This is a relatively simple controller for controlling equipment in your home.
At the moment I control my central heating, security and lighting.
By sending commands from my home computer.
My homeeasy central heating controller hack.http://www.instructables.com/id/BampQ_homeeasy_home_automation_central_heating_c/
I am also able to login remotely from the internet to control the equipment at home connected to this controller.
This project is built around an Arduino board.http://www.arduino.cc/
The arduino board is a hardware interface allowing you to control and monitor hardware devices with your computer.
And the homeeasy home automation controllers available from B&Q.http://www.homeeasy.eu/home.php
These are basically plug-in module which allows you to switch devices on and off using a remote control.
The idea behind this project was. I wanted to be able to login to my home computer and send commands that would allow me to turn lights on remotely.
Or have the computer do it automatically at a set time or when it gets dark.