This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
Smart Power Strip Revived with Raspberry Pi
We’re all for buying broken stuff from eBay to save yourself a few
bucks: buy it cheap, fix it, and reap the rewards of being a step ahead
of the average consumer. Searching through the “For parts or not
working” categories is nearly the official pastime here at the Hackaday
Bunker. But buying an eBay find only to have it give up the ghost in a
couple weeks? That hurts. That’s
precisely what happened to [idaresiwins] when he bought this beefy
looking “Web Power Switch” on the Electronic Bay. After two weeks, the
controller board blew and his “smart” power strip became very stupid
indeed. But with the addition of a Raspberry Pi, he’s got it back up and running. Not only that, but given the extra horsepower this device now contains, it now doubles as a basic server for the home lab.