If you’re interested in what the Internet of Things has to offer regarding integrating and communicating with appliances but just haven’t gotten to that level yet due to expense or technological expertise, you may want to explore a new system by the Autodesk team, called RetroFab. With this software, you are able to retrofit current appliances which may have become outdated or have a logistical issue. You can add to or redesign numerous items, along with interconnecting and reprogramming household appliances using 3D printing, actuators, and sensors. Users do not need any previous experience, and will find that they can both redesign the layout and the behavior or electronics or devices, as well as melding their operations together. Read more at 3DPrint.com: https://3dprint.com/129088/autodesk-research-retrofab/