AxialControl: Home Automation Server (Formerly InControl)

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yokel22
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AxialControl: Home Automation Server (Formerly InControl)

Post by yokel22 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:13 am

This is a plugin for AxialControl Home Automation Server http://www.axialcontrol.com/. Right now it's just basic one way communication, but i plan on adding events in the next version. I've tested things pretty well but only on my system. If something isn't working properly, LMK.

** added v1.0.1: fix a dumb bug stopping macro from proceeding. **
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AxialControlHA v1.0.1
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AxialControlHA v1.0
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Last edited by yokel22 on Thu May 04, 2017 3:31 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: AxialControl: Home Automation Server (Formerly InControl

Post by yokel22 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:26 am

Added Event Generation, Calling it v1.0. I plan on switching things over to a websocket connection when i can figure out the commands. But for the time being it's setup with a polling thread. This is optional and the polling time is configurable. It will generate event's in this format. "AxialControlHA.deviceName({'type': xxx, 'deviceID': 'xxx', 'value': 'xxx'}). I'm open to suggestion on the formatting of this but if you want to get the value for the event it can be parsed out like this:

deviceName:

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eg.event.suffix
deviceValue:

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eg.event.payload['value']
deviceType:

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eg.event.payload['type']
deviceID:

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eg.event.payload['deviceID']
Or you can do something like this in the screenshot(copy/paste this into your eg.tree):

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<EventGhost Version="1722">
    <Macro Name="Python Script" Expanded="True">
        <Event Name="AxialControlHA.*" />
        <Action>
            EventGhost.PythonCommand(u'print eg.event.suffix + " = " + str(eg.event.payload[\'value\'])')
        </Action>
    </Macro>
</EventGhost>
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AxialExample.jpg
Event usage Example
Last edited by yokel22 on Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:23 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: AxialControl: Home Automation Server (Formerly InControl

Post by yokel22 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:47 pm

This is a simple web app that uses this plugin and the webserver plugin. It still has a few small bugs to fix but is in pretty good working order if anyone feels like playing around with it. There are a few screenshots attached at the bottom of this post.

Step 1:
You will need version 1.0 or higher installed of the AxialControlHA plugin.

Step 2:
Open the attached eventghost tree.

Step 3:
Configure the AxialControl plugin with your server credentials. Also enable Event polling, i usually set my polling time to 5 seconds.
AxialControlConfig.jpg
AxialControlHA config
Step 4: Configure the Webserver plugin to point to the supplied html folder. Also set your prefferred port to run the webserver off of. (Note: if you experience any errors with the webserver plugin. Update to the newest version here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1663)
AxialWebserverConfig.jpg
Webserver Config
Step 5: Load the webpage in your prefferred web browser(Your PC's ip that runs EG and the port set in the webserver plugin. Example: 127.0.0.1:8099). You can run this in fullscreen on chrome by saving the link to desktop and choosing open in window.
AxialControlHAweb1.jpg
Axial home
AxialControlHAweb2.jpg
Axial switches
AxialControlHAweb3.jpg
Axial dimmers
AxialControlHAweb4.jpg
Axial Sensors
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AxialControlHA WebApp.zip
AxialControlHA Web App HTML files
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AxialControlHAwebTree.xml
AxialControlHA Web App EventGhost Tree xml
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