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Simple Weather Bash Script

This simple weather bash script was written with the intention of piping it to a text to speech program such as flite or festival. However, it can be used for any sort of text notification such as printing to the … Continue reading

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x10 Rain8II sprinkler weather scripts for use with Heyu

I use Heyu-2.9.1 for X10 home automation running on a Sheevaplug. For irrigation, I purchased a Rain8II from WGL Designs some time ago. With the Rain8II you need an X10 ON, and OFF for each zone to control it, unlike … Continue reading

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Sheevaplug

Well I got a sheevaplug. I don’t feel like writing now so I’ll update this as I feel like it. Reserved for sheevaplug

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Linux Voice Recognition and Speech Home Automation

Here is a video I made for the Syno contest: Please read more!! I was able to successfully cross-compile and run Julius Voice Recognition Engine on my Synology DS209.http://julius.sourceforge.jp/en_index.phphttp://voxforge.org/home/downloads#QuickStart%20Anchor I am working on trying to compile Festival w/ MBROLA engine … Continue reading

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Flite TTS on a Synology NAS

I was able to successfully cross compile a text-to-speech engine called Flite which is very lightweight to run on my DS209j. This means you can use HEYU or Misterhouse to output speech upon an event. http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/flite/ Here is my config … Continue reading

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Misterhouse on Synology NAS

Misterhouse:http://misterhouse.sourceforge.net/ I’ve confirmed that misterhouse does work with /dev/usb/ttyUSB0. I recommend unzipping Misterhouse in /usr/local DiskStation> cd /usr/localDiskStation> gunzip < /volume1/Downloads/misterhouse-2.105.tar.gz | tar xvf – Make sure you run the configure which uses h2ph. h2ph is just a perl script, … Continue reading

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CM11a, Heyu, and domus.Link running on Synology NAS

I have an old HD11a which is just a re-branded CM11a, and I verified that it does work through the usb/serial converter I have. Using optware ipkg (ipkg is a must!) I was able to install HEYU. They also have … Continue reading

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