Interested in sharing and learning about projects where users have used smart-things to increase efficiency and awareness throughout their house and beyond. The projects that I’m mostly interested in are those that save time, for instance how many times have you came in the kitchen to wonder if the dishwasher was clean or dirty. Yes you could open the dishwasher and inspect but why do that when your house can tell you. Now I understand that newer dishwasher may do this automatically but my intention is to share one of the many projects that I’ve put together to see if there is interest and if so I’ll share others and hopefully others will share theirs too and we can all learn and grow together.
Dishwasher clean notifier
Open/close with temperature measurement
Motion sensor with temperature measurement
ady624 : webCoRE
KeyBounce : Remote LANdroid Alerter
A smart light bulb/switch
Speaker to plug in to tablet
The open/close/temperature sensor is placed on the dishwasher close to the location where the dishwasher vents heat and where the open close function will work.
The motion sensor is placed in a location where motion will be detected when an occupant enters the room where the dishwasher is located
Webcore code description:
When the dishwasher is closed and the temperature of the open close sensor is above 85 degrees set a variable @dishwasher = active
Then when the dishwasher open close sensor drops below 85 degrees set the variable @dishwasher = clean
IF motion is detected in the kitchen and @dishwasher = clean
THEN: Flash a single light bulb in the kitchen 3 times a visual indicator of the status of the dishwasher
Make an announcement using LANdroid Alerter using the tablet/phone and connected speaker to notify the occupant of the status of the dishwasher
IF the dishwasher is open for more than 3 minutes
THEN: Make an announcement thanking the occupant for unloading the dishwasher
Set @dishwasher = empty
Optional (fun) additions:
Make the message and the number of lights involved (single bulb vs all lights in kitchen) dependent on the amount of times the dishwasher announcement has been made. As the count goes up, the message gets increasingly snarky and the amount of lights involved increases.