Home Automation with Windows Workflow

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    Paul Andrew

    Check out this use of Windows Workflow Foundation. https://blogs.msdn.com/coding4fun/archive/2007/10/05/5296972.asp

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    chris

    ok, while I appreciate the use of Win Workflow, here my "green"  question.  Doesn't it take more power to run a computer that monitors your lights than you would save if you left them on and didn't have the computer running?

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    Stacy

    My computer is always running for other reasons. It's a media center, it runs my sprinkler system, my security system, and a few other things. It also shuts off the monitor and drives when thery're not in use, so it doesn't draw much power.

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    Connected Systems Chilled Out Blog

    Workflow: Just for a change a fun workflow project

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    Connecting Systems the Microsoft Way

    Home Automation with Windows Workflow Published 05 October 07 10:58 AM | Coding4Fun There are some pretty...

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    Vigilant

    >>It's a media center, it runs my sprinkler system, my security system, and a few other things.

    And what if it decides to BSOD you?

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    Clint

    Typically we think of robots as machines from science fiction or as industrial robots such as those that

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    Russian Coding 4 Fun

    Обычно мы представляем себе роботов как машины из научно-фантастической литературы или промышленные устройства

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    Brian

    This looks like a very interesting project. Quite a bit of time has passed since the article was written and I was wondering if any additional development has been done particularly with the Elk class. Has anyone expanded the Elk class to allow use of the RS232 port? If not I may attempt to modify the code to allow for RS232 serial communication since I have an Elk M1G but do not have the ethernet option. I did see the robotics article, but thought I might keep things simple and use straight vb.net (or C# if I am not able to convert the code from C# to vb.net). I had been thinking about trying to write some vb.net code to talk to the Elk when I ran across this code that might be a good jump start for my home automation project.

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    Brian

    Coding4Fun,

    Thanks for your response.

    I have not started yet, so I am not sure if I will have a problem or not. I was just curious if others had tried this project and if so, how well did it work out for them.

    Brian

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    Clint

    @Brian I'd imagine getting it to work on a serial port is pretty straight forward.  What is your exact problem?

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