I have a Nexus 7 and I find it really useful for everyday use. I would like to improve it as a remote controller for my apartment, like:
- play music (the mp3 files are stored on the computer, N7 is only a remote controller that shows the playlist and has the controls)
- play videos (I have seen that this seems to be possible using vlc),
- check the door (It would be great to have a webcam pointing out on my front door that I can check with my N7 and push a button on the app to open the door)
- dim/control lights or other devices like tv, dvd player and so on
Do any knows any projects that covers even one of my wishlist, or has tips to help me build those things by myself? I know that some of those will require the use of a microcontroller, like arduino.