The ultimate expression of the lazy smart home is probably turning the lights off from your phone. It's not necessary, and it probably doesn't even save any time; but damn it's cool. This switch will let you do that, without needing to be an electrical engineer.
Having a spot to hang one's keys when walking through the front door is great for the absent-minded people of the world, like myself. Even better is when it's built into the front plate of a light switch.
Maybe I'm a sensitive fool, but I've always had a hard time moving out of a place I call home. That's why I'm going to follow these instructions to leave a "time capsule" note behind light switches from now on.
Can you still blow out your birthday candles? Yes? Then you just might have what it takes to own one of these light switches. It's like The Clapper, only lazier.
Steampunk may be played out now, but these simple, yet elegant, DIY Steampunk light-switch plates make me want to jump back into the craze.
The hardware in Mac Funamizu's gesture-controlled light switch would be very, very simple—after all, it's just a trackpad. But it's the input methods that make this exciting: just as laptop trackpads can track gestures for scrolling, this light switch would parse them to control up a roomful of lights, either together…
You can't wait for the movie. You have the t-shirts, the tricorder replica, the klingon doctorate, your room looks like the Enterprise's bridge, your face has morphed already into a sexy Vulcanian, and you have been writing your first Star Trek novel for years now. But do you have these plates for your electrical wall…
Just a design from Ross McBride, this silicone switch design simplifies the light switch concept for people who don't quite grok the "up equals on, down equals off" concept. In this case, one silicone bump means, er, on? And two silicone bumps mean, obviously, off. We think. In any case, you can smash the light with…
Other than gimmicks like The Clapper, we've always had to turn on and off our lights by touching stuff. No longer, my friends, as Ryan from Gogglemarks has made a switch powered by a capacitive sensor. To switch on and off the lights, just make any sudden moves in a close proximity to the sensor. Wicked.