- Controls my SAT TV, music server and iPod dock via my Audio Visual Receiver (AVR)
- Controls the overhead lighting in the bar and the components of the Emergency Party System.
- Looks really cool sitting on the bar!
It uses two Arduinos: one for switching and IR transmission, and one to wirelessly control the X10 devices.
This build is not really that difficult as both the Arduino and X10 applications in this project are really pretty simple. You just need to figure out exactly what you want yours to do and adapt it. Since I'm writing this ex post facto I'll try to make up for the lack of step-by-step photos with thorough explanations. Sorry I don't have the circuitry sketched out but there's not much to it - we're mostly just hooking up buttons with pulldown resistors, just like in the Arduino tutorials. There are a few slightly more complicated things going on but I'll be sure to explain them as we proceed!