Allereerst een gelukkig nieuwjaar aan alle Nederlandssprekenden en op JCs gezondheid, dat hij nog maar veel gave dingen mag verzinnen.
Having said this, a friend and I would like to make remote controlled light switches and power sockets. We had been looking on the web for a while when I stumbled onto JeeLabs. We think JCs stuff will make our lives a little easier.
We already had some circuits going for the switching part (see pictures). The first uses just a relay and the second uses a solid-state-relay constructed out of an optocoupler and a triac (DTR is the data terminal ready pin of our serial connector).
(Yes I know, wires out of the socket is sort of dangerous, I'm being very careful)
The third schematic shows globally how we want to use the JeeNode to make this switch wireless. The left-hand part is a zener diode hack to supply the JeeNode from the mains and the right-hand part is the solid-state-relay. We are also debating the need of a manual switch, which could be fitted on the JeeNode (so the system is also aware of analog switching).
This post is partly intended to keep you apprised and partly to hear what you think (also if JC is maybe working on this already, some posts on his blog suggested that he was).