Recently me and my friend partnered for TI ADC 2012-2013. We made a ‘multi nodal wireless instrumentation and Telemetry system for Solar Cars”. This was entirely based on Ti products and the same model can be extended to low cost plant monitoring systems also.
These are the Booster Packs for Launchpad we made in the process. The lower one contains all the required stuff i.e. regulators and connections for driving heavy automobile loads..The upper one contains the sensors and an optional LCD just in case of monitoring the system dynamics.
You may have a look at this entry video we made!
Edit: We have won a consolation prize in the event ContestPost
Cheers and Regards,