I would like to examine potential use cases for UDOO as a Home Automation controller vis-a-vis the wide variety of open source automation SW platforms including http://www.freedomotic.com, http://www.openHAB.org, homA (https://github.com/binarybucks/homA), and http://www.nodered.org/. In the increasingly cluttered marketplace of small-form MiniPC/Microcontroller boards, its possible that Home Automation might represent a perfect niche for specific capabilities offered by the UDOO. Thus far the the Home Automation market has suffered from a lack of interoperability between various hardware devices. Interoperability has always been part of the appeal of open source, but until very recently open source home automation platforms have been fragmented and far beyond the reach of an average user. The growth of web-based GUI platforms like Node-RED and RESTful API services like http://www.temboo.com finally offer a chance to provide the kind of user-friendly customizations that will make home automation an appealing market. With the UDOO, we might have the perfect combination of cost, processing power and I/O interactivity to serve as a bridge between physical device networks and the cloud. I would like to use this thread to collect and compare user-experiences deploying various home automation platforms such as Freedomotic, openHAB and homA in the hopes of providing better documentation for smoother integrations. After attempting installations of homA and Freedomotic (which apparently requires Debian at present and I'm running Ubuntu) I've settled on openHAB for my first experiment. Both Freedomotic and openHAB are Java-based and i"m sure I'm not the only Linux-user who would rather avoid the wonders of navigating OpenJDK vs Oracle support on embedded systems. The web/mobile-based homA seems more appealing in this regard, but unfortunately it lags far behind in terms of consistent support and add-on features. So after about a full day installing the Oracle JDK and requisite openHAB runtime/Add-on packages, it looks like this will be my system for the time being. I'm looking forward to hearing about others' experiences!