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Netflix app on roku does fo "Are you still watching?" But other apps do not.
Honesty plugging one of these between the roku and the outlet should do the trick. Plus some tvs will turn themselves off if their input source is off
WeMo Switch, Wi-Fi Enabled, Control your Electronics from anywhere, Compatible with Amazon Echo [link]
For a voltage control I have both a plain 'LED dimmer' they sell for christmas lights and the dimmer with a voltmeter wired onto it that Underdog sells. The timer I have is just a cheap outlet timer, one of the old school manual dials, that I already had kicking around the cellar.
The wifi control outlet is here, I guess it's actually more like $30:
Good write up. I wish I had considered this or truly, had anyway to know it when I started my setup.
I do have one additional Smart Plug not listed I can add to your list..
Weemo Smart Plug
* 2.5 x 5.3 x 8.2 inches
Plugs spaces used in regular outlet
Plug Spaces in 6 outlet power strip (side by side)
I don't have a power strip that is "stacked" but given how long it is, I have to assume it takes up all of them.
I wish I had seen this before I dropped almost $90 on two plugs that are logistically very challenging (to be fair, they work great they are just huge)
Apparently these work quite well... You could be sure the Silvia reservoir is full, boiler primed, only ON/OFF rocker switch is in ON position and steam valve completely OFF, then activate remotely.
I do know the newest model of Silvia has some sort of power save mode feature, but no idea if it can be disabled.
Something like a Belkin Wemo switch - works with IFTTT so you can do Home -> IFTTT -> Wemo.
You can buy them used for ~35 USD on Amazon currently [link]
There may be other, cheaper internet-enabled switches out there that I don't know about.
I use a WeMo switch to accomplish this. I hated the WeMo app, so I built a small PHP page to control it and threw it on a Raspberry Pi. I want to work on a script to check the chromecast to see if it is casting something and then turn on the switch automatically, but haven't gotten there yet.
PM if you want help or instructions.
Not possible without hacking the Chromecast (which as far as I know is not possible).
Your best lazy bet would be to get this: WeMo Switch, Wi-Fi Enabled and plug the Chromecast into it.
Dot plugged into wall (always on)
Plug the bluetooth and amp/stereo into a power strip plugged into a wemo outlet.
Wemo can talk directly with the dot without any other hub.
"Alexa turn on stereo". Powers wemo which gives power to the strip (stereo and bluetooth), she now talks through the stereo.
You have to make it complex! Do it DO IT do it...
I currently have the a camera looking at my print bed via DVR, which I can access from my mobile. I have a WeMo switch to cut power to the printer, also accessed through my mobile.
It would be simpler to get a remote power strip of some kind and turn that on off. I have something like this that I use for a different purpose:
Not what you asked, but just showing an alternative.
I plug all my retro consoles and accessories into a power strip and just manually power that on and off when I want to play. Could plug that into something like this I suppose.
The WeMo Plugin outlet switch. Its twice the price. In the context of an Amazon Echo, is there any difference with an OpenHab controller for it running on wifi?
You know, I had another idea. Kind of insane, but it would work (I think).
So that humidifier runs on 24 volts DC power, which comes from your furnace's C terminal. It's also what powers the Ecobee. You could purchase for fairly cheap a plug-in inverter that turns household 110 volt AC power into 24 volt DC power, so you could power the humidifier from a wall outlet instead of the furnace.
Why would you care about doing this? Because of IFTTT. You can create a "trigger" in IFTTT for when your Ecobee detects the humidity is below X%, and another trigger when it goes above X%.
So that's the "trigger" that tells IFTTT to do something. The "something" it will do is turn one of those wifi outlets (like this) on and off. See where I'm going? When the humidity falls below X% as detected by the Ecobee, it triggers IFTTT to turn that wifi outlet on (into which the 110vac to 24vdc inverter connected to the humidifier is plugged), which would turn on the humidifier! When the humidity goes above X%, you have another trigger which then turns off the wifi outlet.
The only problem with this setup is that you don't know if the heat is running or not, so the humidifier could be running/getting wet without the furnace running and blowing air through the filter.
Just an idea. Gotta earn that $3.50! ;)
That's an intense slow cooker lol.
This can be used to turn a normal one on remotely at a much more budget friendly price:
For that reason I installed a Belkin WeMo Switch in my home that automatically turns of when I leave the GPS area and turns on as soon as my phone is connected to my wifi. Of course theres an app for it which allows switching on/off from your phone.
They don't really need complete darkness, or complete silence. You probably don't want the LEDs on 24/7, but you will need some kind of nightlight so you guys can see when you go get her in the middle of the night.
Put those LEDs to a red tone, which won't interfere with sleep much. You can also put them on something like this which would let you both time it, and turn them off or off from your phone or tablet.
Where on earth are you seeing that? It's 39.99 on amazon too.
Well if you use devices like this [link] you're golden.
I haven't bought one yet, but I will eventually.
For myself, I use a Wemo outlet and plug table lights into it. Yes, I can control Wemo outlets outside the home.
For outside the home... I have motion sockets. If something moves.... the porch lights come on.
a smart plug like the below? I see so the machine remains in an "on" position, the smart plug goes off before I'm up (which is really what the time suck is), and then my machine is hot enough for me to just quickly grind and pull?
You could plug your cooker into a remotely controlled outlet:
But wouldn't that mean you'd have to leave your rice sitting there soaking in the water all day long?
Why not use a plug in wi-fi enabled switch like this [link] and plug in a portable or window AC unit.
Like a smart plug?
Drop the style down to "Light Switch"
There is a couple EASY ways to do this, using arduino or pi would over complicate your request.
You can use a WEMO Wifi switch with this sensor system to turn on the outlet and notify you
Wireless tag sensors
with this wireless sensor program you can use a door sensor OR a motion sensor to signal the wemo to turn on and then off when appropriate
Every time this wireless tag system detects motion or a door opened, it can send a push notification/text/email
If this is for a light and not another device, you can use the same wireless tag system above to monitor and signal a bulb to turn on, but use the Philips HUE bulbs. Using the hue bulbs, you are able to send a local command to the bulb from the sensor, this speeds up the process. This also can notify you as well.
let me knw if you have questions, i use the wireless tags system for a bunch of stuff, including notifications for all my doors and turning on lights in the room.
I've got a couple of these WeMo Switch. They work fine.
No other hardware needed. Installed WeMo app on my Kindle and tapped on buttons as instructed. Very easy.
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I use the Belkin Wemo ( [link] )
It's technically not heavy duty, but seems to be able to handle this fine. Use at your own risk!
You'd still also need to by the wink hub to get it to work with your smartphone.
Belkin's WeMo line has a few options that work via WiFi:
If your lamp plugs in you could use this module:
If your lamps are connected to a wall switch you could use this:
Another option is if your lamp is on a switch and your phone has an IR Blaster you can use this cheaper Lutron option:
The last option is what's in my bedroom and my wife thought it was stupid at first, but it's one of the nicest things in the world not having to turn off the light and then fumble your way to bed in the dark.
Or you could buy a WeMo that allows you to turn on/off the device without having to spend $150.