Welcome back to 2-Bullet Tuesday, where we’ll share useful tips and awesome stuff sent in by you, the users who made the Omega2 possible!
Automatic WiFi Router Reboot Machine
Our favorite project this week takes care of misbehaving routers: it’s an automatic, Omega-controlled WiFi router rebooter. Anil Bhaskar used his Omega, a Control Everything one-channel relay module, and a Control Everything I2C shield for the Omega to create a smart switch that will automatically reboot your router whenever it loses its connection to the internet.
The operation is straight-forward: the Omega is connected to the local router and constantly pings a web address. When it stops getting a response, it will trigger a condition in the script and reboot the router. This comes in very handy if your router is finicky and needs to be restarted often.
Great work bringing it all together in a useful application, Anil!
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