Want to control an array of devices using a single controller? Well, why don’y you make such a controller. Read on to know more on this.
The list of components that would be needed in order to complete the project can be listed as follows:
- Propeller development board
- E-net module
- An X10 firecracker kit
- TC4427CPA chip
- 9 pin male dsub connector
- Two 10K resistors
The project involves some very basic and simple steps that make the project easy to build and maintain even for the novice in the electronics field.
In order to create an efficient controller,the 110v devices should be connected to the propeller by using the X10 firecracker which would eventually enable the controller to control 256 devices simultaneously without encountering any serious issues.
Although the X10 is not a serial communication device, it may receive the data from the controller in order to make the decisions according to the signals sent out from the controller.
The user could also refer to the demo programs which shows how the firecracker can be controlled by the serial terminals. Two such demos are JM Firecracker demo and the FC demo . Both of the listed demo programs can be used with some small alterations to achieve efficient results in the project.