We want to make our boring kitchen appliances smarter by allowing us to control them more easily .
What it does
It automatically turns your appliances on/off when required. Can also be used to steep your tea.
How we built it
We used an arduino microcontroller. An AC relay is used to control power to appliances. A servo motor is used to steep your tea.
Challenges we ran into
Connecting the AC relay was a difficult task. We did not want to risk damaging an AC outlet or the appliance. We decided to use a power bar instead.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
This is one of our first hardware hacks. It allowed us to finally use the circuit skills we developed in school for our own personal use.
What we learned
We learned how to design, use and program an arduino microcontroller including receving inputs from IR sensors, push buttons and outputting to LEDs, servo motors and more.
What's next for Kitchen IoT
We want to expand this project and connect even more devices and appliances to our arduino microcontroller.