Smart Circuit breaker wanted
My dream hardware project, the project I check https://www.kickstarter.com/ periodically for, is a "smart" MCB that could fit in a typical circuit switch board, but with two additional features:
- Wifi IoT connectivity so I can at least TURN OFF that switch
- An API to read out of how much power the circuit is pulling in kilowatts, like Wireless electricity meter idea
Ever left your home with the Iron or Air-conditioner on?
I want a simple Web application to be able to see a total & break down of how much power my home is using. If I noticed some grave irregularity (like leaving an iron on!!), I can just switch the power off for that circuit altogether.
Update: Kickstarter projects like the electricity monitor http://www.neurio.io/ are a step in the right direction.