Hello, and sorry for asking stupid questions. (Again) (Having dozens of tabs open and not understanding everything clearly enough just forces me to make this thread. Also I have ADD. Sorry.)
2.) A lot of people seem to be worried about the memory, which makes me worried about it too. See, I'd like to control almost every electronic device (lights, coffee machines, speakers etc.) with my home automation project, whether it is using Arduino or not. But for starters, I only need it to turn those devices on or off, but how many devices can one board handle? I'd also like to know if there are boards that are specifically designed for these kind of projects. Later on, I'd add more functionality to the project.
3.) I've somehow formed this kind of image in my head, that my project mainly consists of three "sections" which I need to figure out before starting; The sketch, the arduino (or a better option) and what I connect to the Arduino of course (the output and input). Now what bothers me, is that I'm constantly thinking it cannot be that simple.
The way I see it, the actual Duino (be it Arduino or any other) can just set the state of output pins and read the state of input pins you define in the sketch. The sketch itself determines when and where these actions would be performed. Please correct me, I do know I am wrong somewhere, otherwise I would not be asking these questions.
After all these dumb questions, I'll be sure to write a Home Automation for Dummies when I'm done.
Thans in advance, iDroid