This will be the first of a series of two articles about peripheral automation (writing about home automation would take considerably more time). The aim here will be to explain how would be possible to control objects that could be automated through power line, anything that can be connected directly in the wall, that cutting the power and turning it on again would be enough to stop and start working again (for example a lampshade, a lamp, a fan, etc). There is still the possibility to automate infrared, a.k.a. remote control, controlled devices (tv, cable boxes, air conditioner, stereo systems, etc). All controlled by cellphone, from anywhere there is internet access.

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If you had to mark several points (for drilling them) on the edge of a MDF sheet (for exemple), you know that mark them precisely on the center of the edge can take some time (depending on the sheet thickness, it can be even complicated). Using this tool, the marking task turns into an easy one.

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