So you are fascinated with home automation tools and want to make your old devices smarter? The littleBits Electronics Smart Home Kit can help. It comes with 14 bits to help you get started. You will be able to use this kit to turn your lamps, fans, and other household appliances into internet-connected devices.
The Smart Home Kit does not require any wiring or soldering. It lets you automate your home appliances with IFTTT. Costs under $150 at this time.