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    What do I need to get hobbyboards working?

    I purchased the humidity/temp/solar board and the moisture meter board from hobbyboards.
    I found that they are not suported by the temp08 device.

    What do I need to get them working?
    Do I need the MCS temperature plugin?
    Do I need the 1 wire USB adapter, or the i wire serial adapter?

    Do I need xapmcs1wire?

    Please advice.
    Peter

    http://ohh.pcgsm.nl

    #2
    Today mcsTemperature supports the humidity and temperature from the H/T/S board. This is the same support you get from the Temp08.

    xapmcs1wire supports the board fully as well as the moisture sensor. My experience with the solar sensor on this module is that it has a limited lifetime. I have had two where the life is measured in months. I used the gypsum probe for the moisture sensor and found it to be affected by surface temperature/humidity so much that it could not be used for moisture determination. It may be possible to develop compensation if sufficient data is collected, but it was not worth the effort for me. Your situation may be different or if a different class of probe is used.

    xapmcs1wire uses a DS9097U or DS9490 as the PC interface. The HobbyBoards MasterHub is another attractive interface alternative.

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      #3
      Michael,

      Thank you for the info.
      What is the best way to start with xapmcs1wire when you are completly new to it?
      Just run xapmcs1Wire.exe?
      Or do I istall other things first?
      Can you point me to the right place to find the info I need?

      Thanks.
      Peter

      http://ohh.pcgsm.nl

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        #4
        There have been many who have setup to use it. I think Telefragger was the last one who indicated they would provide a dummy's guide. What I wrote is at http://board.homeseer.com/showthread.php?t=113939.

        Basically you need to install Microsoft Java VM and DallasSemiconductor 1-wire drivers for xapmcs1Wire. To run an xAP environment you need to run an xAP hub on each computer that uses xAP. If you want Homeseer integration then you will want one of the Homeseer xAP plugins. The last one to become available is .NET, but for some the .NET plugin stops receiving after awhile.

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          #5
          It does take a bit of work to get it all set up, but once you've gone through the paces it works well. I have hobbyboards solar sensors on a hobbyboards hub (and an LCD display and lightning sensor that are not connected at the moment, but were working at one point) using xapmcs1wire on one computer, running mcshub on that computer and my HS computer, and the mcsxap plug-in (not the .NET one as I'm one that has had problems with it). So far I've not had any problem with the solar sensors and they have been in place over a year. I have one sitting in the east and one in the south windows of my home office.

          Bill

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            #6
            Originally posted by Michael McSharry View Post
            There have been many who have setup to use it. I think Telefragger was the last one who indicated they would provide a dummy's guide. What I wrote is at http://board.homeseer.com/showthread.php?t=113939.

            Basically you need to install Microsoft Java VM and DallasSemiconductor 1-wire drivers for xapmcs1Wire. To run an xAP environment you need to run an xAP hub on each computer that uses xAP. If you want Homeseer integration then you will want one of the Homeseer xAP plugins. The last one to become available is .NET, but for some the .NET plugin stops receiving after awhile.
            yuppers.. I didnt do the dummies guide yet... I have been getting other things done first..... I will get to it... but here is a rundown.... as michael is correct...


            what I did was this...
            On HS server

            installed dallas 1 wire drivers (did this on server 2003)
            Once that was installed
            ran mcsxaphub.exe
            ran mcsxap1wire.exe

            You right click on the hub icon in the sys tray and can watch the traffic.... as long as your items show up there then you are good with the 1 wire setup...
            now getting into hs is a bit trickier... need to install the xapmcs1wire plugin and reading below will lead you to some problems I had on formatting and getting them into HS...

            hope that helps for now... I will do the dummies guide soon but not soon enough for ya... currently epoxying my garage floor!!!! LOOKS NICE!!!!


            read this
            http://forums.homeseer.com/showthrea...ighlight=1wire
            HW - i5 4570T @2.9ghz runs @11w | 8gb ram | 128gb ssd OS - Win10 x64

            HS - HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.435

            Plugins - BLRF 2.0.94.0 | Concord 4 3.1.13.10 | HSBuddy 3.9.605.5 | HSTouch Server 3.0.0.68 | RFXCOM 30.0.0.36 | X10 3.0.0.36 | Z-Wave 3.0.1.190

            Hardware - EdgePort/4 DB9 Serial | RFXCOM 433MHz USB Transceiver | Superbus 2000 for Concord 4 | TI103 X-10 Interface | WGL Designs W800 RF | Z-Net Z-Wave Interface

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              #7
              I ordered my DS9490 USB adapter and give it a try when I have it.
              Thanks for now.
              Peter

              http://ohh.pcgsm.nl

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                #8
                Originally posted by peterpc View Post
                I ordered my DS9490 USB adapter and give it a try when I have it.
                Thanks for now.
                dont know if you saw it but I posted my doc...

                http://forums.homeseer.com/showthread.php?t=124050
                HW - i5 4570T @2.9ghz runs @11w | 8gb ram | 128gb ssd OS - Win10 x64

                HS - HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.435

                Plugins - BLRF 2.0.94.0 | Concord 4 3.1.13.10 | HSBuddy 3.9.605.5 | HSTouch Server 3.0.0.68 | RFXCOM 30.0.0.36 | X10 3.0.0.36 | Z-Wave 3.0.1.190

                Hardware - EdgePort/4 DB9 Serial | RFXCOM 433MHz USB Transceiver | Superbus 2000 for Concord 4 | TI103 X-10 Interface | WGL Designs W800 RF | Z-Net Z-Wave Interface

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                  #9
                  yes, I saw it. Hope to get my interface before the weekend!
                  Peter

                  http://ohh.pcgsm.nl

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by peterpc View Post
                    yes, I saw it. Hope to get my interface before the weekend!
                    cool... it is not great but will walk ya through it....
                    HW - i5 4570T @2.9ghz runs @11w | 8gb ram | 128gb ssd OS - Win10 x64

                    HS - HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.435

                    Plugins - BLRF 2.0.94.0 | Concord 4 3.1.13.10 | HSBuddy 3.9.605.5 | HSTouch Server 3.0.0.68 | RFXCOM 30.0.0.36 | X10 3.0.0.36 | Z-Wave 3.0.1.190

                    Hardware - EdgePort/4 DB9 Serial | RFXCOM 433MHz USB Transceiver | Superbus 2000 for Concord 4 | TI103 X-10 Interface | WGL Designs W800 RF | Z-Net Z-Wave Interface

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