hey ez-builders! I was looking to automate my room using the ez-board. I planned on being able to turn things on and off, weather reports, checking rss feeds, etc. I have a desktop computer in my room that i never use but would be perfect to run the software 24/7. To control outlet power/power strip for each individual plug Im assuming i would need some type of relay in line with the plug? The programming would be the easy part. However Im not sure what i would need so that the digital port on the board can interact with the plugs. Does anyone have a safe and reliable way of going about controlling outlet plugs so i don't electrocute myself or burn my house down?
I feel like I remember someone doing this a long time ago with their workshop. But i was unable to find the thread again. Any help or suggestions would be great! I just saw the new iron man/stark industries piece that disneyland put in the innovations building and want to build my own Jarvis-like system using a dedicated ez-board and desktop