As I browse my daily tech blogs such as Gizmodo and Engadget, home automation always catches my eye. I mean, who doesn’t want their home to have all the amazing features you would only see on TV or in a movie like Iron Man. I knew that a lot of things were capable of being accomplished through home automation but boy was I in store for a lot when I came to Casaplex.
From their booth at the University of Maryland’s career fair to my first interview, Casaplex has done nothing but amaze me. I knew I was in the right place.
Since my first day on the job, I knew that just because I was an intern doesn’t mean I wouldn’t be involved in any of the company’s projects. It was quite the opposite actually: my first day was a Friday and Derek signed me up for training at Crestron for the following Monday. Now this had me excited. Crestron would often come up in the tech blogs that I read so I knew exactly what they did. Casaplex is also a dealer for Crestron and uses their systems for home automation, so I knew that I was going to be involved right away.
At Crestron training that week and the next, I learned quite a lot about their systems, how to create a program for control processors, how to design interfaces for the touch panels, etc. It was definitely a lot to take in but well worth it. This would set everything up for integration at Casaplex and my internship project, integrating Microsoft’s Kinect. That alone, is a completely separate story…