x10 firecracker control

    Jun 06 2006 | 7:56 am
    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?
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    • Jun 06 2006 | 8:42 am
      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.