This project is essentially a telegram bot that run on embedded hardware. This means that you can toggle outputs and monitor inputs from your telegram client. This is helpful when you have no idea on what network or IP address the device is. As long as it can get on the internet via dhcp you should be able to control it.
The current prototype is being developed on the Freedom-K64F. This board was chosen because of the ethernet interface. Also the mcu has enough flash and ram that would enable me to get it working using https. Security is a requirement for this project, and also I think the telegram API only works over https (as it should).