To some, this project might seem like overkill. As a first-time father getting very little sleep, there’s a part of me that would agree. At the same time, technology is my passion, so I am always driven to see what I can build to make life easier. I also needed something to distract me from the never-ending cycle of crying, pooping, and sleeping.
There is one other person (so far) who has found my project on GitHub and implemented it in his own home. This is also why I continue to push myself to build things; the sense of satisfaction I feel from helping someone else with a similar problem is huge. I hope that more people are able to benefit, even if only in a small way, from my work. If nothing else, it was a great exercise in getting more familiar with AWS.