Thought this was great. No judgment here, what works, works.
Sean, thanks for that link. I think that is quite ingenious! Those switches, and the outlet, remind me of switch panels I worked on when I was a kid in India. Wonder where this video was made.
All I know is if I had engineered that, I'd be pretty darn satisfied.
Heck it could probably work with Hubduino or would not take a lot of effort to make it work with it.
I'll judge....it looks like crap.
And a bit scary too. Cardboard? Exposed moving parts?
And they couldn't tape up those loose wires? It is only 5V, so not dangerous, but it is messy and they could get pinched in that mechanism pretty easily and kill the circuit board.
Too smart for their own good.
Ohhhhhh! I own that T-shirt!
I think that's awesome! While I would never put that on my wall, it sure demonstrates out-of-the-box thinking.
I know what that is...
It's what goes on in Google Assistant's head when you ask her to turn the lights off.
Or "on" if she feels like it and there's an "R" in the month.
The video creator comes from India according to his/her instructables profile. So you are spot on!
I gotta be honest here. It may be an ingenious feat of engineering but it is the dumbest thing I have seen in a long time.
Yeah. I assume this is a "because I CAN" thing, and not a "you SHOULD do this" thing.
Still comes down to what works, works. Agreeably the most MacGyver'd set up I have ever seen. But to me this is what makes it so great. Popcycle sticks? Yup. Cardboard? Yup. "Wait... I can build a smartswitch."