The IoT - Internet of Things - is a long term passion for me. Starting from an early age with automatically controlling my train set, to home automation in 2000 of my off grid house.

Now in 2015 I am interested in very small and cheap devices, where I can add 100s of devices around a property / farm. From water levels, temperatures, animal locations and even electric fence status.

Current solutions are too expensive, not flexible enough, or require a closed garden style solution (where you sign up to the companies cloud service only).

The system I am working on:

  • Integrates various 3rd party solutions into one system
  • Runs 100% at the location - no requirement for Internet access at all (although desirable)
  • Is all open source.