Controlling the power from my Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jamdr, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. jamdr macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    I was wondering if there is any device out there that would let me control the power (110 V) from my iBook via USB. What I want to do is turn on and off the lights or maybe a stereo. Is this possible to do--especially cheaply? I don't want an entire home automation system, just a simple connection. I've considered building a circuit myself and writing the interface in C++ but USB is not easy to code for.
  2. Lollypop macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2004
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Check out Home Automation with Mac OS X @ O'Rielly, doesnt answer your cost question and its a bit old, but it should be a nice starting point. Let us know if you get it working ect. :D

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