Now we have been fans of the Basic Stamp for years, but it was time to move to something with more power, and more support. We are designing SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) systems for solar, wind and hydro power systems, and these units are just the ticket. We will post our projects and experiences as we progress. Some projects on the burner are power related, for monitoring volts, amps, and amp hours, charging related for custom charging battery banks, power shedding, and weather monitoring and irrigation control.
Discuss using the Arduino family of microcontrollers for monitoring and controlling home energy systems and usage, solar and wind power generation, water and fuel consumption, weather monitoring and more. Even robotics, automotive and model railroad apps are of interest. http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/arduinohome/