I am currently looking into completing a college project on IoT.
My objective is to build a demonstrative apparatus to bring in at the end of the year which portrays a domestic appliances automation system.
I would like to control lighting (turn on/off and maybe to 50%) , temperature (monitor current temp and change to a specific temp i would like).
I would like to do all this over the internet on my phone or laptop it doesnt really matter once it shows i can acess my project from anywhere.
I would like to show that when i leave work i can check the house temp and change it if needed and also turn on lights. (but remember i will be only demonstrating this on an apparatus and not at my actual home as it needs to come into college with me).
Any ideas what best thing i can do?