On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 12:12 AM, Marc MERLIN <marc_mh@merlins.org> wrote:
On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 09:34:35PM -0400, Jason Sharpee wrote:
> Hi All,
>
>    I took the plunge this weekend on buying an Insteon 2412N device, a
> couple of dual-band switchlincs, and motion sensor.  I also researched quite

So basically, is your goal to use a 2412N with linux instead of a PLM?
 
Partially.  The other goal was to ease configuration of the devices and get familiar with how things work again.  The last time I was writing some Insteon MH code (years ago) it was a PIA to get Links / Scenes setup without WinOS.   Thank goodness for Gregg's help with that!
 
If so, from the links you posted, it's not currently supported by
misterhouse but apparently writing support wouldn't be that hard.

Hopefully it wont take that long to get clone the Interface_Insteon.pm code and insert TCP as a transport.   The hardest part of this is that I am using an ancient branch of MH and probably will take more time to merge to the trunk. ;)
 
That said, while the 2412N looks like a neat device, is it useful when you
already have misterhouse? (looks like they have a better mobile interface
than mh by default, but that's about it?)


Not useful from that UI perspective at all and dont plan on using the web UI for anything more than testing and config.   Its attractive to me as my current PLM is ancient (1st rev Smartlabs) and I am in the process of moving my server out of the home closet and into the cloud.  A reliable network transport to an embedded device is appealing to me from that angle.
 
BTW: I think your water gauge has a weight (strain) gauge in it as well.  According to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_gauge it is common to have it in combination with a tip sensor.