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19/01/2013

jfrmilner's Tech Blog

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In this post I’m going to try something a little different, I’m going to explain the process I used to control a four gang power socket with PowerShell. Now I’m only going to be sending serial commands with PowerShell as the hard work is being done by an Arduino and the “rc-switch” library but still this was a really fun project to do and one I wanted to share!

To start, you’ll need all the following items:

Bill of materials:

# Name Price Shop
1 Arduino Uno £15 Google/eBay
2 433 Mhz Transmitter and Receiver £3 eBay: search for “Arduino 433” or “RF Link kit”
3 Energenie Trailing Gang with Four Radio Controlled Surge Protected Sockets £20 https://energenie4u.co.ukwww.amazon.co.uk
4 Breadboard and a few jumper cables Google/eBay

Part 1 – Capture the RF codes for your Energenie Power Strip

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