Hacked Gadgets Forum

August 9, 2007

Fonera Internet Controlled Switch

at 5:06 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, Electronic Hacks

Remember the FON routers that were being given away a few months ago? Cryptonoid has a project that would allow you to make a switch that can be controlled from anywhere on the internet. I wouldn’t suggest controlling 110AC with it though unless you use some isolation. Please read the comments, as I mentioned circuit isolation such as a relay should be used.

“I got my first FON router for free a couple of months ago. First thing i did was flash dd-wrt firmware on it. Since FONera router has gpio pins i decided to use one of those pins to control AC loads or turn a switch ON/OFF remotely. There’s a similar/better way of controlling AC loads – check out dd-wrt wiki. However, i only had one NPN transistor some resistors and leds. So i decided to build a small circuit that will turn a switch ON and OFF thru the Router’s Web Interface. Now i can turn anything ON/OFF from anywhere in the world…..”