Automated Mains Plug / Socket

by Lee Tickett

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There are already a number of devices on the market which address:

  • Home Automation
  • Power Consumption Monitoring

The problem is the lack of devices which bring the two together. This project will deliver an affordable device which does exactly that. The initial models will be open source and aimed at developers. There will be some form of software or web interface available to allow you to control / monitor / log your device using a pc, laptop or mobile device.

Uses:

Technologies / Compatibility / Expandability:

  • Motion Sensing
  • Temperature
  • Wireless display/control unit

We need your help to:

  • Drive down the cost per unit
  • Get a sufficient number of devices into the community for beta testing
  • Work on developing software to compliment

Where next:

  • If interest is high enough I will build a prototype for a multi-socket extension lead with individual socket switching/monitoring
  • If interest is high enough I will build a prototype of aSocket (where the switching and monitoring circuitry is housed within the socket rather than needing a separate device).
  • If interest is high enough I will build a prototype for other plug types.

Risks and challenges

Multiple suppliers?
Developing solid firmware/software: User upgradeable to fix bugs as well as add functionality
Certification?

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