MIT graduates David Carr and John Kestner of Supermechanical have come up with a really nifty idea on how to talk to your appliance in a very simple way. You need no technical expertise or knowledge with computers, WiFi or whatever. Setting up is incredibly simple. You can talk to whatever device you can imagine and receives messages from anywhere over the internet. So how does it work? Well the little Twine box has WiFi installed inside and also a temperature sensor plus vibration sensor.
It also has slots for other extra sensors if needed. It’s run on two AAA batteries or can be connected to USB port, the Twine will even email you that the batteries need changing.
All the information is sent via WiFi which then connects to a cloud service on the internet. Setting up is simple and uses simple rules. The application of this idea is limitless according to Supermechanical, for example you could add a sensor to your basement and if it where ever to be flooded, a message would be sent to you either via, email, twitter or sms notifying you of the flooding. Perhaps connect it to your freezer and it will let you know if power has been lost, enabling you some time to do something about the unfortunate incident or as the title of our post says, connect to your washing machine and let it tell you when your wash is finished. Ingenious idea! Check out the video below to get a clearer picture of everything and how simple everything works.