• First power-up of the Third Proto-type

    Karl Edler04/19/2015 at 03:35 0 comments

    The goal now is to make a fully functional smart-switch in its final mechanical form. Below is a picture of the electronics and the 3D printed shields. The electronics have not yet been programmed with the firmware from the 2nd proto-type but it is producing 5V from the AC mains.

    The 3D printed plastic bits do not fit very well yet so the electronics are wrapped in electrical tape.

  • Second Proto-type

    Karl Edler04/19/2015 at 03:31 0 comments

    The remains of my first proto-type. I was able to throttle a cordless drill and monitor its current usage with this mess of wires.

  • Plastic shock shields

    Karl Edler02/09/2015 at 04:47 0 comments

    The initial designs for the mechanical bits are now complete. Since this is AC power, we need plastic coverings for everything.

  • The circuit prototypes work.

    Karl Edler02/09/2015 at 04:45 0 comments

    The circuit prototypes work. I can get 5V off the AC to power the micro-controller and the switch throttles my electric drill just fine. It throttles a florescent lamp too, but it seems that florescent lamps do not like to be throttled. The bulb burned out. The hall sensor can see the current draw.