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CarbonCoop & OpenEnergyMonitor build weekend

  • Nov 16, 2013 · 10:00 AM

Carbon Coop and OpenEnergyMonitor are hosting a joint weekend event in Manchester.

There will be three main parts to the weekend:

Build an OpenEnergyMonitor system (Saturday 10AM - 6PM) 

This is a chance to build a monitoring system with the support of others who have built systems before, Matt Fawcett and Trystan Lea will be on hand to help, we will walk through building the emontx energy monitoring sensor node and how to setup a raspberrypi basestation running emoncms.

With this you can explore and track changes in home electricity use over time via a web dashboard.

If you've already got an OpenEnergyMonitor system but need some help getting it to work your also welcome to attend this workshop, please bring your monitor along.

To complete the build you will need:

Emontx 868Mhz

• Programmer - USB to serial UART

Mini USB cable

USB power adapter

• AC-AC Adapter - AC voltage sensor

• Raspberry Pi - model B  

• RFM12Pi Raspberry Pi Expansion board kit  868Mhz

• Micro USB Cable

USB Power supply for RaspberryPI

• Sandisk SDHC 8GB for raspi

• 1 mtr cat-5 cable

The total build price if you get everything from the OpenEnergyMonitor shop is £121.5 inc VAT.

If you already have a raspberry pi and spare USB Power supplies, micro and mini USB cables (they often come with newer mobile phones) you can do the whole build for £68.50.

There will be a limited number of these kits available on the day (at the same cost), to make sure you can build please order these beforehand.

Put a note in your order message that you need the kits for the weekend so that we can make sure you have them.

If you want to read-up on the build guides and learn more about the system before the event take a look here:

Show and tell

Were excited that Robin Emley will be joining us to demonstrate his Solar PV Diverter on the Saturday:

If youd like to come and show what you've been working on around open source monitoring and control please do, get in contact to let us know if you are coming.

Hackathon (both Saturday and Sunday)

There will be a table dedicated to just developing something new, hardware or software. For example editing or amending the monitor's online display dashboards or improving energy modelling tools such as OpenSAP.

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Please add your name here if your coming so that we have an idea about numbers and let us know how much of the kit you want for the build as above.

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  • YR

    Great learning environment - thanks!

    November 17, 2013

  • Matt P.

    Is there a kit left that I might be able to lay claim to?

    November 11, 2013

    • Trystan L.

      Hello Matt, yes plenty of kit, its best if you can get it from the shop beforehand http://shop.openenerg...­, leave a note with you order to say you need it for the weekend and I can bring it with me

      November 11, 2013

    • Matt P.

      I've put in an order - hopefully for the right stuff!

      November 12, 2013

  • Geoff

    Have booked and ordered some of the kit which has been dispatched today. So with a bit of luck I should have most of it assembled by the weekend.

    October 30, 2013

  • SianiAnni

    Sorry, can't make it this time - daughter home from uni for the weekend!

    October 23, 2013

  • Dainius N.

    Me and my friend Liam would like to attend. Purchase of the parts submitted to the

    September 26, 2013

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