x10 firecracker control

Jun 6, 2006 at 7:56am

x10 firecracker control

Does anyone have any thoughts on controlling an X10 Firecracker
(http://www.smarthome.com/1141.html) serial lighting automation
interface? I think I can put something together in java to control it,
maybe as a mxj, maybe as a UDP server, but I’d just like to know if
anyone has had any related experience with this device.

Or maybe there’s a finished external out there somewhere that hasn’t
been shared?

Powerbook G3/500 640/40 – Stilll great for audio!
Max/MSP, Live 4, DP4, & various hardware synths

Jun 6, 2006 at 8:42am

I wasn’t able to communicate with the Firecracker using the serial object in Max because it uses a non-standard protocol, it sends messgages to pins the serial object can’t adress. I have instead decided to access it using Python which is really simple, there is a Python module made for the Firecracker and it works #1.


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