Look what happens when I’m not studying for school…

Call Log – This is pretty spiffy, I think, and probably worthy of its own page.  It’s a database driven call blocking app.  Get your number blocked and when you call, a modem will pick up the phone and then hang up.  The home phone rings for about a half ring to maybe a full one ring and then it stops.  Call DENIED!  :-)  The silly cordless phone only stores 20 numbers.  Now that it’s database driven, problem solved!  Watch for a dedicated project page where more info and code will be posted.

Garage – While the Call Log is almost complete, the Garage project is kicking off.  The goal:  Monitor the status of the garage and report if it is currently open or closed.  Also provide the user control to open or close the garage and feedback that the operation completed successfully (via web and mobile device).  This looked like a job for a Raspberry Pi but it being on back-order, I was able to get my hands on an Arduino and Netduino much quicker (Microcenter to the rescue).  The Netduino includes an ethernet jack and I was able to build a circuit that reported the garage status (open/closed).  Now I just need to integrate the opener, which there’s circuit diagrams and code for on the ‘net.