The led in the movie can be easily be replaced with the relay behind it to control power to the socket.
Technically I can enter the commands to the com port manually like I am doing here, but I am going to make a server/client for it when done.
I have pictures of the soldered serial port connection I will try to post if I can post images now.
I only need one wire cause I soldered the ready signals together and request/ready together so it is a recieve only circuit. It's the transmit pin.
Logged onto my linux server from my laptop, sending a command to the com port. Led Lights up and stays on (Equal to power turning on and staying on with relay there).
It's dark so you can see the led, but you can't see the circuitry that well. It's basically a modification off of the "wake on call" circuit I posted instructions to.
(Nope can't add the photos of the Modded com port connector I jacked off of my old PDA connector), I'll zip them and add them later.
I just thought it was cool and wanted to share the movie even if nobody cares,lol.
In case you were wondering, whether the command is off or on depends on the pulse length. The Led is hooked to the output so you can't tell but I sent a long pulse.
The pulse length is set by the number of 0 bytes I send. It produces a type of square wave, I use this.
In the movie I use ascii characters, that works too, its a different wave. However I switched to copying a binary out with the 0 byte squarewave (It's not all high because of the stop/parity).