Happy days! The new Roomie website is usable!

Available at http://roomiebot.com, the new Roomie website works!  I use the website to turn lights and things on and off from my desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, and and old still-has-a-browser iPod touch. 

I spend most of my time on the Devices page, which lists all of the devices in all home automation networks on my account.  (Right now I only have a single Z-Wave network, but in theory I could have a potpourri of different networks that include other existing home automation frameworks, IR transceivers, and—I dunno—USB missile launchers?)

Anyway, the UI all works, and dynamically updates when a devices state changes.  Cool!

roomie_devices

RoomieRemake woke me up and made me coffee!

I recently rearranged the Z-Wave modules in my house to devices that I care about controlling more.  I put one on the coffee maker so that I could preload it and either schedule it to turn on or turn it on through the Roomie website, which would be good for if I were heading home sometime and wanted a fresh cup waiting for me.  I also put a module on my computer monitors and speakers, which are in my bedroom.  This lets a script turn them off when I go to bed and back on right before a script wakes me up with music.

This morning RoomieRemake woke me up with two short scripts.  And hey, more news!  I used the recently-updated website (which I’ve apparently never directly blogged about) to write the scripts.  Here’s a screenshot of that.

 Roomie website with wake up scripts

Here’s the script that ran on Dreaming Nest, my Home Server, which has a ThinkStick USB Z-Wave controller.

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