Well I’ve done it once again; After I had CrunchBang running with two additional VM’s (Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and Puppy Linux) running on VirtualBox simultaneously I reached my pinnacle then mentally crashed. Upon the mental reboot I went back to pondering on what to do wiht my Raspberry Pi That has still remains in its box where it has tragically been for over a year. I don’t have a need for most of the popular Pi projects out there such as a NAS or cloud server.. Then one of my past passions popped into my head; home automation! I remember reading about Zigbee mesh networks but I am not a fan of the short range, I eventually stumbled upon another mesh network system “Z-Wave“. Z-Wave apparently has a GPIO add-on for the Rasspberry Pi that enables it to control other Z-Wave devices. I went ahead and took the dive and ordered myself one to hope that once it arrive I’ll jump right into the project.