Thanks Greg for the post about my project!  

I just extended the home automation project with an Internet of Things cat toy with a servo controlled laser and a servo controlled mouse puppet controlled by netduino plus 2, the Kinect, and has a mobile app too.  I'll post a video online soon and will be demoing the project at Carolina Code camp in Charlotte NC, plus at CodeStock in Knoxville TN and at an Internet of Things Lunch and Learn at Logical Advantage in Charlotte NC.  Anybody interested can tweet me at @logicaldan for the details.