[Rack] Building some new electronics to open the gate?

Danny O'Brien danny at spesh.com
Tue Nov 15 02:18:57 UTC 2011

On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 2:56 PM, miloh <froggytoad at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 1:53 PM, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
>> miloh wrote, On 2011-11-13 13:13:
>> > The hardware isn't broken.
>> >
>> > Your software is broken.  I just tested it at noisebridge.  Did you read
>> > the thread on it?
>> > https://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/rack/2011-November/001095.html
>> >
>> > using the sshpass utility with -fnq doesn't work, perhaps the utility
>> > doesn't work the same way it did after the system upgrades.
>> I SSHed into the WYSE box and tested the command directly from there and
>> it wasn't working.
> again, it works fine through bacngate.  You may not hear the audio from the
> WYSE since it has a puny piezo speaker.
> --> just because it doesn't work for *you* doesn't mean it is *broken*
> .
>  I test by triggering the script (opengate, bacngate from pony, or the
> open-gate script on the touch panel control system itself ) while standing
> at the top the stairs and listening for the electric strike buzzing that
> indicates the gate is unlocked.  If the strike is running quietly (as it
> wears out it tends to operate silently), I have someone listen at the door
> downstairs and report the function.
> this is the way I tested it to get it running.

One think I've noticed is that the door does open (or is
unlocked_but_not_ajar) downstairs, but I don't hear the strike
buzzing. This doesn't speak to other people's tests, but maybe if it's
quieter than previously people don't realise the door is being buzzed


> -rma
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