Is it possible to boil water with Arduino?

Hello everyone!
I am trying to make projects with Arduino as a hobby. But I am really bad at electronics. I wonder if it is possible to boil water with using Arduino without any external power supply. If it isn't possible, how can I do it with only one power supply.
Thanks for your help :slight_smile:

This is baffling. To boil water with electrical power, you want a kettle, or other type of boiler.

I don't see where the Arduino comes in at all.

Sahin:
Hello everyone!
I am trying to make projects with Arduino as a hobby. But I am really bad at electronics. I wonder if it is possible to boil water with using Arduino without any external power supply. If it isn't possible, how can I do it with only one power supply.
Thanks for your help :slight_smile:

Sure - purchase these parts:

  1. Arduino
  2. 9VDC wall wart power supply
  3. Powertail (IoT Power Relay - COM-14236 - SparkFun Electronics)
  4. Electric Tea Kettle
  5. Small power strip

Plug the wall wart and Powertail into the power strip.

Plug the tea kettle into the Powertail.

Plug the wall wart output into the Arduino.

Hook the Powertail's control input to a digital pin on the Arduino.

Write code for the Arduino to activate the digital pin, and turn on the Powertail (which will turn on the tea kettle).

Fill tea kettle with water.

Plug the power strip into the wall.

Done.

It's odd that someone else wanted to do the same thing recently: http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=298038.0

Pete

bobcousins:
This is baffling. To boil water with electrical power, you want a kettle, or other type of boiler.

I don't see where the Arduino comes in at all.

I want to control the thing with remote control and monitor it with lcd screen.

cr0sh:
Sure - purchase these parts:

  1. Arduino
  2. 9VDC wall wart power supply
  3. Powertail (IoT Power Relay - COM-14236 - SparkFun Electronics)
  4. Electric Tea Kettle
  5. Small power strip

Plug the wall wart and Powertail into the power strip.

Plug the tea kettle into the Powertail.

Plug the wall wart output into the Arduino.

Hook the Powertail's control input to a digital pin on the Arduino.

Write code for the Arduino to activate the digital pin, and turn on the Powertail (which will turn on the tea kettle).

Fill tea kettle with water.

Plug the power strip into the wall.

Done.

Wonderful! Thank you so much. :slight_smile:

LOL, now that makes more sense. Sometimes I just take things too literally :slight_smile:

I'd like a PowerTail designed for 230V, could be useful.

Did you look for one?

http://www.powerswitchtail.com/Pages/PowerSwitchTail240vackit.aspx

I have been looking, but I really want something "ready to go", wired for UK or Euro sockets, and preferably with low shipping cost to UK.

I am somewhat wary of home brew mains stuff nowadays.

There are various remote control devices I found which might be hackable. I have no specific project in mind, so it's just for background interest at the moment.

bobcousins:
LOL, now that makes more sense. Sometimes I just take things too literally :slight_smile:

Iā€™d like a PowerTail designed for 230V, could be useful.

Thanks for your advice, I will try it :slight_smile:

CrossRoads:
Did you look for one?

http://www.powerswitchtail.com/Pages/PowerSwitchTail240vackit.aspx

Yes, I am looking for it but firstly I will try to buy it from local stores. Because shipping to Turkey is expensive and takes a long time. Thanks for your advice :slight_smile: