I recently read an article in the German computer magazine c’t about controlling simple plugin switches via pilightPilight is a small piece of software with a built in web-based GUI that can control a variety of devices. This intrigued me quite a bit since I still had a cheap Brennstuhl RCS 1000 N comfort lying around here, which is exactly the switch set used in the article and is apparently supported quite well by pilight.

So, of course, I sat down and ordered a GPIO Full Kit from the pilight shop as well as a DHT22/AMS2302 temperature and humidity sensor from Amazon, plus some resistors, cables and my very first bread board.

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