[Lab] Hardware Helper for Home Automation projects?
matt at mbells.ca
Sat Feb 1 16:29:23 EST 2014
I recently backed a KickStarter, which does this (Wi-Fi controlled power
There are also other ones, probably more useful in the end, that are
individually controllable outlets like
ur-smart-phone , which come to ~30$ per controlled outlet.
In terms of what is available now, you could always put a few Z-Wave (or
similar) outlets into a box, though this would be expensive, bulky, ugly,
and slow... You do remind me, I should use the powerswitchtail I have for
From: Lab [mailto:lab-bounces at artengine.ca] On Behalf Of Jim Kiskis
Sent: 2014.January.26 16:38
To: Justin Slootsky
Subject: Re: [Lab] Hardware Helper for Home Automation projects?
Thanks for. The link on this but I wonder if this would work as a controller
for my charger for my e bike
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> On Jan 26, 2014, at 2:12 PM, Justin Slootsky <justin at slootsky.org> wrote:
> Many home automation projects involve switching power. Plus, there is the
power to be supplied to the computer (pi, beaglebone, arduino, whatever)
that is doing the automating.
> It seems to me that a powerbar with internal relay switching and 3.3V 5V &
12V power would be a useful device. Kind of like a powertail (
http://www.powerswitchtail.com/Pages/default.aspx - available at abra or
adafruit or sparkfun ) but with 2-4 individually controlled AC outlets and
DC power jacks.
> Does this exist?
> [ Maybe something like this, but better amp rated, with DC power -
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