ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Intelligent Devices

This summer I was tired of waking up in the middle of the night to switch off my air cooler. So I built myself an intelligent extension box that lets me use a remote to switch off the cooler from the comfort of my bed.

I have no training in electronics. I don’t even own a soldering iron. Yet I could build my little gadget thanks to a new kind of hardware that has brought the manufacture of electronic devices with tiny embedded computers within the reach of everyone.

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