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Overview of Results:


Collaborated with 3 peers to solder, design, program, & troubleshoot an Arduino microprocessor and XBee transmitter based wireless sensor network. Navigated use of fixed resources & designed ethical data collection to protect personal privacy.  Demonstrated the results of small-scale implementation of the sensor network, after of recording electricity usage of a wall outlet & temperature gradient across a room.

Designed to Monitor Localized Electicity Usage and Heat Loss

Wireless Sensor Network

Big Idea: 


Create a campus wide sensor network to monitor heat flow and electricity usage so individuals could modify their behavior to conserve more energy and the administration could invest in green infrastructure or remodeling in problem area outside of individuals’ control.


Spring 2012



Wireless Sensor Network

Ethical Design


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