I’ve spent the last couple of years learning digital design with the Arduino platform. The open source hardware and software communities have been immensely helpful and I could’nt have made much progress without their help.
I decided to use home automation and motion surviellance as the central theme for my self taught, hardware design education program. Today, my home has many sensors collecting data in each room and communicating status to my iPhone via Bluetooth devices. I’ve used an nRF24L01 2.4 GHz radio in a mesh network to coordinate each device.
I will document version 1.0 of my home automation system on “parttimemaker”.