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A lot of the smart plugs have buttons on them to manually turn them on/off. For example:
You could also have an Alexa nearby to turn it on. The plug above has a countdown timer as well.
Octoprint running on a Raspberry Pi, using the "TP-Link Smartplug" plugin which connects to my Kasa Smart HS103P2, which turns the printer off after 20 minutes of idle (configurable of course). Also protects against thermal runaway by watching the temps of the bed and hotend and can power off the machine if something isn't right.
My printer is out in my workshop, I just control it all from my desk. I power it on, start a print, and it will power off when done.
You can buy AC smart switches that connect to your wifi and put timer functions on them. They are cheap.
At the moment, I can't think of a way to resolve your lack of remote viewing. What I would recommend is using a wifi controlled power plug.. I use one for the printer and one for the Pi. If you loose connection to the Pi, you can reboot it remotely using the power plug and if you have a problem with the printer, you can kill power to it immediately.
If your leds are not smart enabled already, you'd need an alternative method. One way would be to get an arduino and a wifi module, and connect that to a relay that runs the lights. You would have to be familiar with some of the code and wiring to make that work well. Another option.. You should be able to find smart wifi recaptacles that can be turned on or off from your phone via an app or Google voice assistant. Plug your lights into that, and it may also offer timing features. Something like this: [link]
Do you restart it if it dips before a certain percent then?
How do Androids, Macs, and iOS devices "hold off" on charging and make sure that battery doesn't keep draining?
I'm planning on getting this: [link]
Currently, I'm using a TP link kasa switches (HS103P2) that plug into the outlet and the lamp power cord plugs into the TP link switch.
I have a Aeotec Z Wave hub that is connected to Home Assistant running on docker container on my NAS.
I am assuming you dont have any kind of hub or anything to control protocols like Z-wave or Zigbee, so really, your only option is wifi, or to buy a hub. For plain old wifi switches, I really like the TP-Link Kasa switches.
I use the Kasa Smart plug to individually control each cab. Alexa also has an arcade group if I want to turn them all on at once. Kasa Smart Plug, WiFi Outlet works with Alexa, Echo and Google Home, No Hub Required, Remote Control, 12 Amp, UL Certified, 2-Pack (HS103P2) [link]
You should jump on the TP link smart mini plugs that are $19.99 for two. Compatible with amazon Alexa and easy to set up! They went on sale for $19.99 a couple of days ago! Hurry before they end and free shipping if you have amazon prime! I recommend these as I have used them in my home automation. Better than those no name mini plugs (from China) that are not UL approved and can heat up! Kasa Smart Plug Lite by TP-Link,... [link]
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You can also use them to set up Octoprint to shut down the printer after a print is finished. I forgot the plugin but I'm sure you can find it if you search for it. I generally don't go to sleep with the printer running though so I just check from Octoprint on the laptop and once the hotend temp gets below 40c I turn off the outlet from my phone.
Limited-time deal: Kasa Smart Plug HS103P2, Wi-Fi Outlet works with Alexa, Echo and Google Home &IFTTT, No Hub Required, Remote Control, 15 Amp, UL Certified, 2-Pack [link]
Smart plug, Gosund Mini Wifi Outlet Works with Alexa, Google Home, No Hub Required, Remote Control Your Home Appliances from Anywhere, ETL Listed,Only Supports 2.4GHz Network(4Packs) [link]
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It's a cool idea if you're just looking for a project, but my first thought to remote control some appliances would be to get some wifi control outlets. You could get individual ones or something that does several outlets at once (all individually controllable) or if you wanted to do it with the plugs themselves and make it super clean looking, you could use smart outlets. Either way, you could control them with an app on your phone (or if you're an Apple user, just use Siri to enable voice commands and custom configurable groupings, etc...I'm sure there's an Android equivalent, I just don't know what it is.)
Thank you. According to the Amazon listing the grid says it works with Google Assistant.
Someone posted a good solution already. You can get a Kasa smart plug. Plug the smart plug into the wall outlet, then plug your charging brick into the smart plug.
Go into the Kasa app and set the smart plug to turn on based on a specific time and that should meet your need.
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I use a WiFi smart plug for this purpose. They’re really inexpensive these days. Here’s a 2 pack for $15.
So something like this?
Are they controllable without using a proprietary app?
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This is an improvised "clean room" that uses a UVC light to sanitize any items placed on the ground. It is a convenient way to bulk-sanitize items in a "set and forget" fashion, without the use of cleaning agents or lengthy wipe-down procedures. It can also supplement traditional cleaning measures, by allowing an easy way to sanitize a designated cleaning area after wiping down or treating other items.
Why would you want to do this?
Why would you not want to do this?
The parts involved:
There isn't a whole lot to it beyond that. Spread your items out into the room, shut all doors, and activate your light for the appropriate amount of time. Then go in, flip your items over (placing them down in a slightly different spot to avoid contamination from the ground), then zap them again.
Any wifi enabled smart plug will do. Check on Amazon. I have all my printers on their own Kasa plug ([link]) so I can turn them off when I detect any issues while I'm out of the house.
You can wire a relay to one of the GPIO pins on the Pi, but honestly it's just much easier to use a $5 smartplug that talks over WiFi.
Something like this:
Plug it into the wall, plug the printer into it, a little software setup, and you're done ... and you don't have to trust your own soldering skills with mains power.