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Offline Future_engineer

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WIFI_light control
« on: August 04, 2017, 09:24:51 pm »
I am currently thinking about launching ah kind of kickstarter of ah "DIY Wifi swich(controller) kit".
So now my question is does the Word need such things or is this a bad Idea :-//

Thanks in advance
 

Offline Future_engineer

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Re: WIFI_light control
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 09:31:45 pm »
The Software for it will be provided by me (Android app and HTML webpage)
The Board with Components will be delivered.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2017, 09:34:56 pm by Future_engineer »
 

Offline RGB255_0_0

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Re: WIFI_light control
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 09:35:06 pm »
Already have Philips Hue and others. And simple ESP8266-based relay controls using Alexa, Google Home, or app controlled for other WiFi switches.

What is your goal though? Bare in mind you may run into regulatory issues if you're a company trying to sell this as a DIY kit instead of a user acting on his own method.
Your toaster just set fire to an African child over TCP.
 

Offline Future_engineer

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Re: WIFI_light control
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 09:38:05 pm »
What about just selling PCBs?? (Austria)
Is the user responible for wrong assembly??
 

Offline thm_w

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Re: WIFI_light control
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2017, 11:42:24 pm »
 

Offline tablatronix

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Re: WIFI_light control
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2017, 11:50:29 pm »
I think its a great idea provided it doesnt touch mains. One of those light switch actuator as a kit would be oretty neat, you could even add a deadbolt turning kit.

A safe kit gets around alot of liability and safety issues as far as sales goes
 

Offline Kjelt

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Re: WIFI_light control
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2017, 08:38:10 am »
Check the patents before you end up in court.
Many commercial products are already being sold, are you cheaper, are you better, how about security ?
So think first why your product would be different than the others, also think from a consumer point of view, will they do business with a single individual startup for their infrastructure or a brand where you can buy from in each store or internet webshop?

Some brands that have connected lighting: Emlight, Ikea, Milight, Philips, Cree, MiPow, Lifx, GE and probably forget some.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2483488,00.asp
« Last Edit: August 09, 2017, 08:43:28 am by Kjelt »
 

Offline zeqing

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Re: WIFI_light control
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2017, 02:44:48 am »
good, but old idea...except some news ideas more that wifi controlled on/off, currently monitoring, RGB controlling....
 

Offline MrPCB

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Re: WIFI_light control
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 12:57:43 pm »
I think it's a pretty cool idea!

Must say that I am mostly into such ideas. So the question is are you aiming for the big public. or people like me who are after al those gadgets :P.
 


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