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    Vera lite died thinking of HS3-PI-3

    I'm thinking of get the HS3-PI-3 software and using it on a Raspberry Pi3.

    Got some questions:

    1. Do I need anything else for my Pi3 to be able to control my zwave devices (ie. SmartStick+) or is it should be able to control them without any other hardware needed?
    2. Can I take the software from a SmartStick+ and add it to my Pi3 (would be cheaper alternative)?
    3. Does the HS3-PI-3 work with EVL3+DSC or do I need to buy a plugin?

    I'm new to all this but several years back was building projects using an Arduino so this sounds very interesting!

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    1.
    Yes, you would need some sort of Z-Wave interface. The smartstick + should be fine.

    2.
    What do you mean by "software on the smratstick+"? It's a piece of hardware. There is a Z-Wave radio in the smartstick.

    3.
    You would need to pick up one of the DSC plugins. There are three but I believe only 2 of then support the EVL.
    Originally posted by rprade
    There is no rhyme or reason to the anarchy a defective Z-Wave device can cause

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      #3
      Thanks for the info!

      So basically I'll need HS3-Pi3 software + the smartstick plus + the actual pi3 board. Isn't it cheaper to get the zee s2 at this point or there are benefits in having the pi3 setup?

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        #4
        The pi3 on its own has a limited software installed that allows for only 5 plugins. This may be enough for you depending on the size of your system currently. You can install the full version if HS on a Pi if you want. There are instructions around here on the forums on how to do it.

        If it were me (as this is what I did) buy a low powered machine that runs windows and buy the standard version of the software. You will need to get the USB zwave stick as well or the znet but I think you'll be much happier.

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          #5
          Oh ok cool, I actually got several old PC's in the basement that i might be able to revive.

          Btw the Zwave dongle has to be from homeseer or are there cheaper alternatives?

          Plus with my Vera I had to manually go to each Zwave device in order to get it onto my Vera. How does homeseer connect them? Going to check around for info...

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            #6
            Originally posted by _ThaNerd_ View Post
            Oh ok cool, I actually got several old PC's in the basement that i might be able to revive.

            Btw the Zwave dongle has to be from homeseer or are there cheaper alternatives?

            Plus with my Vera I had to manually go to each Zwave device in order to get it onto my Vera. How does homeseer connect them? Going to check around for info...
            Any "new/modern" Z-Wave interface should work like a Z-Stick. You should visit each Z-Wave device and do a remove using the Vera to clear the old association. If you can't do that you can do a delete prior to adding each Z-Wave device to your HS3 installation.
            -Rupp
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