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  • Re: Using a raspberry Pi as a DIY equivalent to Logitech Harmony

    Did the files that crossbyte sent help. The essence of the solution is to use a raspberry pi (rpi) with openhab as the brains of the system. Openhab is a framework for writing home automation systems. you define a set of bindings/things/items which represent the devices and state/commands for those devices. Beo remote signals can be intercepted and used a set of state data that can trigger rules. the rules can interpret the data from the remote signal, and then send commands to devices such as switch
    Posted to The BeoRemote One & BT (Forum) by samsp on Mon, Nov 25 2019
  • Re: Beolab 2 aux input cable, Beolab 8000 spares

    Similar question - I have a pioneer 7.1 receiver and klipsh sub. I have 5 beolab 6000's connected via RCA and a custom 8 pin din to force the speakers on while in use - so that they don't keep toggling on/off based on the presence of surround sound. I have been lusting after the BL2 to match the beolabs. If I replace the existing sub, how would I connect a beolab 2? Should I make a cable for the beolab 2 that takes the sub output from the receiver and the 5v signal. Which pins does the BL2
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by samsp on Tue, Sep 10 2019
  • Re: Beolab 8000 - recloth frets for less than 10GBP

    Any recommendations on the type of double sided tape?
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by samsp on Sun, Sep 8 2019
  • Re: Using a raspberry Pi as a DIY equivalent to Logitech Harmony

    My newest discovery is the Lutron Binding in openhab. In conjunction with the Caseta Pro hub (needs to be the Pro version), it enables control of Caseta, RA2 etc devices, but also listening to Pico remotes. Pico remotes are sized to go in a Decora switch plate, or be used as a wireless remote. So if you want the clean home automation feel, you can mount them on the wall, either as part of a gang of switches, or fake up your own gang with them. Each button on the remote becomes its own switch in openhab
    Posted to The BeoRemote One & BT (Forum) by samsp on Sun, Aug 18 2019
  • Re: Using a raspberry Pi as a DIY equivalent to Logitech Harmony

    [quote user="crossbytje"] It was a bit of searching and getting into details setting up the IR receiver part, but using Sam's help and code, it all came together. Once the openhab server can receive commands, it's all a matter of 'programming' the right actions to follow. The openhab system is very powerful, and allows much more than simply executing commands based on received codes. In the future, I might see what else I'll build into the system. (There's e.g. easy
    Posted to The BeoRemote One & BT (Forum) by samsp on Sun, Aug 18 2019
  • Re: Using a raspberry Pi as a DIY equivalent to Logitech Harmony

    [quote user="crossbytje"] In the meanwhile I have acquired a BeoRemote One BT and an IR eye, still awaiting my arduino hardware to hook everything up. I wondered, in your setup, the specs of the AV Receiver are not too important? 4K devices are directly connected to the TV, and sound is fed into the receiver separately? Would you say this is 'suboptimal'? I wondered what the up/downside to this approach is. Is there a reason why you (or me) would want a newer receiver to connect
    Posted to The BeoRemote One & BT (Forum) by samsp on Sun, Aug 18 2019
  • Re: Using a raspberry Pi as a DIY equivalent to Logitech Harmony

    [quote user="crossbytje"] So far, I'm still using my old receiver/amp, which is too old to control with anything else than its own IR remote. The same holds for my TV. So I'm still bound to their remotes, but I'll have them upgraded later this year I guess. [/quote] if you are using a raspberry pi, then you could use an IR board to send the signals to your TV and amp. The Lirc binding in openhab enables you to send individual IR codes. Each remote configured in Lirc becomes
    Posted to The BeoRemote One & BT (Forum) by samsp on Sun, Aug 18 2019
  • Re: Using a raspberry Pi as a DIY equivalent to Logitech Harmony

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    Posted to The BeoRemote One & BT (Forum) by samsp on Fri, Aug 16 2019
  • Re: Using a raspberry Pi as a DIY equivalent to Logitech Harmony

    The reason to use an arduino / Pi combo is so that the pi doesn’t need to be doing realtime monitoring of the signal from the ir reciever/eye. That is a full time job, where you want to be as "close to the metal as possible", and an arduino does it well. The arduino sketch (code) is basically a tight for loop, waiting for IR pulses, and then timing them. Doing this with a Pi would be more tricky as it would need to be tied to an interrupt, and the Pi has other higher-level functions
    Posted to The BeoRemote One & BT (Forum) by samsp on Fri, Aug 16 2019
  • Re: Using a raspberry Pi as a DIY equivalent to Logitech Harmony

    Arduino to Pi is simple - the USB connection acts as a USB serial port, so I use the serial binding in OpenHab to listen. I customized the code to listen for returns, so it doesn't have to poll as much. It along with a diagram of the connections inside the eye are in your inbox. CEC has bus semantics. Devices only have one connection, but once on the bus, you can talk to regardless of what its connected to. So the Pi can be connected to the reciever along with some sources, and other sources
    Posted to The BeoRemote One & BT (Forum) by samsp on Sun, Aug 4 2019
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