Isn’t it amazing how so many household appliances can work independently? There is no need for us to reset or switch it on and off manually, unlike the previous times. Instead, we can sit a mile away and command the appliances with our voice, remote, or even our phone. All this is made possible due to the strides being made in terms of technological advancements today. 

Nowadays, various everyday appliances and gadgets are called “smart,” for example, smart television, smartphones, etc. This is because the devices are capable of functioning independently to a great extent. They are just required to be given proper instructions on how the user would like them to work. And not just entertainment gadgets, but these intelligent appliances are spread throughout the house.

This article will discuss and understand precisely how household appliances function independently.

The Relation of Coding With the Essential Bathroom Appliance – Shower

Showers, one of the most essential fixtures in bathrooms today, are getting more advanced in terms of how they work. Most showers are still manually handled, and the most we can control in these types of showers is the force of the water flowing with the help of the valves. But, technological innovation has given us a new type of shower.

These showers can be controlled with just a touch. This is made possible with intelligent systems supported by code. These once simple bathroom devices can now be programmed to provide you with a completely personalized shower experience and come with features such as temperature control, duration setting, and adjustable water pressure. Even though the code behind is advanced, the controls are pretty simple, easy, and can even be set from our mobile phones or through voice commands. With these smart shower systems, taking a shower has genuinely become relaxing.

So, how do showers perform tasks via voice or mobile phone? This is where coding steps in. Intelligent shower systems are programmed to take commands and perform them independently, just like computers. While in the manufacturing process, smart showers are installed with a chip that is programmed using a coding language. Various programming languages are used for this purpose, but the tasks they enable are the same⏤to understand commands and respond to them. These are smart devices that are designed to have a mind of their own and understand exactly what you asked.

Other Household Devices That are Programmed With Code

The shower is one of the primary examples of how programming and coding are becoming an essential part of our lifestyle. But it is not the only one. There are a lot of other household appliances that are coded to be intelligent, responsive, and partially independent. Some of them are listed below: 

  • Cooking Devices

Cooking has become an intelligent affair, increasingly assisted with smart appliances over time. These appliances save time and make cooking hassle-free. For example, did you know the microwave you so fondly bake in is a smart device? So are the innovative air fryers, frying pans, and toasters. Like the intelligent shower systems, these cooking devices are also programmed using a coding language to understand and meet the users’ requirements. With a smart toaster, air fryer, or microwave, you wouldn’t need to worry about burnt food or toast. The temperature, duration, etc., can be easily set via your phone or remote, and you can enjoy your favorite dishes.

  • Fans and Lighting

Air conditioners are smart, but fans and lights are also programmed to be smart nowadays. Smart fans and lights are programmed to detect the temperature and other conditions of your surroundings and adjust themselves accordingly or according to the settings. With a smart fan, you will not have to get up in the middle of the night to manually change its speed; the fan senses the room temperature and automatically adjusts the speed for you. Similarly, smart lights sense the exposure of light in an environment and adjust their brightness automatically.

  • Cleaning Devices

It might sound interesting, but even cleaning appliances such as broomsticks and vacuum cleaners are smart. Through a chip inserted inside these devices, they become as smart as a computer and ease your cleaning tasks. The chips are coded in the necessary programming language, making the even unthinkable cleaning device – broomstick, smart.

Why is Coding Used in Household Appliances?

Coding is used in various household appliances, but what exactly is it? Coding is like an instruction manual for computers, which helps them understand what a user is asking for. The computer is the chip in smart devices, also called the microcontroller, and coding allows the device to understand our commands. A few reasons why coding is used in household appliances are:

  • To make the devices interact with users – intelligent devices can interact with users because coding helps them understand our instructions.
  • To make the devices smart – smart devices can understand and execute tasks independently because they are programmed with a coding language.
  • To make the devices responsive – smart devices are programmed with code to respond to our commands and instructions instantly.

Programming Languages Used in Household Appliances

There are various programming languages that exist. While all of them are great, household appliances use only a few programming languages, like C++, JavaScript, Python, and Swift. Understood and utilized by beginner and expert-level coders, the C++ programming language is most widely used to configure appliances like the microwave, video games, etc. JavaScript is used for web devices, and Python is a beginner-level coding language used to configure sophisticated household technology and appliances easily. Developed by Apple, Swift is for entertainment and functional household appliances.


When we feel thankful for smart household appliances that make our life easy, we are infact indebted to all the intelligent programming that has gone behind making it possible. Because of the coding language, devices, starting from our bedroom to bathroom, can be programmed to understand our commands and work accordingly. As time goes by, more smart devices with far more advanced codes will emerge to help with our everyday tasks. Thus, this is just the beginning of how programming languages are set to make our lives simpler by changing the way our household appliances work. 

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