I recently finished the main phase of assembly & coding for a project I have dubbed the "master control project", or MCP. After my DIY networked thermostat
last spring, I wanted to expand and get more things wired up. I also wanted a 'remote head' for the thermostat at my desk / worktable.
The project uses an Arduino Mega, a Mega proto shield, an ethernet sheild, a patch shield, a perma-proto board, a couple LCD screens, a chronodot and an xbee. It displays time, temp. and heating/airconditioning data from my thermostat, it displays the temperatures from my two aquariums, controls the aquarium lights, controls my Game of Life display
, displays the output from a geiger counter, displays network activity from a linux file server, and finally, displays the current weather data for my area.
Here's a look at all the hardware components, prior to assembly:
There is a detailed write-up on my blog, including a download of the Arduino sketch and some related files: Master Control Project
I've already got more ideas on further features to add, and finishing touches on the appearance.
(p.s. yes, MCP is totally a Tron shout-out.)