Run your house with an old Pocket PC

casio_guiGot an old Pocket PC lying around and don’t want to throw it out? An enterprising Casio E-125 owner has put together a system that lets him run his whole house using the old Casio and standard X-10 modules you can pick up almost anywhere. Using software he developed himself put together entirely in embedded Visual Basic, the enterprising Casio owner has been completely running his home for three years and the setup is still running strong. From the ability to control all the lighting in his home and garden, to voice announcements when major events occur, this system is the slickest I’ve seen yet using X-10 modules. Have a look at his project web site where he details the entire project, and discusses pitfalls he encountered along the way. Very nice project and worth a look.


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