Yet never, in all those years, have I written any computer programs that interact with things in the real world. It is funny how things work out… I have been a software developer for years. well, since 1979 to be honest (AAAGH!). I have worked for some of the most well-known international companies developing software. … Continue reading Discovering Arduino
Following on from my last post I have been thinking in a bit more detail about how charging our electric car might fit in to an automated energy management system for our home. I have always thought that to charge the electric car using surplus solar power I needed to have a car charger that … Continue reading Open Energy Monitor – Car Charging Automation
We had our solar panels installed nearly 4 years ago. We have had an electric car for a similar period. During that time I have been able to monitor our house electricity use, our solar generation and to charge the car. This has worked quite well but it is not really an integrated system. Moreover, … Continue reading Open Energy Monitor – Control and Monitor our Electricity Use
The saga of us moving house continues with the next chapter… Yet again we get onto the roundabout of house moving. We have a buyer and we have a house to buy and selling and buying negotiations have now completed and solicitors instructed. But this has happened 3 times already with us over the past … Continue reading New house on the way – we hope!
Click on pic to enlarge! Sorry to you all for the deafening silence from me over the past few weeks. There has been just too much happening to blog it all. The past 10 days has been superb with us having 4 days at Silverstone for the British F1 Grand Prix and then going directly … Continue reading Exciting Times