Has anyone thought about interfacing to the Z-wave protocol for wireless home automation porposes.
A Z-Wave shield could be interesting. Unfortunately I haven’t the skills to design one.
The standard and the alliance behind it is gaining momentum, and more products are on the market. Big compagnies like Logitech and Danfoss is part of the Z-wave alliance. Currently you can get various sensors, dimmers, relays, heatcontrol units, remotes etc.
The Danish Electricity Saving Trust savingtrust.dk has recently launched a campaing about savings through home automation, and are actively supporting the standard.
Several software-platforms for Windows and Linux is also available.
There is a chip, and even a module that may be easy to design a shield around. Look at:
Anyone interested? (Or does anyone know about other Z-wave DIY projects?)