Be the Master of the House with this home automation device. Use your Android device to remote control four separate 115V appliances. For this project I am using the bareduino plus kit from virtuabotix, a 4-channel relay board from Sainsmart, an HC-06 bluetooth module and an old power strip. I am also using an android app and arduino sketch called Ardudroid by TechBitar that can be downloaded from the Google Play store.
After disassembling an old power strip for parts I modified my project box to fit the outlets, power switch, reset button and cord. With some careful forming of the neutral wires I was able to connect and fit the relay board in place. Build up the Bareduino so I can have the functionality of an Arduino without giving up my precious. You can get more info about the build on my Instructable
As a midnight maker I am inspired by the open source community to contribute and share some of the projects I have attempted.
"We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." [Albert Einstein]