Motion Light Automation with Kinect and Zwave Commander

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Motion Light Automation with Kinect and Zwave Commander

Postby dmbymdt » Wed May 15, 2013 11:02 pm

I would like to let people know what is possible with technology they probably already have. I used the Zwave Commander software with two zwave devices and a kinect in my living room to track the motion of people and dim/turn off lights when they enter a room. It's pretty cool when you enter a room and the lights dim to the perfect movie/tv level or when you leave a room your bedroom light goes on. All of this is being handled by a computer that has 512 mb of ram and a 1.6 ghz processor which is pretty ancient in computer terms.

If people are interested in this let me know and I can go in depth how it was created. The program is currently configured for my room and zwave protocol. If someone is interested i will probably try to make the c++ program customizable or just them change the c++ proj and then build it.

I will be uploading a description along with a video on the http://www.kinecthacks.net/ website and will let you know when this is done. It will be very similar to this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7jeJSdJPpk, however he is selling his software for $350 and I think the zwave software is better and you'll have the capability of turning the lights on and off using your smartphones.
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Re: Motion Light Automation with Kinect and Zwave Commander

Postby Melloware » Thu May 16, 2013 5:30 am

Dude that is awesome!

I can't wait to read your solution. I never thought when I built something like ZC/Lightswitch people would use it in this way but I love it!
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Re: Motion Light Automation with Kinect and Zwave Commander

Postby dmbymdt » Mon May 27, 2013 10:46 pm

Here is the project I created. http://www.jkstreamin.com/kinect.html. This is very customizable and was a fun project.
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Re: Motion Light Automation with Kinect and Zwave Commander

Postby Melloware » Tue May 28, 2013 5:33 am

Fantastic! Great work.
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