The X10 company ( www.x10.com) makes a couple of computer interfaces for their X10 based switches. One of these is an in-line DB-9 serial device they call the Firecracker.
Tymm Twillman has a good discussion of the FireCracker and his Unix/Linux program for driving it (BottleRocket) at: http://mlug.missouri.edu/~tymm
This looked like a great opportunity for a Tk front end to a nifty little program, and since I had a Firecracker I wanted to use from my Linux box...
control.tcl program displays a drawing that you create
with your favorite paint program (I used xfig), and then overlays
little rectangles to represent where
the X-10 controllers are installed. When your mouse passes over one
of these rectangles, it displays an informative label, like "Coffee Pot".
The controllers can
be turned on and off by clicking them with left and right mouse buttons.
The control.tcl program has these features:
This is a first pass, "Wow, it works!" project. Subject to change as I get time.
|1.5||7/26/99|| Save button works again.|
I'd changed naming convention for the save file in almost all the places that the filename was accessed.
|1.4||7/18/99||First release, it seems to work.|
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