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    Introducing the Network Kettle!

    I have a student working with me this summer as a technician and i was joking about making the network kettle - so guess what - he went away and ordered a solinoid and then a tesco kettle and borrowed a web relay - and here it is!

    He brought it in today and it works really well - although needs 3 plug sockets!
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    So you can switch it on from a location on the network???

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    Genius When you mass producing them?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    So you can switch it on from a location on the network???
    Yup there is an application which you run with a few variables and it turns the kettle on!

    We've setup a hot key on our keyboards so that as soon as you hit it the kettle turns on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    Genius When you mass producing them?!?

    Steve
    When we have refined the design - need to find a cheap web relay aswell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    So you can switch it on from a location on the network???
    No, the entire world [evil laugh].

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    That is so cool! Tell him to look at an Arduino chip and get some 2 way comms going so you know when it's boiled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky_Dicky View Post
    That is so cool! Tell him to look at an Arduino chip and get some 2 way comms going so you know when it's boiled.
    We'll have a look at that - we need something to permantly replace the web relay as its borrowed!

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    One of these should do the trick - Arduino Ethernet with PoE module from Cool Componentslthough, you'd still need to make yourself a little relay circuit too, to handle the switching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    One of these should do the trick - Arduino Ethernet with PoE module from Cool Componentslthough, you'd still need to make yourself a little relay circuit too, to handle the switching.
    Yeah am just looking at it now -

    Whats the difference between that and this

    Ethernet Shield for Arduino from .omlout:.

    Is the one i link to an add on to the first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Yeah am just looking at it now -

    Whats the difference between that and this

    Ethernet Shield for Arduino from .omlout:.

    Is the one i link to an add on to the first?
    The ethernet shield attaches to an ardiono board - it isn't a processor, its an accessory.

    Like this:

    Arduino WiFly Shield from Cool Componentshat would add wifi.

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    now i'm thinking wireless network kettle lol

    buy a normal board to do the controlling and a wireless one to connect to the network!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    now i'm thinking wireless network kettle lol

    buy a normal board to do the controlling and a wireless one to connect to the network!
    Lol, that wifi shield board also has a small prototyping area, so you could easily build a relay circuit onto their to handle the switch - eliminating the need for a separate PCB/circuit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Lol, that wifi shield board also has a small prototyping area, so you could easily build a relay circuit onto their to handle the switch - eliminating the need for a separate PCB/circuit.
    I've sent it over to him to investigate!

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    You could also be clever, and include a few moisture sensors inside the kettle, so you can see when the kettle is half full, a quarter full etc...

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