This paper will cover the steps necessary to design, build, and manage network able smart light switches over WiFi via a mobile application. It contains a micro controller running a real time operating system, a WiFi module, a Java server with SQLite databasing, and a mobile phone application.
LyFi is designed to turn on/off and dim household lights while only requiring the same installation procedure as a less capable dimmer switch. Once installed and connected to a network, LyFi will self-discover and configure. The server automatically propagates a database of nodes where any mobile device running an application can receive an updated controllable list. Finally, LyFi’s hardware is not limited to only dimming lights, it can be modified to control other appliances.
Source: California Polytechnic State University
Authors: Kianoosh Salami | Justin Cotton | Elush Shirazpour