To simplify maintenance, some folks have developed aquarium controllers that monitor important parameters and notify the aquarist if something is wrong. However! These systems typically cost a few hundred dollars and use proprietary hardware. This project aims to break the mold by providing a similar user experience at a fraction of the cost--all while using open source software (and hardware, where possible).
My current plan is to develop on a Raspberry Pi with a PiTFT touchscreen. Planned features include advanced lighting management, dosing and feeding control, and web/text based alerts.
Bonus picture of a happy shrimp!