This is an open source collaborative project and we welcome your involvement. Through open source collaborative innovation we can make great technology.
There are many ways in which you can get involved with the project, we try to hold most of our discussions whether troubleshooting or exploring the next line of development on the forums here:
Its also a great place to post and showcase your monitoring system builds and developments.
The whole website is a wiki, in that anyone can edit any page. If you think you can improve a particular page or would like to add pages about a particular topic, please do. You will see a link to creating content on the top-right hand corner of the page, or to jump straight to page creation click here: Add a page
To edit pages, create a new page or forum topic, or comment on a forum topic you will need to register as a member on the site.
Aggregated blog feed from active community members. Please get in touch if you would like your blog added.
We have started to create a series of pages that outline short term development plans and also longer term wish list of features that would be great to have. If you could help us with any of these items that would be very helpful. It is also likely that we have not thought of everything and so if you have an idea for a feature, please propose your idea on these pages or just go ahead and do it and then post on the forums about your work.
Links to community builds/systems
If you have a build that you would like to share, please add it here:
SD Card Logging Power Monitor with LCD - Non-invasive AC power meter which logs the data to an SD card with a time stamp from a real-time clock chip. Data is displayed on LCD screen.
LCD Power Meter - by Matt Hodge
Solar Power Manager - 2 channel non invasive power meter with LCD, which diverts unused solar power to heat domestic water.
PV System Monitoring - 2 channel non invasive with Graphics LCD & External Temperature based on emontx &JeeNode
Solar Nanode Immersion Controller - Another water heater with COSM and Emoncms logging, but with an industrial Phase Angle Controller for the power electronics side
Data logging for wind speed (and DC current using invasive hall sensor) - For monitoring the wind speed and power output of a small wind turbine. Data is logged to SD card.
Dave over at draythomp.blogspot.com has made a great write up of his installation + source code that's well worth a look at here.
Ogoronwy house sustainability project – by Trystan Lea
Cambridge Sensor Kit (CSK) Energy - build upon OpenEnergyMonitor design
Bee hive monitor - by Glyn Hudson
You may also be interested in reading about some of the ideas that propel this project forward on the builds upon pages.