Phone app automation product - College project research


My name is Zak, I’ve just joined but I’ve got experience living out of a van

I’m looking for the opinion of other vanlifers. I’m an HND electrical & electronics student. My project at college is entangled with a personal endeavour of fully automating my Crafter van conversion by integrating a programmable microcontroller and a phone app allowing control/monitoring of sensors, the lights, living space heater, water heater, aircon, security…etc, any functions basically from your phone/any location. As oppose to a control panel with physical switches on, it would be a custom GUI (Graphical User Interface) on your phone screen, that is flexible to modifications!

I mention ‘etc’ because, as part of the project syllabus, I’d like to market this as a bespoke product, where I would come along and install this system on your existing motorhome or new van build, tailored to the individual customer’s design requirements.

Could I politely ask the feedback of experienced users like yourselves if this is a service you would consider as an upgrade to your existing or new build. Some of the newer Hymer & Swift models have this integrated from new.

Any opinions, advice, experiences & criticisms are welcomed. I’d love to know if this would be of interest to anyone.

Thanks for your time guys & gals,


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