So, I work from home and have three kids who are home for about half of the time I am working on any given day, most of the time this is fine, but if I’m on a conference call or video call it would be nice if the kids made a little less noise.
I started joking that I needed an “On Air” sign so everyone would know when I was at in a meeting. From there the idea took on a life of its own, and It eventually evolved into a Spark controlled outlet (I’ll publish a link to that build soon) that I could plug the sign into (a sign that I ended up making) with 4 addressable plugs.
I eventually settled on an Android application that would control everything and it works like a charm. You can turn each plug on and off individually or all at once.
At the moment I only have one thing plugged in, but I like to plan ahead.
The application also will technically support an infinite number of Sparks with 4 ‘plugs’ each, but I didn’t add in any way for the user to manage that … yet.
Please pardon the format of the video, I just did a screen capture off my phone and don’t have a quick and easy way of editing the video.