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This system turns on your range hood automatically

Arduino TeamJanuary 6th, 2021

As noted in Peter Turczak’s project write-up, having a kitchen hood only works when it’s turned on. To avoid having his apartment constantly smell like “appetizers,” the hacker hooked up an Arduino-based system to trigger it automatically.

The setup senses power input to the stove using a current transformer, processing this input with an Arduino Nano. The Nano subsequently switches on the fume extraction hood via a transistor and relay setup, pumping cooking fumes out to the environment.

Everything is mounted inside of a circuit breaker box, along with a manual override switch that enables the fan, even when the stove isn’t active.

More details can be found in Turczak’s post here.


One Response to “This system turns on your range hood automatically”

  1. Deliforce Says:

    Hmm a great system, I like it

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