Testing Version 2 of the RS-485 Shield

Yesterday I received the new PCBs for Fritzing for a RS-485 Shield that will work withe Arduino Due and Maple. This shield has headers to either plug in and XBee module or Electric Imp breakout board for wireless communications. I have tested the Rs-485 communications and all is working well. Next, I will test XBee and… Read More

AMPds: A Public Dataset for Load Disaggregation and Eco-Feedback Research

Last week I learnt that that my full co-authored (with co-author Fred Popowich,  Lyn Bartram, Bob Gill, and Ivan Bajic) paper “AMPds: A Public Dataset for Load Disaggregation and Eco-Feedback Research” was accepted at IEEE‘s Annual Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC 2013).  So I will be travelling to Halifax, Nova Scotia in the Canada. Here is the paper abstract: A home-based intelligent energy conservation system needs to… Read More

Inspiring Energy Conservation Through Open Source Power Monitoring and In-Home Display

I just learnt that that my full co-authored (with co-author Fred Popowich, TaeJin Moon, and Bob Gill) paper “Inspiring Energy Conservation Through Open Source Power Monitoring and In-Home Display” was accepted at the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting.  It will be held in Vancouver so I will not need to travel! Here is the paper abstract: Many homeowners and occupants are interested in… Read More

APMR Version 2.0 Released

Version 2.0 of the Arduino Power Meter Reader (APMR) project is now released. APMR s an open source hardware and software project. APMR reads the power and energy (Wh) readings of RS485/Modbus communicating power meters at a constant interval. Readings are recorded on an SD card and/or sent over the Internet using a HTTP RESTful… Read More

Arduino RTC Shield Schematic

I have now posted information on the Arduino Power Meter Reader (APMR) project page on how I created the Arduino RTC (Real Time Clock) Shield I used. Related articles Arduino RFID shield on the Cloud (electronics-lab.com) Chrono-tomic shield helps your Arduino keep perfect time (hackaday.com) Review: Environmental Monitoring With Arduino (wired.com) Adafruit data logger, in… Read More

Arduino RS485 Shield Schematic

Well I have been too busy with course work 😦   …but I  found some time to post up the schematic for the Arduino RS485 Shield I used for my Arduino Power Meter Reader (APMR) project. Related articles Arduino (For beginners) (circuitstoday.com) Arduino weather-station to Internet bridge (hackaday.com) My first arduino shield project: “Wave Shield” (adafruit.com)… Read More

Wiring and Arduino Update

Well I have been very busy with course work. I though I would post a quick update. I have finally finished reorganizing my wiring cabinet and I now have it jam-packed with all sort of equipment. As seen on the right. I also stated the Arduino Power Meter Reader (APMR) project page which I will… Read More