If you live with a techy geek, Programming Your Home is a book they will need. Programming Your Home (aff) walks you through a variety of custom home (aff) automation projects ranging from a phone application that alerts you to package deliveries at your front door to an electronic guard dog that will prevent unwanted visitors. I personally love the bird feeder that posts Twitter tweets to tell you when the birds are feeding or when bird seed runs low. They are just so many cool and great projects in here. I also love that the book is in plain English, so us lay people can understand most of it too!
You'll learn how to use Android smartphones, Arduinos, X10 controllers and a wide array of sensors, servos, programming languages, web frameworks and mobile SDKs. Programming Your Home is written for smartphone programmers, web developers, technology tinkerers, and anyone who enjoys building cutting-edge, Do-It-Yourself electronic projects. A perfect gift for Father's Day!