X10 Garage Door Opener - Bookshelf
The voltage triggers your opener to do its thing. The Universal Module does the same thing, but is based on X10 signals rather than your finger presses. You'll need to connect a 2-conductor wire in parallel with your garage door opener button.
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"If you have ever wished that you could have the security and convenience of a smart home, I'm here to tell you from experience that you can. . . . and you really don't have to spend a lot of money if you don't want to do so. Whether you're a geek or not, home automation technology is within your grasp. You can discover how you can make your home a safer, easier place to live. It doesn't matter whether you're experienced in this sort of thing, because you can learn in less time than you think. Did you know that it's not unusual for upscale homeowners to pay $30,000 to $50,000 for high end home automation? I can show you how to do it for one-tenth of that. In fact, you don't even have to spend that much. If you just want to get your feet wet and spend twenty to thirty dollars on your house, you can do so and still accomplish some cool things. If by chance you find that the bug has "bitten," you can later build upon what you've done BECAUSE. . . I'll show you the RIGHT WAY to approach home automation, and sources for lots of useful products. Using a 'modular' approach, it becomes easy to achieve your goals. Once you learn the basics of security systems, X10, infrared, and a few other relatively simple things, you'll be amazed at how easy they are to integrate under a single smart home controller. Integrating the Smart Home & its Owner presents all sorts of great tips on products, techniques, and ECONOMICAL ways of doing home automation with JDS Stargate. Following this is an illustrated step-by-step installation complete with photos and diagrams so you can see how it all fits together in the real world." - The author (Andy Jackson) has founded several home entertainment companies in theCincinnati, Ohio area, and is also a former network engineer holding Microsoft and Cisco certifications.
In addition to controlling built-in or plug-in lights, you can use X10 to • Trigger lights in your home when the garage doors are opened • Prevent unauthorized use of electric outlets • Lock-out a garage door opener; plug your garage door ...
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Get the home of tomorrow, today! Absolute Beginner's Guide to Home Automation will help you turn your ordinary home into a high-tech haven. Want to schedule your lights to turn on while you're on vacation? Stuck late at work and want to start the roast you put in the crock pot this morning? You can make it all happen with the help of existing 110V electrical wiring in your home and this step-by-step tutorial. Through simple, do-it-yourself instructions, you will walk through the process of outfitting every room in your home with a network connection that you can control with a few clicks on your computer keyboard. Complete with illustrations and photographs, Absolute Beginner's Guide to Home Automation will have you riding the wave of the future in no time.
The most common home application for radio remote control is the electric garage door opener. ... tape recorders) Acoustic (Clapper, WhistleSwitch, voice- actuated tape recorders) AC wire carrier (X-10 home lighting control) Ultrasonic ( Zenith ...
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The 20th century saw radical changes to the pulse and quality of its everyday life, thanks to a wave of astonishing inventions that improved virtually every aspect of daily existence. Some inventions became essential household products we continue to use today. Others were replaced by new and improved inventions. This invaluable reference presents more than 40 alphabetical categories of everyday inventions for the home and domestic life, grouped by purpose or function. Inventions covered in Encyclopedia of Modern Everyday Inventions include ballpoint pens, coffee makers, electric guitars, hair dryers, the Internet, remote controls, zippers, and many other daily household items. Articles detail each invention's history, including how it works and what future developments are possible. A portrait of the larger historical, technological, and cultural landscape helps students understand why certain products were invented and how the future could alter the need for these products. An index and cross-references allow readers to easily find specific inventions of interest. Illustrations and diagrams complement the text.