energy

Energy Insights with Smart Solutions

By Boz Heelan,  The UK Government has adopted Smart Metering as part of their plan to update our Energy System and tackle Climate Change and as such, has recommended that every household and small business should have a Smart Meter installed by 2020. That’s over thirty million Smart Meters! The Government is urging Energy Suppliers to[…]

Project Woodhouse – Experiment Mesh

Overview As noted by our Engineer-in-Chief Charlie Dibsdale, Smart Sensors or compute enabled local sensors can be enhanced by providing them the opportunity to communicate with their peers. To that end, we need an experiment to take the ideas that Charlie has discussed and craft them into an experimentally viable real world form. If you have[…]

Initial Engine Run and Results Part 1

By Sam Proctor, Smart Solutions Research & Development Introduction We are now moving to testing the data capture board away from the lab. This means finding a suitable machine of some kind and measuring its vibration. Once accomplished we can then plot the results and explore what this means for Equipment Health Management in the[…]

Data Capture Board Part 2

By Sam Proctor, Smart Solutions Research & Development Introduction Now the board is assembled, we are going to use XCode to program it. It’s a step in the direction of high productivity. Lets address why we want to use XCode to program the Arduino. The standard Arduino IDE is functionally fine, however it does lack[…]

Data Capture Board Part 1

By Sam Proctor, Smart Solutions Research & Development Introduction Having had the time to experiment with the Arduino Mega for a while we are now in the position to start building the Data Capture Board, exciting stuff really. You may well ask, what is this data capture board for? Continuing our aim to extend the[…]

Arduino Micro Memory Issues

By Sam Proctor, Smart Solutions Research & Development Introduction Well, well, well I did say how much I like doing this stuff. In some respect, when things don’t go quite according to plan it gets a little more interesting, just like the time one of my homemade rockets went wrong… So the problem here then,[…]