Time automated power switch

hi,

I'd like to setup an automated switch based on time from the socket that powers my laptop and other devices. How would i go about this?

nash254: hi,

I'd like to setup an automated switch based on time from the socket that powers my laptop and other devices. How would i go about this?

Buy one. They are about $10. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Generic-WC2021-Indoor-Daily-Digital-Timer/46683950

So the suggested way is the quickest, cheapest and easiest way. With that being said you have the DIY way which would be to buy a few items, unless you already have them laying around..

1 - UNO Board or other microcontroller

2 - Relay used to control the power to the devices(make sure its rated for the devices you want to control)

3 - RTC module(Real Time Clock) if you want to control based on actual time

4 - Wall outlet

5 - Enclosure for the outlet

I created something in the same realm as what you are describing, but wasnt timed in the same way, i didnt need the RTC because i only need to count seconds and didnt care if it was 8pm or so on..

I dont have the sketch with me, but if you need more help let me know, this was a fun project for me..