That sounds an interesting project.
What variables are you going to observe? I'm about to start photometry on YSO stars, (RW Aur, UX Ori, T Tau etc)
But if you have a specific star in mind let me know and I could image that as well.
My observations can be followed on the AAVSO site.
6" Helios Refractor+Monorail focuser+ ST80 Guidescope+Baader guide rings.
Pier mounted NEQ6+EQMOD+Astrotortilla+CDC+Maxim DL 5+'V' filtered SBIG ST 7ME nabg.
Roll off obsy+warm room.
Photometry of Pre-Main Sequence + CV variable stars.