Jimmy McGee · Feb 5, 2014 at 09:00 am

How to Make an Internet Controlled PowerStrip for the Internet of Things – XDA Developer TV

WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. WE ARE TRAINED PROFESSIONALS!!!

It’s coming, it will be huge, it will change the world as we know it, and it has a pretty silly name. What is it? It is the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is the buzz term for the world when everything is connected to the Internet: TVs, toasters, couches, anything. The great thing about that is that we will be able to develop and automate things, or at least make them easier. How can we take advantage of that?

In this episode, Recognized Developer AdamOutler demonstrates the use of the Spark Core to control just about anything with an Android device.  The Spark Core is a $35 cloud-enabled micro-controller device that allows you to access your Spark Core from your Android device from anywhere in the world.  So, being the tinkerer that he is, AdamOutler explores the remote control capability rather than programmability. So it you like seeing amazing things you didn’t know were possible, check out this video.


Spark core + Relay shield used in this video are available from Spark

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