Doddering old S/W developer here. Many of my projects have involved embedded systems and at times when I don't get enough at work, I fool around this stuff on my own time. I started with small devices with the Arduino (what else?
) and have also fooled around with PSOC 4 and ARM Cortex processors (ST flavors.) But that's not what I'm here for.
I just discovered that there are WiFi enabled outlet controllers.
So far the ones I've found operate from an Android/IOS device using a proprietary app. Some even require a hub.
I'm looking for one I can control from my laptop. Supposedly I can maximize battery life by keeping charging between 30% and 70% and the BIOS does not provide an API for charging control.
Other things about me? I'm a dyed in the wool penguinista and have an old CRT style dual trace 'scope (and have actually figured out how to use it.