This post is half and half…1, to see if something like this has already been done and, 2, if not, then will be a fun project for me to do. Seems like it won’t be overly complicated.
So, my girlfriend has talked about how she wants a crock pot for a while now. Me having my smart home obsession, figured I’d pick up a Smart Crock Pot, until I saw that they’re $120+ for the WEMO WiFi connected ones, vs a dumb crock pot that runs for 25-30 bucks.
So I figured, I could just get a dumb one that uses a physical dial, and a SmartThings plug in outlet and then I can modify the Device Handler to add features like, add a timer to start when the draw goes above X, and I’m guessing that when the dial is set at low vs high the current will be in a different range, so I could even set it to display what it’s “temperature” setting is (making assumptions).
Now, I haven’t played around with this stuff crazy in depth, but I have done a bit. One thing I don’t know of yet, is if you can add tiles that perform actions, like, adding a tile that allows you to set a turn off in X hours scheduled action, or a slider to set the number of hours and a button to start the timer.
If not, maybe I’ll just go the Google Home / Alexa route somehow. The Google Home IFTTT integration allows running applets with a number as an input which you can feed into the action as an ingredient. Might be able to get something done with that and maybe CoRE.