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    Sound based X10 trigger

    Ok, I've got a chance to make my WAF go through the roof but can't find what I'm looking for. Our daughter is going to be born Thursday morning and my wife is worried about not hearing her cry in the middle of the night when they get home. Is there anything out there that can detect noises and send out X10 signals if it hears something over a certain level? My plan is to get something like that, set up an event so that when HS gets that incoming signal it can run a macro that let us know the baby is crying.
    Please say someone knows of something that can help me!

    #2
    You probably could get a voice/sound activated switch kit like below and connect to some type of x10 module.

    http://www.rainbowkits.com/kits/vox-1p.html
    http://www.gatewayelex.com/kits4.htm
    http://www.gatewayelex.com/kits8.htm
    http://www.elexp.com/kit_vox1.htm
    http://electronickits.com/kit/complete/elec/k126.htm
    http://electronickits.com/kit/complete/elec/ck1607.htm
    http://electronickits.com/kit/complete/surv/ck213.htm
    Why I like my 2005 rio yellow Honda S2000 with the top down, and more!

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      #3
      Why not just use a baby monitor. It's not X10 but you have the portable TX with the baby and the RX beside your pillow, job done.

      If you worried about the sound level, crank up the volume on the RX.

      Phill

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        #4
        I looked into this before my son was born (4-24) I was going to use my Ocelot, I asked Here and here. I know I may get beat for saying this... I ended up with one of these. (Although I would rather have this model). It works great and is very reliable, probably much better than I could do with HS. Altough it is still on my list of items...

        on a side note, congrats... ( I did find this rahter useful)

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          #5
          fireball,
          It could either go through the roof or go to depths you'll never recover from when dealing with a new born. I'm not sure I want to trust my WAF on "noises above a certain level". Do you self a favor and get baby monitors. If you want a "safe" WAF/baby project get a camera mounted on the baby bed so she can monitor the baby while it sleeps or plays. This was a rock solid project when my kids were born.
          -Rupp
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            #6
            The X10 cameras actually have pretty sensitive microphones. The video is usable only in bright light, but with a couple of different receivers, you could use any number of boomboxes (or anything else that has an audio in jack with amp)as monitors.

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              #7
              Thanks for the comments everyone. We've already got baby monitors to listen for her but all the ones we've tried get crackly when you turn them loud enough to wake us up which makes it pretty hard to fall asleep. I'm already planning on setting up a camera to watch her crib as well.
              My big idea was to have something listen for noise, send a signal to the computer, HS run an event that will flash our bedroom light a few times, maybe give an audible heads up over the sound system, and send the video into the bedroom TV (which HS would power on as well). Of course, HS would only do all of this when the apartment is in sleep mode.
              I might be able to hook something up with the sound switch mentioned above and a light detector but then we'd constantly be woken up everytime the air conditioner kicked on.
              Scott, I remember your thread about the baby alert system from back this winter and already have my system set up so that when the baby comes I'll text message it the info and it will send out email to friends and family based on what I read in there. Thanks!

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                #8
                Does anybody have a preference on an indoor, preferably IR camera with RCA outputs? I don't want to use PC controlled camera because it seems a bit much since my plan was to throw the RCA output onto a modulator on channel 82 to send thoughout my video distribution system. I've got a tuner card on my PC and am working so that I can stream video from it out onto the web but just haven't gotten aorund to it.

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                  #9
                  If you get a sound activated switch of the low-voltage type, I know Niles makes one, then the output of that can go to a universal module or something like that to trigger any event you want.
                  Regards,

                  Rick Tinker (a.k.a. "Tink")

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                    #10
                    Quick google search:
                    http://www.mitedu.freeserve.co.uk/Ci...ng/soundsw.htm

                    http://www.tecsol.com.au/SwitchSound.htm

                    http://electronickits.com/kit/complete/elec/ck1607.htm

                    BTW, I have a newborn (6 weeks now). BabyCam was to be a first priority. Then we brought the baby home and I haven't had two hands to do the coding!!!! Getting better at 1 finger typing though...so, get your projects done before the baby comes home!

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