Hey guys. I was doing some shopping at Costco, and i came across these 'CE Smart Home WiFi outlets. I decided to buy a pack and see if i can help my 3d printing experience.
So, Here’s what i was able to do.
I managed to get one set up with all the lighting for my Prusa Mk2.5. so now, when i’m not home, i can turn the lights on, to see my bed if i want to octoprint in and start a print.
I also have one set up on my cheaper chinese printer. this way i can start a print, then schedule the power to the printer to turn off after the print is done, for safety. for example, if the print is estimated to take an hour, set it to turn of in and hour and twenty minutes. less chance of any issues with those cheaper PSU’s.
Also, these connect to Alexa or Google Assistant, so i can voice control them as well.
I have been looking for an easy way to control my printers power remotely, and lights remotely. solutions have always been using a Raspi, or connecting to the printers PSU and using custom software and basically designing something from scratch. This is the perfect solution.
I figured i’d make a post as there were lots of people interested awhile ago when somebody was asking about controlling lights remotely.