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Undergrad researchers succeed with smart plug work

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Joey Taylor works on his summer undergraduate research project at WSU.

PULLMAN, Wash. – When Joey Taylor signed up to continue his research on smart plugs this summer, the plan was to spend most of his time programming and testing the device’s ability to transfer data over power lines.

 

As it often goes in research, however, he ended up spending about two months reverse engineering the plug he was given to test.
 
“Figuring out how the plug worked was … well … an event,” said Taylor, a junior in … » More …