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Z-Wave Aeon Labs Minimote

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Product Name: Aeon Labs Minimote

Feature and Functions:

  • a remote control

  • capable of adding, removing, and controlling other z-wave devices (as primary controller)

  • automatic rediscovery of Z-wave network and becoming a secondary controller.

Operational Procedures:

  1. Inclusion-Mode (as primary controller only)

    – press button “include” – blue LED blinks slowly

    – press button on device – blue and red LED will blink quickly – blue LED will stay solid for 2 seconds to indicate success / red LED will stay solid for 2 seconds to indicate failure

    – Blue LED continue to blink slowly and can repeat for all other devices

    – if it is a secondary controller, the Red LED will stay solid with 2 seconds then exit the mode.

  2. Removal mode (as primary controller only)

    – press button “remove” – red LED will blink slowly

    – press button on the device – blue LED will stay solid for 2 seconds to indicate success or red LED stays solid for 2 seconds to indicate failure

    – red LED continue to blink and can continue to remove other devices

  3. Creating scenes ( and removing Z wave devices from scenes)

    – press and hold the scene button – blue LED will blink fast

    – while still holding the button, press on the button of the devices – blue LED will stay solid

    then adjust the device to the level you want

    – release the scene button to complete adding the device

    – if repeat for the same device, it will be removed from the scene

  4. All – On ( turn on ALL Z wave devices in the network)

    – press and hold the top left and top right scene buttons together

  5. All – Off ( turn off all Z-wave devices in the network)

    – press and hold the bottom left and bottom right scene button together

  6. Dim Up/down – brighten / dim the zwave devices associated to a scene

    – press and hold the button – blue led will blink slowly

    – release when the desired level is reached

  7. Association

    – press the button “ associate” – blue LED blinks slowly

    – press the button on the destination device ( slave) – blue LED blinks quickly

    – press button on the source device ( routing slave – sensor, controller) – blue LED stays solid for 2 seconds to indicate success; red to indicate failure

    – repeat for all other source devices

    – press any other button to exit

  8. Disassociation

    – press and hold the button “associate” – red LED blinks slowly

    – press the button on the source – blue LED stays solid for a while

  9. B ecoming a secondary controller

    – press button “learn” – blue LED blink slowly

    – press button on primary controller (include) – blue and red blink quickly

    – blue led stays solid for 2 seconds to indicate success; red to indicate failure

  10. Reset

    – press and hold both “associate” and “learn” for 10 seconds

    – red LED blinks from slow to fast

    – blue LED stays solid for 2 seconds to indicate success

  11. Rediscovering

    – press and hold button “include” for 10 seconds

    – blue and red LED will blink quickly

    – blue LED will stay solid for 2 seconds

Comments:

Minimote operations are rather confusing at the start because there are quite a few different modes. The indications have to be observed carefully too. Nevertheless, it works well as a secondary controller complementing Z-Stick for the purpose of associating and disassociating the z-wave devices as well as creating scenes. Of course, it works well as a stand alone primary controller too.

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Zzzz wave!

Pretty busy with Z-wave matter today :O it has been quite some time since i last touch on the Z-wave. Amazed by the cool iPhone app that we have! 😀

I’m feeling grateful towards those who has replied to my questions yesterday. Didnt have time to study the replies yet.  😦 Hopefully tomorrow i will be able to do so.

Hello web2py

I have been lazying out on Raspberry Pi recently. Stuck at getting the web app on web2py to open the port at ttyAMA0. However it works fine on CherryPy.

Why. Why. Why.

Would it be better to just focus on CherryPy? :/ but i think Web2Py is newer and probably better and easier!
That is if and only if i am determined enough to finish reading (and digesting) through the 583 pages web2py manual. But it is so tiring to read it through the screen and time-wasting to study during working hours. If only i have an iPad or something.

Wait, did i just think of the Amazon Kindle or something? Haha, right. I should do something meaningful in the train while on my way to work, rather than sleeping. How about knitting? (That’s too outstanding. You probably wouldn’t want the whole pack of Sardine (we call the commuters that) to stare at you and start guessing your age.)

Not sure if it is a good idea to learn web2py and cherrypy concurrently. just hope that Mr Massimo can solve my problems soon.

Websites KIV:
Your first CherryPy application

CherryPy Tutorial

The CherryPy Documentation

Work related stuffs to do tomorrow:
– testing Z-wave responses (forgot to do it today!!!)

Understood  some Z-Wave problems today.

Other stuffs to do tonight:
– unofficial strategy planning with new team
– reply business emails
– EH, FINISH UP MY PROJECT REPORT!

– revamp website too.

Z-Wave series: Aeon Labs Z-Stick Series 2

Z-Wave Evaluation Report

Product Name: Aeon Labs Z-Stick Series 2

Features and Functions:

USB adapter
Able to remotely include/remove Z-Wave devices

Operational Procedure:

3 mode of operations
1. Inclusion-Mode

  • Adding/including Z-Wave devices into Z-wave network
  • Has to be unplugged from USB connector
  • Tap the button once ( Blue LED blinks slowly)
  • Go to the device and press its z-wave button
  • Indication of successful inclusion -Blue LED will blink fast before it stays solid for 3 seconds.
  • LED return to blink slowly and is ready for inclusion of another device.
  • Tap again to turn it off.

2. Removal-Mode

  • Delete / remove / exclude a device from network
  • Has to be unplugged from USB connector
  • Press and hold down the button until the LED blinks fast
  • Go to the z-wave device and press the button
  • LED will stay solid for 3 seconds to indicate successful removal of device
  • LER return to blink fast and is ready for another exclusion


3. SerialAPI Mode

  • Plug Z-Stick into USB connector
  • Pressing on the button has no effect
  • Works with PC interface such as HomeSeer and InControl


4. Factory Reset

  • Done through host software ( HomeSeer and InControl) in SerialAPI mode (plug into USB connector)

Back to Z-Wave

Since i am stuck at the port 80, i’m taking a break and back to my old love, Z-Wave!!

While packing up my Raspberry Pi aside, i found a broken wire at the RxD pin of R-Pi. Perhaps that is why the port /dev/ttyAMA0 cannot be opened! 😦

Well, till next time!

I have forgotten most things about Z-Wave, now that i have to revise my old notes.