Smart switches generally do their best to approximate traditional light switches, but with a connection to all your other smart-things. I went the other direction with this project, instead leveraging our electronics package to create a very different style of switch that is entirely self-contained. The Open Smart Switch turns on and off with the wave of a hand, and the underlying technology could be extended to let you slowly move your hand to dim it, or draw a circle to set a timer (just as examples). This project was developed for Hackster.io's "Powering the Future with Infineon" competition, and you can find a much more detailed writeup on our project page there.
James Rowley (digital design, board layout, firmware development)
Mark Omo (mains-voltage switch design)
Powering the Future with Infineon - "Best Consumer Application"