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Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 31 by Mark Frauenfelder

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READER INPUT

From Makers Like You

Automation UPStart, Bacteria Battery, and Stone Grinding

image The chart in your article “DIY Home Automation” [Volume 30, page 42] says that “Setting up Universal Powerline Bus requires expensive software tools, usually purchased by a contractor.” That’s incorrect. Setting up UPB requires software called UPStart, which is available free to anyone and is all you need to set up many installations. UPStart even has signal strength and noise meters built in, something that most protocols need expensive hardware devices ...

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