About the Author

image Steven Goodwin (London, England) has been involved in science and technology from an early age, building his first synthesizer while still in his teens. Since then, his projects have been wide and varied. He has built robots, musical instruments, chess sets, and has a house that can be controlled from the Internet where he is able to e-mail his PVR and control his light switches from work.

The growth of his desire for home automation led to the creation of the “Minerva” project, an open source suite of tools and protocols that made it possible to combine many different technologies, allowing them to interact in new and interesting ...

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