- Okay, as you’ll notice in my first posts of my blog, I would have already completed the first part.
That’s because I wanted to attempt the project before talking about it.. and yes… I do regret not posting about it along the way.
This is the outcome to my project.
A very ugly looking box… (temporary solution)
So far, what does it do?
Well, it turns both my lamps on and off! Yeah I know… cool!
I’ve created a web server on my pi, hosting a UI for my switches. Typing in the local IP, port 5000 and the secret 9 digits and 1 letter at the end (To keep my house mates from accessing it!) will allow me to access it, as long as I am connected to the same internet.
Now this is done, what are your plans next?
YES! I have thought ahead what I should do next!
I have taken inspiration from my former lecturer, one day he decided to sit down and show me and a group of people what he did with a Pi, and it was pretty cool!
He opened a Skype call with his Pi back in his office which allowed him to access his webcam. He then turned on his lamp Remotely!?! AND THEN he started to control a robot arm!?! He attempted to put a tea bag inside his cup (An idea is forming here!)
At this stage, I was stunned! Not knowing you could do all of this stuff, just on a raspberry Pi.
Which was why I started looking into this!