TinkerTry featured on BYOB Episode 125 "Home Automation"

Posted by Paul Braren on Jun 24 2013 in
  • HomeAutomation
  • Podcasts
  • Here's Mike Faucher's bold announcement.

    BYOB 125 is out and all about Home Automation.  Special guests, Richard Gunther from the DMZ and Paul Braren from TinkerTry.com.  Great show and a pile of information.  You have to listen to this one.

    Mike Faucher and I decided to try a little something different, talking about Home Automation on this special episode 125 of BYOB, with Richard Gunther of the Entertainment 2.0 podcast from The Digital Media Zone joining us. What an opportunity, with so many topics to cover, and such great hosts. A chance to share affordable options for the average smartphone-toting consumer that actually work, and work well. Mike led off the discussion, as we all reminisced about our mixed luck with many years of X10, followed by eventual success with Insteon products, from Smartlabs. We compared and contrasted different controllers including the new Insteon Hub and Mike's ISY-994i, with the potential for growth into more complex software options including Microsoft Xbox Kinect voice recognition with CastleOS. Richard touched upon new opportunities to start fresh with his planned new home, which could include ZigBee and Z-wave. We simply ran out of time to mention many of the devices we've used, but my own experiences with a variety of Insteon products are now described in the new Insteon Home Automation Superguide.

    Don't forget to also check out and subscribe to the new Home: On podcast.

    Home: On is a show focused on home control and automation topics for the enthusiast and do-it-yourself communities. Every other week, we run through industry news, take a closer look at interesting products, share project ideas, or present topics for information and education purposes. Host Richard Gunther is joined by a rotation of co-hosts and guests from the industry, including consumers, industry experts, and executives from companies offering smart products of their own.

    Finally, this special event wouldn't have happened without Mike. So if you haven't already heard signed-up to hear BYOB, please consider subscribing, and visiting Mike's blog, The Doc's World. Finally, enjoy Mike's shownotes for BYOB 125 here.