HACKING R/C POWER OUTLETS
Inexpensive wireless home automation.
Photography by Andrew Wedgbury
Switching plug-in appliances from your computer or microcontroller isn’t difficult in theory, but doing it without turning your home into a potential deathtrap can be tricky. The safer way is to rely on remote control rather than wiring directly.
Hack Your R/C Power Outlet
Time: A Weekend Complexity: Medium
Here’s how I reverse-engineered and modified an inexpensive R/C power outlet switching system so that it can control a practically unlimited number of AC-powered devices wirelessly from a computer. This flexible setup lets me switch ...