A question was posed on Cerebral Dad’s Facebook Page, “What you would build if you had the time and money?” – to which my first thought was a long vacation, but that’s not what he was talking about. However, the short answer would be – “I’d automate my house.”
I’d probably start off slow, just being able to control a few lamps, but I’d probably get addicted and before I knew it a holographic Jarvis would be sitting next to me on the couch.
I like projects like that because it allows me to learn as I go, and since time and money are no object, I could afford to make the SEVERAL mistakes I’m sure I would make along the way.
I’ve done several projects that would lead me to being successful if I tried – like my Wifi controlled door lock/actuator (thing):
…and my Bluetooth LED controller:
There is a lot you can do with an Arduino even – the sky’s the limit (really). With all of the technology out there today, I would even be able to purchase a decent system off the shelf, but where is the fun in that?
It’s something I have been thinking about for a long time, but even a budget version would cost 1000’s of dollars that a single income household like mine couldn’t afford.
Great question! Keep them coming! (leave a comment or hit me up on social media)