I have been in the technology field for decades and not only passionate about technology from a business standpoint but enjoy it at home.  My latest sandbox experiment is in the area of home automation.  I have designed and implemented an environment with voice activated automation to control many aspects of everyday life.  Some of the functions are:

10  Amazon Alexa devices for voice control,  all the following items are voice controlled:

14 Belkin Wemo switches and plugs growing to 37 around the holidays for holiday lighting

Nest thermostats and Smoke/CO Alarms

Sonos speakers in multiple rooms

A Roomba vacuum system

Outdoor cameras driven by a Power Over Ethernet set of switches

Wall mounted iPad mini for monitoring and non-voice control, mounted with a Vidabox solution