GB and 3GB ram. I have the new Z2 force on sprint. Have had it for about a month now. I'm loving ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Educate me on Z-Wave - mchias1 on 8/8/17 at 3:07 pm
@lsufanintexas have you been able to get your stuff set up? i just installed homeassistant on my pi. finding the learning curve a higher than homegenie. definitely would not recommend to someone unless they want to really learn and dive into coding. think they need a simpler interface for non-...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Educate me on Z-Wave - mchias1 on 8/4/17 at 7:46 pm
I've had no issues with distances as well or traveling through most walls. The ONLY walls I can't get through is my front porch which is stucco walls. The wire mesh used to hold the stucco on blocks the signal. Regular wood or brick walls shouldn't be an issue. I tried putting a outdoor zwav...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Educate me on Z-Wave - mchias1 on 8/4/17 at 7:33 pm
I got 120vac relay with 5v coil off Amazon. I'd recommend finding one with a 3v coil. The pi DO only output 3.3v for a high. I had to add a transistor in series with the relay coil to switch ground on so I didn't burn up my Pi outputs. Also not sure if you need a relay that supports up to 120....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Educate me on Z-Wave - mchias1 on 8/4/17 at 5:25 pm
Yes you can group devices in a room. Gene (the guy who wrote it) has a lot of good info on his webpage. The forms are also handy. Unfortunately Gene has stopped development. He doesnt have time to devote to it. But being open source, the community is always looking for new modules. I only kn...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Educate me on Z-Wave - mchias1 on 8/4/17 at 2:54 pm
Don't need a repeater. The zwave devices will work as a repeater. I use a rapberry pi with homegenie (open source software). You'd need a zwave dongle. Recommend the zwave stick from aeon labs. I like homegenie. Simple to use interface but also allows to create code in C, python, or Java....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Napoleon - Kenmore fridge help - mchias1 on 5/29/17 at 8:47 pm
Thanks for the amazing feedback, as always. I tried accessing the control panel yesterday. Couldn't find it anywhere so I assumed it was behind the control "knobs". I was never able to get that front face plate off. However in my moving stuff I ended up moving the freezer knob back and forth a b...
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Napoleon - Kenmore fridge help - mchias1 on 5/28/17 at 6:12 pm
I have a kenmore model 10656936600. It stopped working yesterday. I'm trying to troubleshoot it, but can't find a manual anywhere online. all i have is the wire schematic. I'm trying to locate the thermostat and control board. We ended up buying a new fridge, but would like to see if the kenmor...
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re: Used to be a card-carrying member of MAME scene but fell off the wagon - mchias1 on 5/18/17 at 3:06 pm
The emulators I have on my tablet (GBA and DS), the rom websites are easy to find through google. Download a zip file to my tablet, then the emulator loads the zip file....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Used to be a card-carrying member of MAME scene but fell off the wagon - mchias1 on 5/18/17 at 2:17 pm
my coworker casts his emulator(s) from his phone/tablet to his TV. Uses a bluetooth controller to play with....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: It's almost garden time boys! - mchias1 on 5/11/17 at 7:55 am
Looking to start a worm bucket to create some fertilizer using kitchen and garden scraps. Anyone know where in the Baton Rouge area I could get the composting worms (Red Wigglers) locally? ...
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re: Tablo, Tivo, or HD Homerun - mchias1 on 4/21/17 at 9:56 am
I can only speak of the HD Homerun. I have a prime and run in with windows media center currently. If you want a OTA homerun, you would need to roll your own DVR. You can take your pick, Kodi, SageTV, etc. Any open source DVR would work. As far as pay DVR's: Silicon Dust is also current...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
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