The X10 Book

Arduino

“BroHogan” explains his “X10 Book – First Edition:”

A “hollowed out” book is used to house an Arduino which is interfaced to a PSC05/TW523 X10 module. The book will display the X10 signals on the power line using descriptive names. X10 type “macros” can be created and it will also send commands entered by the TV remote. Scheduled commands can be sent as well.

One or more of 8 LEDs and 4 relays can be set based on the “profile” of the command received. A tilt switch reorients the display so the book can be vertical or horizontal.

X10 Book – Case Mod

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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