[clug] [OT] Remote control powerboard

Rainer Klein rklein at tpg.com.au
Tue Nov 24 04:34:51 MST 2009

On Tue, 24 Nov 2009, Kevin Pulo wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 12:17:19PM +1100, Rainer Klein wrote:
> > There are commercial products.
> >
> > In mid October, Aldi had on special "Digital Home System" product with 4
> > remote controlled powerboards and a simple remote. Each of those boards
> > consume less than 1 Watt and come with a build-in on-/off-switch.
> Do you know if there are any where the "simple remote" includes
> software monitoring and control, eg. usb/serial/whatever...?
> Kev.

The remote control is based on RF and comes with 4 buttons. It can be easily 
attached to a key chain.

If you want to control it from your computer, you might want to use Jonathan 
Oxer's idea and use an Arduino board.


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