I agree with @sparkman, swapping that out for a semi-modern DSC will allow you to easily connect it to the VERA and use the existing sensors in scenes, as alerts/alarms, etc for not a whole lot of work or $, and maintain a traditional keypad/panel, especially if you sell the house one day. The DSC stuff is pretty well documented and easy to work with, and available cheaply on Ebay and other places. It can be a bit fiddly and you will probably need a WinXX box to program it ( though it can all be done via the keypad as well )
@Tmaster What I meant by my previous comment was to tap on the Node name to see what sensors were connected - Had you clicked on TANQUE you would have seen a box pop up below giving you all the children to that particular Node with what value was last updated and when, so you could easily have found out all about your mysterious 13 children.
At least you have it sorted now, but it pays to do a bit of housekeeping in the sketch setup and Domoticz - eg which of the 6 "Unknown" Nodes is the one you want to next have a look at ?
All my Node IDs are set at the Node, and the sketch name labels the Node ID also, the Nodes are named in Domoticz for easy identification.
In the sketch my sensors are numbered sequentially and commented on what they are, so naming them in Domoticz becomes very much easier.
Of possible interest: Here's a guy who is building an inexpensive open source ethernet controller for stepper motors:
What happend to Ethersweep? Project Update! – 12:36— Neumi
If you listen to the end, it's revealed that there is now generous funding available which allows people to do this kind of open-source development as a full time job, which is what he is now doing. For that reason, I think there's a good chance he will complete his project within the allowed 6 months., and so by the deadline it will likely be nicely polished.
@skywatch said in Awesome tip: run LinuxFX instead of Windows!:
@NeverDie Thanks - Interestingly they show a free version on their site still. Did they revert due to bad publicity?
I stopped following it, but I seem to recollect that the free version was noticeably missing things--otherwise, who'd buy the paid-for version? Anyway, its standing on Distro-watch has fallen considerably. It may seem unfair to niche distros, but I think it's generally better to stick with the more popular distros, unless you have good reason to choose otherwise.