Posts Tagged ‘CarbonCo-Op’

Ecohome lab – Manchester

Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Carbon Co-op Community Renewables Finance School

Carbon Co-op Community Renewables Finance School

Title: Ecohome lab – Manchester
Location: MadLab
Date: 12-06-2013
Start Time: 17:00
End Time: 20:00
Register: here









We be focusing on home energy and environment monitors from OpenEnergyMonitor that were built at the April build day. Focus will be on troubleshooting for those who’ve not yet got it working, sharing ideas on the dashboards we’ve all been creating and getting gas metering working.
Three successful gas monitoring kits have been developed (by different developers for different meters) we’ll be building a few for people to test on their own systems.

 

FUTURE SESSIONS

Each month we’ll expand on our understanding and starting to integrate the monitors in to different areas of Carbon Co-op’s development.

Topics will include:
- Yaye, more sensors! – air quality, ventilation flows, dew point
- User interfaces – your smart home on your smart phone
- Gas meter bounties – monitoring the un-monitorable
- Integrating Open Data sources
- Taking the power back! – Making better use of the surplus power we generate
- Zoning and home automation: “Monitors have only interpreted the home in various ways, the point is to change it.”

WHO’S IT FOR?


- Anyone using OpenEnergyMonitor kit: come and get help making it work better for you or share your knowledge and shiny dashboard goodness.
- Anyone with skills in physical electronics, web development, interface design or programming who wants to use that knowledge to avert this whole climate apocalypse thing.
- Anyone! There will be open space for small groups to focus on adding new sensors or hacking the user interface, there will always be a ‘newbies’ group for people interested in finding out more.

Come join the energy geek revolution. We have biscuits…

Ecohome lab – introduction & launch event

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Carbon Co-op Community Renewables Finance School

Carbon Co-op Community Renewables Finance School

Title: Ecohome lab – introduction & launch event
Location: MadLab
Date: 19-04-2013
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 21:00
Book: Sign up here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heard about ArduinoRaspberry Pi or OpenEnergyMonitors and want to get stuck in?
We’ve scheduled an event which is part workshop, part introduction to the field and part social.

If you’re just curious about the potential of this technology come along at 8pm. If you want to get hand-on come along at 6pm for the practical elements. If you’re new to this area and want to participate in other elements of the project attendance is pretty much essential!

Agenda:

6-7pm – Tooling up – Bring your laptops to MadLab and we’ll take you through setting up the open-source Arduino prototyping environment, installing libraries and using GitHub.

7-8pm – Setting up your Raspberry Pi. We’ll learning how to put a ready made image of the operating system and webserver onto an SD card and how to access your new Raspberry pi system from your computer.

8-9pm – An introduction to ‘the internet of things’ and its applications for making radical, collective reductions in household energy use.

Followed by a social in Common Bar…

 

 

CarbonCo-op Monthly Meet-up

Monday, March 5th, 2012
Carbon Co-op Community Renewables Finance School

Carbon Co-op Community

Title: CarbonCo-op Monthly Meet-up
Location: MadLab
Date: 25-04-2013
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 21:00

 

 

Heard about ArduinoRaspberry Pi or OpenEnergyMonitors and want to know more? We’ve scheduled an event which is part workshop, part introduction to the field and part social.

We are focusing on home energy and environment monitoring using Arduino hardware from the brilliant OpenEnergyMonitor project. Our first monthly session will be a skill share for troubleshooting issues, creating a better dashboard for your home and adding more sensors to monitor more stuff.

Register for the event here: http://meetu.ps/Sy7gs