So I have a hobby of indoor gardening I've spent a lot of money on these microcontroller systems that help automate a few devices. I think I can improve/add-on to the existing concept with a couple of ideas of my own. After doing some preliminary research, it seems all the devices that I want to be controlled have an arduino compatible counterpart. Is it possible to build a device and have it look professional enough to wholesale/retail in the open market? What I'm concerned about is the aesthetics of the the interface. The devices on the market now have a plastic case with analog buttons and a small LCD screen that produces readouts of the measurements taken by the sensors. They are produced in China.
So what do you guys think? doable? I have no engineering background or computer science. I am willing to learn and do have a science background. Also, I'll probably outsource a lot of the work. Has anyone ever sold a home made microcontroller and made it look like it rolled out of the factory and not your garage?
Any input would greatly be appreciated. If I said something totally inept, please excuse me. This type of thing is not my specialty, but I do see a potential in the market.