There aren’t too many iPhone apps out there that get me hot and bothered, let alone some DIY kit to go along with it. But John Boile’s WiFi Router light dimmer, called Dimlit, has flipped the attention switch in my brain.
Attached to a WiFi router (aside from circuit boards and wiring) are 4 AC outlets. Plug in any light and the router can control their voltage by using the accompanying iPhone app, which allows you to adjust the lights in variety of manners using a set of slider bars, tapping a button or waving the phone around in the air (accelerometer). Hit the video below for a complete walk through, which includes the whitest dance party you’ll ever see.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."