We have just come to the end of two great days in London at the nanode applications weekend, an un-conference style event at the Center for Creative Collaboration CC4C bringing people together to share and explore what can be done with the nanode an open-source Arduino like board with built in web connectivity developed by Ken Boak.
Over the weekend we presented our work on our end-to-end open-source energy monitoring system, comprising of the emonTx wireless transmitter unit, emoncms energy visualisation web-app and the emonGLCD display. Download a copy of our slides
As well as presenting we attended the event to hear about what other people are working on.
Here are a few of the highlights for us of the weekend:
- Andrew Lindsay’s arduino sketch upload to nanode over Ethernet using TFTP. Fantastic, glimpse of the future? http://blog.thiseldo.co.uk/
- Meeting Usman Haque from Pachube and seeing a demonstration video of augmented reality smartphone app for viewing sensor data http://apps.pachube.com/porthole/ . Maybe an interesting thing to try at the Center for Alternative Technology for overlaying say PV generation data on the PV panels.
- Nick Boyle’s home monitoring with twitter and iphone notifications (partial documentation) - he gets a notification on his phone triggered by a certain energy event in his house!
- Great to meet Franck Oxener a long time member on OpenEnergyMonitor who came all the way from the island of Texel, Northen Netherlands.
- Interesting to hear about Christian Nold’s project using RFID categories attached to a complimentary local currency to explore social interactions through the movement of money, see: http://www.bijlmereuro.net/?lang=en
It was fantastic to meet lots of enthusiastic people all working on similar things. Since we are based in the mountains of North Wales this is not something we do on a regular basis. London can even be beautiful, on Saturday night we were treated to a wonderful rainbow display.