I am currently on break for about a month, and kind of want to work on a project to keep my mind busy. I want to create something that will actually be useful to me. My pet is a 6ft+ long red tail boa constrictor. His environment needs constant monitoring/adjusting, mainly just humidity and temperature. It's not really too difficult, but because I'm out of the house quite frequently with school, I'm constantly wondering if he's too warm/cold, etc. I want to create a system to automate the control of his little environment, and from what I gather, it seems like using arduino is possibly the best route I take. I am majoring in computer science, so I have quite a bit of coding experience. I'm more worried about getting the sensors to work correctly, and have the system actually adjust temp/humidity accordingly.
I have two main questions:
1.) Which arduino should I be looking to purchase? I assume the Uno would be perfectly fine, but am willing to purchase whatever.
2.) How feasible is this project in regards to the capabilities of the arduino?
Any other advice/ideas are welcome.