Phone Time

A project log for Home automation on the cheap

Using an esp8266, arduino nano, a salvaged usb power supply, and a couple relays you can automate anything

thjubeckthjubeck 09/15/2016 at 17:510 Comments

Controlling the lights over a phone is relatively simple. I use two apps on my phone, Send/Expect (Yes it is a paid app but there is a trial version available on their site for those just wanting to try it ) and Tasker

The send variable is what controls the lights while the expect variable is how I am checking if the lights are on or off so if you just want a simple control, just use the configuration without the if or the expect as below.