I’m done with school now, degree and all, and still have a couple of weeks before I’m officially on the job. In the meantime I’ve been fooling around with some home automation hardware, specifically the veralite from micasaverde. While I haven’t spent too much time with the veralite yet my first impression is that it is still a little undercooked. Developer documentation is rough to non-existant, serial support is sketchy, and the Android app seems hit or miss. That said, I do like the box and there seems to be a ton of progress being made on the backend. In an effort to learn the Lua language used for plugin development, and to keep myself busy, I’ve taken on another hardware and software project. Pictured below is the first prototype of this project.