I wanted to share a project of mine called the Portlet (portmanteu of Programmable Outlet). I got tired of watching it collect dust on the shelf so I’m making it Open Hardware and publishing everything.
Here is the website and all the downloads: http://www.mechtechlab.com/portlet/
The project is complete and tested (and in use in my house).
The main features of the project are:
- Easily programmable “brain” (Arduino, Photon, etc.)
- Controls outlets
- Thermocouple inputs
- Buttons and screen for feedback
Hopefully this helps fill a niche that folks are looking for in the Home Automation Hardware world! Or even inspiration for a new project!