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I got ahold of some Phidgets on the weekend. These are basically USB I/O devices for amateur robotics, but I’m looking at their use in the home automation space.

Phidgets Interface Kit 8/8/8
They have drivers for lots of operating systems, and APIs for almost any programming platform under the sun.

Getting the I/O connected and controlled from a .NET application was a breeze, including the Interface Kit 8/8/8 and the little R/C Servo Controller. That little servo could certainly move a damper in a heating duct, and they have lots of environmental sensors. The wheels have started turning…


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