Building a cheap WiFi power switch

The first stop in my smart home series is to control power switches via WiFi.

To do that I researched what devices are available and found that they either cost a lot, like 49€ for a power switch from Fritz!, or always want to connect to either someone else’s server or a shady cloud.

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Setting up a smart home environment

I recently wanted to jump on the smart home train and start with controlling the power for some devices (e.g. printers), set up a multi room music system and control everything with a smartphone.

With this in mind I’m going to start a blog series about how to build yourself a smart home from scratch with, hopefully, very low cost.

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