Hi. I'm planning a new-home lighting control system and I'd like a little feedback on my high-level design. Then I can start asking more specific questions ;)
I'm planning on controlling SSRs using one or more Arduino boards. The Arduinos would also monitor switch states. The Arduino connects via USB so I *think* that rules out using Serial Bridge. I was able to get Indigo to trigger an Applescript that sent a message to the Arduino and cause an LED to turn on or off. What I haven't figured out is how to listen to the USB port. I understand an Applescript could do that in theory, and then pass that info on to Indigo. But I haven't figured out how to do that in an Applescript. I started looking at XCode projects but I don't know the studio well enough to figure out how to modify the code for my use.
Can anyone comment on my overall plan and offer any critiques or suggestions? FTR, I'm not interested in using X-10 or Insteon.