I am building a remote monitor for my boat. The boat is down at the coast in the summer and in a storage facility over the winter. Therefore it is good to be able to read the status of elements of the boat (battery voltages, temperature etc) remotely.
Originally I built a simple Arduino based version that has run for the last few winters. This year I have been building up a Raspberry Pi version with the aim of getting a more sophisticated solution and also learning about the world of Pi.
The Boat monitor reports into a web-server, the output of which is here - http://www.sportsboat.org.uk/index.php/pi-boatmon-test/pi-boatmon-test-2 (its still under test)
The write-up etc for the monitor itself is here: http://www.sportsboat.org.uk/index.php/pi-boatmon-test/build-details Again I am updating this as I create code etc.