Computer Controlled Christmas 2009

Well it’s that time again already, Christmas is on our doorstep. During the month of November we begin putting up all our lights as it is no small task. Unpacking lights from last year can sometimes be a tangled mess, once that’s sorted all lights move onto the testing stage. Last few years I have Read more about Computer Controlled Christmas 2009[…]

Home Automation Project – The Beginning

I’ve always been fascinated with using the computer to control real world devices. So I embarked upon this little project to teach myself more about this topic. I started out some time ago and wrote a application in VB6 to automate my irrigation system. Simple enough task, I went and purchased some inline solenoids to Read more about Home Automation Project – The Beginning[…]

Computer Controlled Christmas 2007/2008

Who doesn’t love Christmas? I know my family does and we especially enjoy driving around looking at all the houses and their light displays. I grew up helping dad put up his display each year, it was the best in the street. When I moved into my own place we had a little rivalry each Read more about Computer Controlled Christmas 2007/2008[…]