Automation

Home Automation Controller – HAI OmniPro II

Might as well start with the big guns!  Probably the most important decision of Quadomated and for any home automation project is which security/automation panel will be the central brains of your system? I researched this question for several months and found the folks at
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Home Automation Overview

One of the primary goals when I started Quadomated was to document the building of a “passive solar smart automated home.”  Throughout this journey I showed bits and pieces of the pre-wiring, wrote posts/took pictures of the individual subsystems, and in a couple places even
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The Home Automation Is Finally Happening!

It’s about time! Hey friends! Got some absolutely awesome news about my home automation progress. Go figure, Facebook absolutely saved the day a few weeks ago, when I made the plea for help across my “social network”, and got a response from several friends of a
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Coax, Network, Phone Distribution

Maybe a new spin for some of you dog followers out there, but back to some technical stuff. That is after all why this blog was created and is all (well mostly… now that I’ve got Caleb) about! Don’t want anyone thinking I forgot I’m a nerd! Finally starting to
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Thanksgiving Automation Wiring

Who would have ever thought that the holidays would be such a great time to get a bunch of work done! My sister and her husband made it home early Wednesday afternoon, and guess what Andrew and I got all sorts of things done. Seems that my brother-in-law isn’t too good at
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More Automation Wiring

There has been a whole lot accomplished with the automation system. Major complements to my dad for being the prime mover behind making it all happen. I was a little bit nervous about working with my dad on all this wiring, because we don’t always see eye to eye (I am an
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Audio Distribution Wiring

Had a pretty remarkable day working up on the hill with… go figure… my dad! No arguing, father/son back and forth, just put your head down get a bunch of work done type going at it. We actually made quite the team and pulled 1000 feet of speaker wire to several locations
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Groundwork, Humongous Monoprice Order

So yeah, it has been a few days, but I’ve just been so busy getting everything ready for the electrical (i.e. the high-voltage and low voltage stuff) that I’ve been focusing in on that. You should see the Excel document with 7 worksheets, one in particular with more
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HAI Omnipro II Test Bay

I made some major progress with the home automation system this Saturday with the help of my good buddy Craig. We snipped and stripped a few wires and get everything set up on my test bay so that I could test each subsystem one at a time in a controlled environment. So far
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Automation System Rundown

There has been a steady stream of UPS and FedEx trucks rolling in and out of our driveway over the past few weeks. What have they been bringing, but my automation equipment! I had the perfect opportunity to get everything organized this weekend. My sister and her husband (yes…
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