Past Meetup

EcoHome Lab: Monthly meetup and skill share

This Meetup is past

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Every 2nd Thursday of the month


10 Little Lever Street · Manchester

How to find us

The meeting is at Carbon Co-op's office. This is located on the fifth floor of 10 Little Lever Street. You need to ring the bell for 'URBED' and then proceed upstairs via either the stairs (to the right) or lift (to the left through lobby).

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This month we will be doing a semi-interactive workshop on how to extract data from APIs using the Hive Smart Thermostat API as an example. This can be quite useful when dealing with cloud-enabled IoT devices like smart thermostats, sensors, and energy monitoring systems.

We will also have an update on developments with emoncms, home assistant, and a preview of Carbon Co-op's new project 'OpenDSR'.

Now in our regular monthly slot - every second Thursday of the month. A hangout for people taking control of their home energy usage and generation. We use open-source hardware and software to gain a better understanding of energy in our homes, how to make the best use of the energy we generate and reduce energy wasted.

This is a CarbonCo-op ( initiative working close together with OpenEnergyMonitor (

Topics will include:

• Home energy monitoring.

• House energy performance assessment

• Sensors - electricity, gas, temperature, humidity, air quality...

• User interfaces, dashboards

• Smart houses and automation

• Aggregation of data sources

• Taking the power back! - Making better use of the surplus power we generate

Who is it for?

• Anyone with skills in physical electronics, web development or programming who wants to use that knowledge to reduce energy and carbon!

• 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.