Home Automation Control GUI interface in XBMC with API - Dimming the Lights and such?
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First Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R1KH-YyDcU

Alright. I've played with this some more and I think I'm starting to put something together. I checked out Mister house and was really taken by it, but I want to really dig into this, so I opted to write some code myself. Right now I can detect when XBMC is playing something and I can turn a light on and off based on that. The code is written in Ruby and the LED is via an arduino. I think that I'm going to dim the lights via DMX. DMX is an awesome standard used in theatre (during High School I was a light board operator). Things like X10 and Insteon look interesting but it seems there's too many problems with error and interfacing. I welcome thoughts and feedback, and I'd be willing to post my hacked together code if anyone is interested in taking a look.

-Nick
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