Planning Home Automation

The Multiroom Control Room

If you're building a multiroom system for your house the control room(node 0) or shall we say control cupboard is the easiest way to manage all your tech devices and keep clutter out of sight. If your wife or girlfriend won't let you have the space remind them of how they'll be saving space and unsightly wires.  I must admit, it did take time to convince the gf that sacrificing some storage space was worth it.  She now thinks it was a great idea because it keeps all my tech in one place and the house tidy.  It's a point scorer! Win Win!

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Planning Your System - The Diagrams

A picture means a thousand words!

Well it does to me, so I took the list, did alot of research and turned it into a diagram.  In 2005 this was a bit of challenge.

first_system_diagram_2005

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Example Planning list from June 2005

How I started.  I just wrote down a list of what i wanted.  Here's exactly what i wrote down in 2005:

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Planning How to Automate your House

Before you start cabling think about what you are trying to achieve.  Start simple at first.  I'll use my install as an example.  I started off thinking about my video and audio.

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