Several years ago we were playing with similar, much more expensive and much less compatible, kits at the physics labs at NTNU. Seeing this really handy USB-toy almost makes my fingers tickle :-)
Imagine a few temperature sensors in the house and humidity sensors in the bathroom / cellar linked with the Skype API to make your home send you messages if/when the house is too cold or the washing machine is leaking. ... or go further and initiate a video call any time someone rings the doorbell or if the motion detector senses any action.
Requires a bit of hacking, but very cool, no? :-)
Anders Jacobsen |