Re: A few random notes...
- To: domesteading at sculptors dot com
- Subject: Re: A few random notes...
- From: Patrick Salsbury <salsbury at sculptors dot com>
- Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000 03:17:58 -0700
- In-reply-to: Your message of "Tue, 27 Jun 2000 07:19:56 PDT." <email@example.com>
> At 09:18 AM 6/26/2000 , you wrote:
> > And if you're a programmer, I've been thinking that we'll
> > probably want
> >to start looking at designing some systems to monitor and interface with
> >various parts of the autonomous house. Some of this will be device-drivers,
> >interface with things like the power system, water pumps, water level
> >temperature monitors, lighting, etc.
> > This should be open-source based stuff, and probably run through
> > a Linux
> >or *BSD system.
> I am a great believer is distributed processing. Rather than a central box
> with the necessary interfaces and drivers, build a generic device and give
> it a very simple job to do. It handles local conditions and passes along
> information and receives commands as needed. There are several SBCs on the
> market that do the job nicely.
> I have spent many years in embedded real time device controllers. With
> computing power getting cheaper all the time, distributing that makes more
> Don Bowen donb at cts dot com
> Valley Center, CA Senior Software Engineer
> Internet development and software engineering
OK, I'm certainly open to other views on this. I recognize the
inherent strength of distributed computing, and it seems like a great idea.
However, it also seems useful to have some sort of coordination in place,
which is probably likely to be a centralized server/box.
I think we'll probably head towards a Bluetooth system
( http://www.bluetooth.org ) which has many small systems all in communication
with each other.
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