In this project, we are going to build an open-source version of WiFi power switches that you can buy in many stores. These switches can usually be controlled from a smartphone or tablet, and give you the ability to switch on or off any device that is connected to the switch.
We are going to use Arduino, the CC3000 WiFi chip, and a powerswitch module to make an open-source version of such WiFi power switches. With the project we are going to build in this guide, you will be able to control this switch from your computer, or from any device connected to your local WiFi network.
You will be able to plug a 110v or 230v device into the switch (I took a standard 30W desk lamp as an example) and switch this device on or off via WiFi. Using the interface that we are going to build, you’ll also be able to wirelessly control the device that is connected to the switch from the click of a button. Let’s dive in!
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