[ubuntu-uk] OT: Home Automation

Ian Pascoe softy.lofty.ilp at btinternet.com
Thu Jul 10 20:29:18 BST 2008


Evening all

I seem to recall from previous postings that we have a couple of home
automation peeps lurking on the list.

I've been presented with a "working" temperature sensor that uses RS-485
standard, together with a USB convertor.  The problem is that it came with
no software to grab hold of / display the data.  So two questions.

1.  Does anyone know of an open source app, either windows or linux that
will be able to grab hold of this data and maybe display it too?

and/or

2.  Is anyone aware of a library that can get this data - I am presumeing
that the standard USB library won't work by itself.

But as I'm only just getting to grips with this, I could in fact be barking
up the wrong tree!

TIA

Ian





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