I hope you all had a nice Arduino Day 2014!
To celebrate this day, i finished a first pre-alpha, technical preview, in no way usable, i.e. production ready version ;-) of my Caretaker home automation system.
Information about this system, Eagle schematics and layout files, device firmware and the server source code are available in the Caretaker section of my website.
All of the remote devices of my home automation system are developed with the Arduino software framework. I'm not using the...
If you use XBee modules for wireless communication with your embedded devices and you'd like to use Ruby to talk to them from your workstation, then my xbee-ruby gem might help. Despite that it currently supports only a small subset of the XBee API Mode 2, it is sufficient for sending packets to and receiving packets from remote XBee devices. I use this gem on the server side of my Caretaker home automation system. The gem can be downloaded from RubyGems.org and the source code is hosted on GitHub
I've built a robot for the Coursera course "Control of Mobile Robots", where you can "Learn about how to make mobile robots move in effective, safe, predictable, and collaborative ways using modern control theory."
I posted some pictures of my BeagleBot. Later on i'll add some more documentation and download links for the software…