Sensors for boats, sensors for homes. Sensors!
March 27, 2013 5:28 AM Subscribe
I'm inthe process of designing a comprehensive refit of a 21 Metre Dutch Barge and thought it's about time I made at least a small amount of use of my Robotics background.
I'm thinking about including a vast array of sensors throughout the inside and outside and feeding it all into a central computer, then probably using these sensor feeds to do various automation actions.
So this question has a few parts, some technical and some not.
posted by Just this guy, y'know to Home & Garden (10 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
1) If you could record any data (money and practicality being no object at all) in your house or in your boat, what data would you want?
2) Have any of you done this sort of thing before? i.e. home automation or smart home type things. What was a really bad idea? What did you wish you'd done?
3) If so, do you have any suggestions for sensors or busses or controllers?
I was thinking about using an I2C bus for various sensor grids, if only because I've used one before, but I'm not sure I can address several hundred sensors using it. Is there a better bus to use?
4) What have I stupidly not thought about?