I have three of the switches now and they're all hooked into my Raspberry Pi house controller. Over the last couple of months I've found a couple of problems with the ouimeaux python library that the author is looking at, and of course, with my code to run them. Unlike the Android software, the wall switches work really well. Occasionally the switch that is at the edge of my Wifi network will fail to report and twice now I've had one of the switches respond to a command with an error. Really good performance for a remote switch and far, far better than the X10 stuff they replaced.
The really cool thing is that the switches report when they change state. So, if I change it over the phone, the switch tells my Pi that it happened. If I push the button, same thing. This is great because you can check the state of a switch at any time to see if you left the lights on. Using my Pi to control them works great as well. I don't have to rely on Belkin's server or that 'if this then that' website to control things. I can set up as many schedules as I want and don't have to worry about somebody else's server having problems.
For you folk out there that would like to mess with these switches, here's the code I'm using to control them:
#! /usr/bin/python import os import signal import sys import logging from apscheduler.scheduler import Scheduler from threading import Thread import datetime from datetime import timedelta import time import sysv_ipc from ouimeaux.upnp import UPnPLoopbackException from ouimeaux.environment import Environment from ouimeaux.config import get_cache, in_home, WemoConfiguration from ouimeaux.utils import matcher #------------------------------------------------- def lprint(text): print time.strftime("%A, %B, %d at %H:%M:%S"),text sys.stdout.flush() def signal_handler(signal,frame): lprint (" Exit Signal") sys.exit(0) def on_switch(switch): lprint (" Switch found! " + switch.name) def on_motion(motion): lprint (" Motion found!" + switch.motion) def outsideLightsOn(): lprint (" Outside lights on") garageLightSwitch.on() cactusLightSwitch.on() fPorchLightSwitch.on() def outsideLightsOff(): lprint (" Outside lights off") garageLightSwitch.off() cactusLightSwitch.off() fPorchLightSwitch.off() def fPorchToggle(): if (int(fPorchLightSwitch.get_state()) == 1): fPorchLightSwitch.off() else: fPorchLightSwitch.on() def garageToggle(): if (int(garageLightSwitch.get_state()) == 1): garageLightSwitch.off() else: garageLightSwitch.on() def cactusToggle(): if (int(cactusLightSwitch.get_state()) == 1): cactusLightSwitch.off() else: cactusLightSwitch.on() def updateDatabase(whichone, status): pass def cactusSwitchChange(value): if (int(value) == 1): lprint (" Cactus Spot On") updateDatabase('cactusspot', 'On') elif (int(value) == 0): lprint (" Cactus Spot Off") updateDatabase('cactusspot', 'Off') else: lprint (" Cactus Spot Switch Unknown value: " + value) def garageSwitchChange(value): if (int(value) == 1): lprint (" Garage Outside Light On") updateDatabase('outsidegarage', 'On') elif (int(value) == 0): lprint (" Garage Outside Light Off") updateDatabase('outsidegarage', 'Off') else: lprint (" Garage Outside Light Switch Unknown value: " + value) def fPorchSwitchChange(value): if (int(value) == 1): lprint (" Front Porch Light On") updateDatabase('frontporch', 'On') elif (int(value) == 0): lprint (" Front Porch Light Off") updateDatabase('frontporch', 'Off') else: lprint (" Front Porch Light Switch Unknown value: " + value) def handleCommand(command): #lprint(" " + str(command)) # the command comes in from php as something like # ('s:17:"AcidPump, pumpOff";', 2) # so command is 's:17:"AcidPump, pumpOff' # then split it at the " and take the second item try: c = str(command.split('\"')).split(',') except IndexError: c = str(command).split(' ') #this is for something I sent from another process #lprint(c) if (c == 'OutsideLightsOn'): outsideLightsOn() elif (c == 'OutsideLightsOff'): outsideLightsOff() elif (c == 'fPorchToggle'): fPorchToggle() elif(c == 'garageToggle'): garageToggle() elif (c == 'cactusToggle'): cactusToggle() else: lprint(" Weird command = " + str(c)) def showTime(): lprint("timecheck"); if __name__ == '__main__': #Catch Control-C input so it isn't ugly signal.signal(signal.SIGINT, signal_handler) logging.basicConfig(format='%(levelname)s:%(message)s',level=logging.WARNING) #When looking at a log, this will tell me when it is restarted lprint (" started") env = Environment(on_switch, on_motion, with_cache=False) env.start() lprint (" Starting device