[ubuntu-uk] OT: Home Automation

Philip Stubbs philip at stuphi.co.uk
Thu Jul 10 20:38:10 BST 2008

2008/7/10 Ian Pascoe <softy.lofty.ilp at btinternet.com>:
> 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.

I once herd someone claim that whatever you want to do, there is
probably going to be a Perl library already to do it.

Therefore have a look on CPAN.

Philip Stubbs

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