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  • In reply to: XBMC & LightwaveRF

    April 13, 2015 at 14:39 #18875
    iddqd
    Participant

    Hi, sorry – forum didn’t notify me of your reply.

    http://netio.davideickhoff.de/en/projects/8

    NetIO is the software I use, its a GUI builder for Android/iOS…makes it really quite easy to build an app that talks with back-end systems like XBMC and other HA software. That page also contains links to the XBMC doc (bit of bedtime reading) and a pre-made GUI with all the standard remote commands.

    Good luck!

    In reply to: XBMC & LightwaveRF

    March 22, 2015 at 12:51 #18695
    iddqd
    Participant

    Interesting find, thanks for sharing.

    I have written my own system and control LWRF & XMBC through a custom app. The XBMC control is via JSONRPC functionality that’s built in to XBMC, so no need for scripts/plug-ins etc. It would be trivial for my system to send appropriate LWRF radio commands on reception of XBMC controls, however the solution you suggest has the advantage of also reacting to other XBMC control input that doesn’t originate from the custom app (e.g. IR remote).

    When I get a chance i’ll have a bash with that plug-in too, let me know if you get stuck.

    Cheers,
    Ryan

    In reply to: LightwaveRF compatible RF Relay modules

    February 26, 2015 at 16:24 #18489
    iddqd
    Participant

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400841382634

    I assume this is the mains-powered, enclosed unit? 10A switching too. Will report back when it arrives sometime within the next 6 years… 😉

    In reply to: LightwaveRF compatible RF Relay modules

    February 11, 2015 at 00:33 #18345
    iddqd
    Participant

    Nice find, 5A switching for the tenth of the price of 2A switching in the LWRF inline relays is very attractive! 🙂

    In reply to: Heating UDP commands

    February 8, 2015 at 16:54 #18292
    iddqd
    Participant

    Hi,

    Sorry, I wasn’t particularly clear. I do have a home thermostat and wanted to know the commands to control that, I wasn’t looking for direct control of the boiler switch.

    I was struggling to get the android app to add the thermostat, but after trying on a different device running an older Android version it’s now linked OK and I’ve been able to get the codes myself using Wireshark. I hadn’t appreciated that it’s the same command to control the Thermostat as the TRVs, as reported previously on the forum: !R1DhF*tPx.x where X is the desired temperature in Celsius. I particularly like that you can listen for the JSON response and get some good feedback too 🙂

    On a side note: is anyone else struggling to get the app working properly on Android 5.0.2? I have it on a Moto G (2014) and I can’t get it out of remote mode (meaning commands take forever to get actioned) and I suspect that also caused the problem in getting the heating control added in the first place. Works fine on an old ICS device…

    Cheers,
    Ryan