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Re: [Shop-talk] Looking to automate fan with remote pressure pad switch

To: "Steve Hammatt, Mount Vernon WA USA" <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Looking to automate fan with remote pressure pad switch
From: Jeff Scarbrough via Shop-talk <>
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2019 15:39:14 -0500
Cc: "" <>
References: <90414FD31C5E4280B6FAC7E4050A8844@DESKTOPTOA1F5G>
This would be easy with some simple Arduino/Raspberry Pi stuff.  You
could add a trigger for disco lights or soothing music too...maybe a
scent dispenser...

Jeff Scarbrough
Feline Acres, Ga.

On Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 2:16 PM Steve Hammatt, Mount Vernon WA USA via
Shop-talk <> wrote:
> Iâ??m looking to remotely control an existing fan.
> The fan is currently manually controlled by a
> normal 110V 15A wall on-off switch.  Iâ??m looking
> for hardware that can replace the existing switch
> and operate the fan for a pre-set (hopefully adjustable)
> length of time.  The new timer hardware would be wirelessly
> controlled by a remote pressure pad.
> Hereâ??s the scenario:
> Cat comes into the laundry room (where the cat box is
> located) and enters the cat box.  The pressure pad would
> be outside the cat box entry and the cat would activate the
> pressure switch in the entry pad and a wireless signal would
> be transmitted to the 110V power switch located in the existing
> wall mounted gang box.  In my case, the entry pad is very near an
> existing outlet, so it could be 110V. The fan would automatically
> come on for a pre-determined amount of time, then automatically
> turn off.The cat exiting the cat box would have no affect on the fan
> since itâ??s already running.
> Any clever ideas from our Shop-Talk members?  The assembly of
> everything involved would take place in the shop, so the mandatory
> shop application is thereby satisfied.
> Thanks.
> Steve Hammatt
> Mount Vernon WA USA
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