Brian, I know that MIDI is used in applications for light switching. While
I am not personally interested in exploring other uses for jOrgan, my
suggestion or question concerning this is whether there are not already
applications available which do what you are contemplating the adaption of
jOrgan to do? (The idea of having to have a PC running 24/7 for "home
automation" is not something most people would be interested in.)
Theoretically, for example, a MIDI sequencer program could be adapted to
switching applications since it has a real time clock, is settable to exact
beats per minute, could use a standard midi file to trigger "start" "stop"
events at exact times in a 24-hour period. I am sure that the recorder in
jOrgan must have a real time clock since it can record using the playback
input from standard midi files and it can record and playback its own
jOrgan-proprietary midi files. Using a jOrgan proprietary midi file to
trigger "start/stop" events by a note-on/note-off in the recorded track of a
24-hour-long midi file is really overkill. A cuckoo clock mechanism with
two strings to electrical switches would do the same thing more cheaply.
Sent: Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:45 AM
To: [hidden email] Subject: [jOrgan-user] jOrgan and home automation
I know jOrgan was written to simulate all the known functions of pope organs
- classical and theatre.
I have long wondered and thought about the use of jOrgan with a midi encode
and decoder, in the context of home automation and home alarm system.
Once could set it all up with a midi decoder and midi encoder, for inputs
and outputs. We could also develop a 'home automation' skin as well as
'home alarm' skin. We could also combine it into a single skin. Another use
would be a Garden irrigation system. A custom skin can also be developed
jOrgan would need some new extensions, for example, if you want to switch on
or of something at a certain time of the day on a certain day of the week,
and so on - we would need a "Real Time Clock' extension. This is the best I
can explain myself.
I know this is off topic regarding organ and music, but if others are
interested, we can have a connected Nabble group that is connected to this
group, like the jOrgan User and Sound are connected.
Could you please indicate if anybody else is interested in this?