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New home of djmjr home automation. Still working on this. The old pages are:
Reviews of Home Automation programs
My old dorm room's automation
Jason & Andrew's barcode-activated door
Old Dorm Automation Log

IR Repeater
Well, this isn't about automation per se, but I consider it one aspect, especially when expanded to included multiple receivers and emitters. I built the circuit into a Penguin Mint tin, with jacks for power, receiver in, and emitter out. The receiver and emitter both terminate to 1/8" plugs.

I used the circuit found on this page, and added a 5-volt regulator and some slightly different cap and resistor values to match what I had available. I used a (Sharp) receiver module I purchased from AllElectronics about a year and a half ago, and a stick-on emitter I got in the same order (I couldn't find either one for sale in a recent search). I'll try to remember to take some pictures of the whole setup -- my DVD player and VCR are hidden inside a modified old suitcase, and the emitter is in there with them. It's worked very well so far, with no issues.
[LINK] [No Comments] 2004-10-01 15:43:18 EST

New House
We'll be moving into our first house next month, so there should be some activity here in the next few months as I will actually have the opportunity to do some in-depth home automation. There's no basement, but the crawlspace is fairly large, so I should be able to run first floor wires without too much problem. I'm trying to start work on a layout now, so I may post that once I finish. (more...)
[LINK] [No Comments] 2003-05-29 11:21:01 EST

Home Automation Home
Updates of my Home Automation endeavors will be posted here.
[LINK] [No Comments] 2003-05-29 10:33:11 EST

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