While working on a project to link social networks to the “real world”, I bought some remote plugs from Maplin so I didn’t have to mess around with relay and outlet. I was going to hack the remote but then found this article.
Using a 434mhz transmitter from sparkfun, this code let you control the plugs using the Arduino. It’s amazingly easy to implement and a lot neater than hacking the remote. It’s also quite rare to find people who worked with products from Maplin. This system can potentially let you control up to 16 plugs