I'm awaiting my BeagleBoneBlack Starter Kit from Adafruit.
Already received some Temp Sensors IN JUST TWO DAYS from Thailand - ordered directly from www.Microchip.com
After thinking about hardwired network topology and 1-Wire, etc., I've decided that I can afford XBee S2 modules, along with adafruit XBee Adapters.
Initially, my thinking was that I'd need one Xbee wireless module at each device (I think I'm going to monitor 8 items)... but there's 4 analog inputs per Xbee so I can get away with 3 units total (2 Xbee Routers sending data to the coordinator).
(BTW, Xbee S2 modules (
) are $23 from adafruit, but only $17 ordered from Digi-Key.)
You have to couple each XBee with a breadboard & XBee adapter, so its another $20 addon each but then you've got wireless remote sensing inputs (analog & dig).
I'm going to set these up to monitor various temperatures.
Looking forward to Python !!!
Anyone else interested in this can learn along with me.