X10 signal analyzer

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[hb] was having some serious issues with noise in the power line communication of his X10 home automation system. He decided to switch to an all RF module system eliminating the need for power line communication. While trying to improve his reliability he built a data logger. It is constructed out of a LEGO RCX and an X10 universal module. Once the RCX is set to listen it records every time that the module activates. A script is used to tell the universal module to trip at regular intervals. Missing time steps in the RCX’s log relate to missed commands. If you’re interested in home automation you should check our previous story and its comments.

8 thoughts on “X10 signal analyzer

  1. I’ve been trying to dig up that control your breaker/outlets from your pc article. that guy was the fucking man. He could see like statistical information about his electrical use and stuff.

  2. Nice, these home automation systems have been around for (20+?) years, of course under different brands. That’s good stuff, but why the zip-tie?

  3. hi hacker i need some information about plc hacking or plc sniffing i mean plc ( power line communication ) technology thanks before … if you have any article about it or discuss ,, please tell me

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