C-Gate for HomeMinder (Serial info needed)

Discussion in 'C-Gate Developers' started by Brado23, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. Brado23

    Brado23

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2015
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Australia
    Hi All,

    I'm looking into the prospect of developing a C-Gate type system for my Clipsal HomeMinder so I can do away with the ancient HomeMinder software (which wont even install on Windows 7) and operate it via other methods such as a Node.js application (similar to what Anthony Webb did with his Node-CBus application for C-Bus - Thanks Anthony!!).

    To create this I obviously need to understand how the Minder is programmed via the serial commands sent to it for all of the possible actions. I can obviously do a serial trace and see the commands, but working it all out manually will be a mammoth job. Im hoping it is documented somewhere and someone can supply me with that document?

    Does anyone know if such as document exists? I have contacted Clipsal and am waiting on a response. Hopefully I can get some answers here in the meantime.

    Thanks,
    Brad
     
    Brado23, Apr 16, 2015
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Brado23

    Conformist

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2004
    Messages:
    620
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Hi Brad

    There is no such document. HomeMinder isn't just programmed by 'poking the code' into the controller. The software continuously communicates and updates the project. This would be (if it is actually possible) a massive task and I don't believe you will find anyone who can provide you with any assistance. The methods used for programming the controller date back to before Clipsal started working with the controller... about 1993 I believe.
     
    Conformist, Apr 16, 2015
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Brado23

    Htnut

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2004
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney
    Why don't you save yourself a lot of effort and replace your HomeMinder with
    with a more current device.

    I did so a few years back and bought a Ness M1. The prices have come down quite a bit since then
     
    Htnut, Apr 17, 2015
    #3
  4. Brado23

    Brado23

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2015
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Australia
    Thanks for the info guys.

    Looks like it might be time to update. I want to find something that is programmable so I don't have to rely on GUI software from others. Does the Ness allow this?

    If not, what are some other options to consider?

    Thanks again,
    Brad
     
    Brado23, Apr 17, 2015
    #4
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.