Just ordered an Arduino ethernet board a relay and a force sensitive resistor - so hopefully we can program it to give some useful feedback as to how full the kettle is!
1 x Force Sensitive Resistor (FSR) Interlink 402 (FSR-01)
1 x Relay (DPDT 5v) (RELAY-01-BU)
1 x USB - Serial Cable (3.3v) (FTDI-01-USB)
1 x Arduino Ethernet Board (ARDE-01)
Although it was £65 all together!
will post results when its arrived and been made
EDIT: did think about the moisture sensor but it would be harder to implement as would need to connect the top to the bottom - possibly risky
Curios how you got on with this if at all Glenda
His headstone reads "Dagnabit, I that should have worked."
The person posting as @glennda is mearly a clone. A glennda 2.0, if you will. We're trying to replicate the origional explosion, but to date, it appears to be an anomaly.
On a more serious note, if Network Kettle[tm] works without any problem on a network, someone needs to make an app.
I was joking... Seems I was eerrily accurate.
V1 of the kettle worked fine, until we had to give the web relay back.Quote:
On a more serious note, if Network Kettle[tm] works without any problem on a network, someone needs to make an app
I'm thinking this could be a use with my Raspberry pi - I will see what I can come up with for this, and draw out and plans! @SimpleSi I might need some help with the Raspberry pi setup - do you know anybody who would be interested?
Connect to door entry system so kettle switchesd on when you enter building
Automate a robotic arm that when the kettle boils to fill a cup ready with tea bag and sugar if requiredd
So what's the project aim for this kettle controller then?
Me being a geek :-)
Basicly i need a simple way of remotely sending a signal via the network to the gpio board i guess to activate a solinoid? Or activate something which i am yet to decide!
Get a mains remote controled switch and then just break into the remote controller and use your RPi to imiate pressing buttons on the remote or use this method of directly controlling 433Mhz ones
Safe Automated Mains Sockets
(I'd just go with hacking into a remote myself - not tried it but it can't be that hard as long as your buffer the RPi from the remote (my favourite chip to do this is the ULN2003 - 37p from CPC :) )
Tons of stuff on the forum to do remote control over the web I'd thought
Raspberry Pi • Index page
Nice little project :)
Damn I had a dream about this a couple of weeks ago thought I was onto a winner!