I hope you don't mind me leaving this little self-promotion for a Hackerspace related kickstarter here. Some friends of mine at the Nottingham Hackspace (http://nottinghack.org.uk
) have a kickstarter running for EVE which is a add-on for Raspberry Pi that acts as a home automation hub to connect with all your wireless gizmos. The kickstarter is to launch EVE Alpha which is a development board that is compatable with about 80% of wireless stuff like Xbee and RXF as well as a load of 2.4GHz stuff too. The idea is to get the dev board out there so they can fund and crowd source some awesome software! You can find out a lot more about it here on their page http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ciseco/eve-alpha-raspberry-pi-wireless-development-hardwa
Let me know what you think! I've ordered the £39 version and can't wait to hook it up at home.
Looking forward to getting the summaries from you mailing list!
Founder Nottingham Hackspace