I have a couple of projects I want to do and my previous project kit is stuck in Australia. I want to buy a starter kit including breadboard etc and looking for recommendations.
I’m in Auckland, New Zealand and things are taking a while from abroad.
The end goal are some projects for my camper van. These include:
1 - Enviroment monitor
Various wall temperatures
Solar panel temperature
Light intensity inside
Light Intensity outside
I’d like to record hourly values and display current value, trend up or down plus last 24hr min & max
2 - LED light controller
3 strip lights in the ceiling of the main area
switching from 2 locations and dimming
3 - power usage monitor
Voltage, amps and watts
Different circuits/appliances inc:
4 - water tank level monitor
Fresh and wastewater
Display percentage full
Measure & record fresh water useage
Measure and record wastewater creation
I’m wondering if it will be worth bringing together the various controllers/monitors together into a Rasberry Pi-based Vanputer for data storage and collation. I haven’t used a Rasberry Pi before.
My coding skills/experience are limited but I learn well through projects.
I’m just looking at the Jaycar website
Whats going to be the best place to start?