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VIDEO PREVIEW: Curtain & Screen Masking Controller

Home Automation, Home Theater, Videos
January 10, 2008 12 Comments

Here is a preview of my Curtain & Screen Masking Controller. The DIOS microprocessor I mention in the video is available from

"Danny Mavromatis from previews his custom curtain and screen masking controller. Using a Stewart Film Screen with horizonal masking, Danny has created a way to automate his screen masking needs."


VIDEO REVIEW: Nobu N8 In-wall Touchscreen Computer

DIY, Electronics, Home Automation, Videos
December 18, 2007 No Comments

Here is the video review of the Nobu N8WTS10 (I know it's a long name, try memorizing it!). Overall, this is a great product. I know a lot of people have suggested a Tablet PC or a UMPC over the Nobu, however, those units are not design to be used 24/7 and are not rated for in-wall use. The Nobu unit also has Windows XP embedded OS which makes it much more stable. Also, since this unit has all the I/O you'll need, it can act as your whole house control server, plus user interface controller making it worth the price alone. You will need to bring-your-own-software and the UI should be designed for touchscreen use since it's a bit hard to use otherwise.

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VIDEO REVIEW: Lantronix UBox 2100

Home Automation, Videos
November 27, 2007 20 Comments
Last month I wrote about the new Lantronix UBox 2100, a server which allows full control of USB devices over the network. The kind folks at Lantronix sent me a unit to review and for the last couple weeks I have been putting it through the tests. I'm happy to report that it's everything Lantronix promised and I'm even going to purchase one for myself -- it's that good!

Check out Mavromatic's FIRST EVER video review below:

- Lantronix UBox 2100/4100