While there are several great home automation software packages available, nothing beats the feeling of rolling your own code and creating exactly the software you need. Whether it’s for a custom purpose, or just for the satification of doing it yourself, writing your own home control software may have just gotten easier.
X10 Corporation has released a free SDK for their new USB-based ActiveHome Pro automation controller. As I wrote about just a few weeks ago, the ActiveHome Pro is a brand-new update to the venerable CM11 computer-to-X10 interface that is, by far, the most commonly used controller by home automators everywhere. It’s great to see X10 release the SDK in a relatively short time frame.
I’m looking forward to giving it a whirl myself, as well as seeing what others create with it. The ActiveHome Pro’s support for wireless devices is quite intriguing. If you’re working on a project, feel free to get in touch.
What will you create with it?