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.

XBee & Arduino
XBee & Arduino

A stock photo of the arduino shield with and xBee receiver. From this configuration data was wall outlet and temperature sensor data was streamed live to the computer.

Modified Wall Outlet Outsite View
Modified Wall Outlet Outsite View

This photo was taken from lady ada, whose tutorials our team based our design off of. We modified her physical design to accommodate for our slightly different equipment and more heavily modified the associated coding to protect individual user's privacy.

ModifieWall Outlet Internal View.png
ModifieWall Outlet Internal View.png

This photo was taken from lady ada, whose tutorials our team based our design off of. We modified her physical design to accommodate for our slightly different equipment and more heavily modified the associated coding to protect individual user's privacy. For more information on her tutorials please visit (http://www.ladyada.net/make/tweetawatt/)

XBee & Arduino
XBee & Arduino

A stock photo of the arduino shield with and xBee receiver. From this configuration data was wall outlet and temperature sensor data was streamed live to the computer.

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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

Keywords:

Teamwork

Wireless Sensor Network

Ethical Design