Have you ever had that feeling when you leave your house and don’t remember if you turned off a certain appliance or not? A new campaign over at Kickstarter aims to address this issue and do a whole lot more.
The campaign called Plugg.ee is a smart power outlet that has the ability to connect to your home wireless network. It can be controlled using an Android or iOS smartphone and allows for remotely turning on or off the power or even measure the amount of electricity consumed.
The device also has the ability to learn the routine of the appliance attached to it. If anything out of the ordinary occurs then it immediately sends an alert to the smartphone. This is useful in cases where you accidentally leave your electrical stove on or leave the refrigerator door open. Once you receive an alert you can then immediately turn off the appliance through the use of your smartphone.
One great thing about this device is that the team behind it designed it around Spark. This is an open source software and cloud platform that can be programmed over the Internet. This allows anyone to come up with their own ideas and uses for this product.
Plugg.ee Technical Specifications
- STM32F103 microcontroller
- ARM Cortex M3
- 32-bit 72Mhz processor
- 128KB Flash, 20KB RAM
- Range of 100-300 feet
- NEMA 110V AC Outlets
- 15A MAX Current, 1800W
- 100,000 Switching Endurance
The team behind this device has already made the third prototype that comes with several revisions. In order to complete this product a little help from the Kickstarter community is needed. The goal right now is to reach $129,000 in funding. As of this writing a total of 188 backers have already pledged $13,807. A $39 pledge will allow you to own one plug.ee device which is expected to ship out by June of next year however the slots are already filled. The next available amount you can pledge which will get you a plugge.ee is $59.
The designer and maker of plug.ee is Sherif Eid. He has more than 12 years of experience in designing circuits for various semiconductor chips.