Sorry everyone for the my long absence, after a bit of posting in October and little to no response from the online community I started to think that there wasn't a big enough audience to keep this blog alive, but after checking back I realized that all the blog needed was a little time to get noticed.
I'll be continuing my project but i will do so a little bit differently than i had planned. From this point on the Arduino will be the middle man for the project and the software to control it will run on a PC.
So far I have temperature and humidity control ported and once I get the lighting control implemented I'll make a release. I'll be keeping everyone posted.
If you have and software development experience and are willing to help let me know.