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May 21, 2008

Twitter Home Automation

at 5:38 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, Cool Gadgets, Electronic Hacks

Looking for an inexpensive home automation system that can be controlled remotely? Look no further than Twitter and iLink INSTEON.

"Using Twitter, a new social networking site, you can set up your laptop and connect it to your light switches (or any other electrical device) and control the device by sending text messages to your twitter account. It’s a fairly simple setup using this software which controls this hightech lightswitch"

Via: HacknMod


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9 Responses to “Twitter Home Automation”

  1. lixy Says:

    That’s what passes for a hack these days?

  2. The voice in your head Says:

    So every request goes through your Twitter account? Seems like a pretty roundabout way of doing things.

  3. therian Says:

    🙁 this make me sad

    the easy normal and cheap (free if you already have router) way to do remote control thought network is using linsys router, it have 2 tll serial ports just solder 3 wires and talk to PIC (or anything you prefer)

  4. elektronika Says:

    hey it’s a very expensive switch 🙂

  5. James for Mile High Automation Says:

    Thanks for the review of their service.

  6. Insteon Says:

    Given the latency introduced through SMS->Network Provider->Twitter->Parser->Lighting, you’d be frustrated in no time of real use… Neat for show though.

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