EcoHome Lab: Home Assistant 1.0

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Every 2nd Thursday of the month

c/o URBED

10 Little Lever Street · Manchester

How to find us

The meeting will be in Carbon Co-op's office at 10 Little Lever Street. You need to ring the buzzer for 'URBED' to get in. The office is on the top floor. There is a lift through the lobby to the left as you enter. Or you can take stairs on right

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Home Assistant 1.0
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This month we will (hopefully) be celebrating the release of Home Assistant 1.0. Home Assistant (https://www.home-assistant.io/) is an open source home automation platform which typically runs on a Raspberry Pi and has wide compatibility with a variety of smart home products and services.

* Intro to Home Assistant.
* What's new in 1.0?
* How Carbon Co-op is using HA in its smart energy projects.
* Demo: Using HA for temperature/humidity monitoring in the office.

We will then proceed to the pub (The Peer Hat) at around 8pm.

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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 (http://carbon.coop/) initiative working close together with OpenEnergyMonitor (https://openenergymonitor.org).

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.