Dark night, wind howling blah blah.   Honestly it is not an alarm system, it is a joke mash up to keep people away from my front door.  Works pretty simply and is a great example of how all these hardware devices can communicate easily together. Step 1. Motion is triggered by the Foscam camera. […]

UPDATE: I upload my hacked Z-wave controller code to: https://github.com/tagroup/open-zwave-tcp-socket-server-and-client Decided to try some easy home automation with my Raspberry Pi using the Aeon Labs Z-Stick S2, GE Wireless Outdoor Module (45604), open-zwave interface, and the openzwave-control-panel.  The goal was simple.  I wanted to turn a light on and off without leaving my chair or moving […]

Setup was fairly easy but there were a few sticky spots.  You should have make, build-essentials and whatever else already on your PI. Downloaded source and source for wxWidgets Downloaded ftp://ftp.rsasecurity.com/pub/pkcs/pkcs-11/v2-20/ (pkcs#11 .h files) export PKCS11_INC=/home/pi/crypto make WX_ROOT=/home/pi/wx/ wxbuild make WXSTATIC=1 When using small 200 mb encrypted file containers, everything seems zippy. [email protected]:/mnt/bkdrive/Alison# truecrypt -m=nokernelcrypto encrypttest.tc /mnt/tc […]