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Control a domestic appliance using an Arduino and a modified appliance remote
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Appliance Remote Control

Copyright 2009 Jonathan Oxer
Copyright 2009 Hugh Blemings

| This project is featured in the book "Practical Arduino" by         |
| Jonathan Oxer and Hugh Blemings (Apress, 2009). More information    |
| about the book and this project is available at:                    |
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One of the basic tasks in many home automation systems is controlling
power to appliances. They could be lights, or a heater, or an exhaust
fan, or just about anything else that runs on mains power. The problem
of course is that it's dangerous to mess with mains-level power directly
and you may even be in breach of your local building code if you don't
have the necessary qualifications. This project uses a general-purpose
appliance remote control that can be obtained from a local hardware
store and easily modified to link it to an Arduino for software control
of devices around your house without having to touch any mains-level
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