- HOME AUTOMATION
- YOUNG MAKERS (< 18)
- FASHION & WEARABLES
- INTERNET OF THINGS
- KIDS & EDUCATION
- OPEN SOURCE
- RECYCLING & UPCYCLING
- ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY
- MUSIC & SOUND
- ARTISANS & NEW CRAFT
- 3D PRINTING
- FOOD & AGRICULTURE
- WELLNESS & HEALTHCARE
- 3D SCANNING
- CULTURAL HERITAGE
- STEAM PUNK
By switching of some LEDs on, Viator allows to understand immediately if inverter loads are, currently connected to line, batteries or sun. It also warns (acoustically) when loads exceed the default overload alarm threshold.
The project grew up following my personal needs: the typical scenario is when family members constantly ask for right moment (power from the sun or battery) in order to switch on the washing machine, the dishwasher, or the dryer so to eliminate waste by using renewable energy without using line power.
You may know this information only if you watch an external display or if inverter is located near to you.
This situation seems rather unlikely.
By regular Wi-Fi communication, Viator eliminates this gap. Some led lights will be displayed when loads are powered form sun (yellow), from battery (green) or from line (red).
In this way - even a family member less prone to technology - can unequivocally and directly understand whether it's the right time to use power without increasing the bill and the emissions of CO2 to the environment.
The system is based on an Arduino board and a wireless module, so that it can operate in any house room.
It is sufficient to supply the module through any 110 - 220 plug.
GIUSEPPE DE LORENZO
He graduated in Law.
He has interest in electricity and electronics since he was a child, so much that at 16 years old is already an expert in repairing TV and radio devices.
During the 80's and 90's, the cradle of theoretical and practical electronics, builds and tests hundreds of projects, not to mention a growing interest in the newly born presonal computer, avant-garde of the digital age.
The arrival on the market of low-cost Arduino programmable hardware platforms, allows him to succesfully combine the experience matured after many years of practical electronics with the knowledge of programming techniques on personal computers