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Offline daemondazz

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USB z-Wave Adapator
« on: January 12, 2016, 05:57:00 pm »
What's needed to get a USB z-Wave adaptor working?

I see in the openLuup manual there's a note about working with a workaround - what is that workaround?

What would be needed to get native support running? Happy to do some coding/work on this but a pointer on where to get started would be appreciated!

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Re: USB z-Wave Adapator
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2016, 06:36:22 pm »
Although I haven't tried it, Z Wave-Me advised that it should interface directly with Z Wave-Me software.


There is a Z wave daughter board coming on the market soon (mid Jan, so it isn't to far away for all of those RP2 fans) , this one plugs directly into a Raspberry Pi 2 board.


Having just checked through the Z Wave-Me USB, I found that it comes with windows drivers, not sure if it helps
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Re: USB z-Wave Adapator
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 09:00:07 pm »
The RPi board looks pretty similar to the Razberry.

The issue with any hardware device is that openLuup doesn't have any support for the low-level serial commands these devices present. That's what I want to help out with.

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Re: USB z-Wave Adapator
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2016, 12:39:25 pm »
Take a look at my comments here http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,32315.msg250459.html#msg250459

This will need a fair amount of coding to get to work.  Bottom line: at the moment Vera IS the USB stick for openLuup.

I really would like to have alternatives, but unless someone else has a lot of time to put in, it's going to take a while.
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Re: USB z-Wave Adapator
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2016, 02:43:15 pm »
A very similar question/statement came up about Openhab and @gussed proved a vera good response on why to retain Vera as the z-wave gateway currently.

http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,35447.msg261761.html#msg261761

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Re: USB z-Wave Adapator
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2016, 05:38:27 am »
Thanks for the responses guys, I guess I'll keep looking at it.

My main reason for wanting to take the Vera out of the loop is that I currently don't own one (I'm borrowing a Vera 2 that I'll need to return).

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Re: USB z-Wave Adapator
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2016, 10:40:49 pm »
With the customer satisfaction being what it is, you could probably find a Vera Lite (or even an Edge) for less than $50.

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Let me know where u can find an edge for 50.00? I know several people that would take one at that price. Even a lite although i wouldn't take a lite due to Ram for my use.