Ah, some people after my own heart (and projects)...
I'm wanting to use my GTPs for home control also. However, I'm a little shaky yet on exactly what I want them to do.
I know for certain that I want to develop a touch-screen IR remote using one of these. My thoughts were to have a custom screen with clickable gadjets that I can define that will execute a Perl script (similar to what's being done with "xr3" at this address:
The problem is that I don't want to define separate windows that look like remote controls, with each button being an icon. I want to design something custom in Photoshop that looks totally unlike a remote control (perhaps a photo or CAD layout of my home's floor plan) with clickable buttons. Perhaps my thinking is off; perhaps those buttons really could be icons, and the remote "screen" for a particular device can indeed be some custom design, but I'm a bit unclear on how to implement it.
As for using the GTP to control my home--I don't think it would have enough "guts" to do it (or enough I/O). I'm currently using an HCS II to do that. Unfortunately, no Web interface yet--just I/O through an RS-422 line that looks like a particular device for that system. I'm thinking that my GTP can do the I/R and X10 through a RedRat IR blaster, and the X10 will be done with an IR to X10 converter box. X10 "commands" can also be defined for the HCS II, as it listens for those (ie. send code c8, and the "home theater lighting" scenario is executed).
Does anyone have any ideas of their own on this?