Phil Kingery

Which One Should I Use, Part XVIII

If you already have a pretty good working knowledge of binary and hexadecimal, and you understand how to convert from one to the other, then this tech tip may be for you. However, if you have no idea what I am talking about, I suggest you go back and read #14 and #17...

Which One Should I Use, Part XVII

Over the years I have written many technical articles and have always appreciated all the kind emails I get about them. A couple of years ago, I wrote an introduction to the published X-10 protocol. Then I jumped ahead and wrote an article on the “X-10 Extended...

Which One Should I Use – Part XVI

There are a lot of misunderstandings about the TI103 that need explaining. I suppose some of the confusion is that the X10 part number for their device and the ACT part number for our device are very similar. That is just coincidence. Actually, they are very different...

Which One Should I Use – Part XV

When last we met, we began a journey into the new (to most of you) world of “X-10 Extended Code”. That article was the 14th in this series called “Which One Should I Use”. We only scratched the surface when time ran out and we had to stop. At the end...

Which One Should I Use, Part XIV

Preamble Would you believe… — I was on sabbatical? — I’ve been sick? — I was captured by aliens and just recently escaped? Okay, how about this: I was hit by a car and had amnesia and didn’t know who I was for over a year and a half!...