discovery") env.discover(seconds=5) lprint (" done with discovery") garageLightSwitch = env.get_switch('outsidegarage') cactusLightSwitch = env.get_switch('cactusspot') fPorchLightSwitch = env.get_switch('frontporch') # lprint (" testing lights") # garageLightSwitch.basicevent.SetBinaryState(BinaryState=1) # cactusLightSwitch.basicevent.SetBinaryState(BinaryState=1) # fPorchLightSwitch.basicevent.SetBinaryState(BinaryState=1) # time.sleep(2) # lprint (' garage ' + str(garageLightSwitch.basicevent.GetBinaryState())) # lprint (' cactus ' + str(cactusLightSwitch.basicevent.GetBinaryState())) # lprint (' front porch ' + str(fPorchLightSwitch.basicevent.GetBinaryState())) # garageLightSwitch.basicevent.SetBinaryState(BinaryState=0) # cactusLightSwitch.basicevent.SetBinaryState(BinaryState=0) # fPorchLightSwitch.basicevent.SetBinaryState(BinaryState=0) # lprint (' garage ' + str(garageLightSwitch.basicevent.GetBinaryState())) # lprint (' cactus ' + str(cactusLightSwitch.basicevent.GetBinaryState())) # lprint (' front porch ' + str(fPorchLightSwitch.basicevent.GetBinaryState())) # If I want to see the various attributes of the device # lprint (' ' + garageLightSwitch.explain()) # lprint (" done testing") # examine the status of the lights right now and update the database lprint (' checking current state of switches') garageSwitchChange(garageLightSwitch.get_state()) cactusSwitchChange(cactusLightSwitch.get_state()) fPorchSwitchChange(fPorchLightSwitch.get_state()) lprint (" Setting up the callbacks for the devices") cactusLightSwitch.register_listener(cactusSwitchChange) garageLightSwitch.register_listener(garageSwitchChange) fPorchLightSwitch.register_listener(fPorchSwitchChange) lprint (" Setting up scheduled items") #------------------Stuff I schedule to happen ----- scheditem = Scheduler() # every day at 1900, turn the outside lights on #scheditem.add_cron_job(outsideLightsOn, hour=19, minute=01) # every day at 2200, turn the outside lights off #scheditem.add_cron_job(outsideLightsOff, hour=22, minute=0) #just an interval timer for putting time in the log scheditem.add_interval_job(showTime, minutes=30) lprint (" starting scheduler") scheditem.start() # Create the message queue where commands can be read # I just chose an identifier of 13 because the house monitor # already took the number 12. Cqueue = sysv_ipc.MessageQueue(13, sysv_ipc.IPC_CREAT,mode=0666) firstTime = True lprint (" Going into the processing loop") while True: try: if (firstTime): while(True): try: # commands could have piled up while this was # not running. Clear them out. junk = Cqueue.receive(block=False, type=0) print "purging leftover commands", str(junk) except sysv_ipc.BusyError: break firstTime=False newCommand = Cqueue.receive(block=False, type=0) # type=0 above means suck every message off the # queue. If I used a number above that, I'd # have to worry about the type in other ways. # note, I'm reserving type 1 messages for # test messages I may send from time to # time. Type 2 are messages that are # sent by the php code in the web interface. # Type 3 are from the event handler. This is just like # the house monitor code in that respect. # I haven't decided on any others yet. handleCommand(newCommand) except sysv_ipc.BusyError: pass # Only means there wasn't anything there # Turn control over to the Wemo environment handler for a second so # changes happening can be recorded and handled env.wait(time=1)I cut out the code to update my database since that is very specific to my implementation, and you'll notice down at the bottom, that control of the lights is handled by Sys V messages. I don't control the lights with a console, everything comes from other processes sending messages. For example, my web server software sends a message to this process to turn the lights on and off. Another process sends messages to turn them on and off at certain times of the day. That kind of thing.
Just cut that code out and insert whatever kind of control you want to use. I also made a change to the ouimeaux python library to support asyncronous operation. The library as it was constructed hung and waited for changes to happen. I modified it a bit to return after a env.wait call; that's what the very last line in the code is doing; calling the wait for a second then getting back control so it can do other things.
There's a ton of things that can be done to make my control code better, but for now, it works. I'll loop back to this project some time and add more versatility. Maybe when the ouimeaux library is changed.