Richard Wotiz (USA)
The innovative Net Butler is a multifunction design used to control, monitor, and automatically maintain a home network. Built around an iMCU7100EVB evaluation board, the design has several functions: it serves as a DNS proxy with a domain name block list and an activity log display; it tracks and reports on connected network devices; it operates as a web server for viewing system activity and configuration settings; it enables you to easily manage a Wi-Fi network via push buttons, a webpage, or a timer; and it downloads and displays up-to-date weather information. Each task can be individually enabled or disabled, and most of them have several configuration settings. The system includes a bootloader for downloading new code over the network, so adding new functions is a straightforward process.