Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 19:48:49 -0500

Author: "Robert W. Harris"

Subject: Re: Help - Remote switch to turn off lights

Post:

Years ago I used a system called X-10 which was sold by Radio Shack. A
small controller box plugs into the regular AC power plug and sends coded
signals over the power lines to remote units, each connected to the regular
power lines and having its own identification number. There were X-10
light switches as well as motor controllers, etc.

Check Radio Shack or (this is old information:185A LeGrand Ave, Norethvale,
N. (sic) 07647 (201)784-9700

(Aside: was also a programmable controller. I used this in conjunction with
a computer and voice recognition software so that the handicapped person
could control devices via voice commands. LOTS of work, but rewarding.)

Br. Robert W. Harris
Catholic Memorial High School
rwharris@cath-mem.org
http://www.cath-mem.org/physics/contents.htm


-----Original Message-----
From: Dick Heckathorn
To: 'tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu'
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 6:56 PM
Subject: Help - Remote switch to turn off lights


Happy Thanksgiving,

I have two light switches that control the front and back lights in my
classroom. Needless to say, they are no way close to the demonstration
table. Is there a unit that would go into the wall switch that could be
turned on and off there as well as on and off by remote? Any help would be
appreciated.
Thanks. Dick


Helping teachers who teach, motivating students who learn.
"Science is nothing more than learning how to communicate with nature in
such a manner that it will talk back."

Dick Heckathorn 14665 Pawnee Trail Middleburg Hts, OH 44130-6635
440-826-0834
Physics Teacher Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy 4687 Wyoga Lake
Road Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44224 330-929-0575 VM 120

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