- Carel Scholtz
I have discovered the Arduino opensource hardware platform about a year ago and build my first Arduino from documentation found on their web site. Since then I have played around with the hardware and must say that it made things easy. I have previously tried to work with PIC's but it sort of never really worked out for me.
In South Africa we have been spoiled with cheap electricity but those days are gone now. I started looking at monitoring our electricity consumption about 6 months ago when i first stumbled upon your web site. With some ideas of my own and some information on this site I have setup a electricity monitoring system at my home to get a better understanding of our consumption. This has proved very useful for me.
I have started developing and designing and dreaming about monitoring different things around the house. But quickly ran into costing issues since I wanted to have distributed nodes that could communicate to a central server. The network interface kept me busy for some time trying to understand everything. My first network enabled device is almost finish and it will replace an old 286 PC driving my sprinkler system.
I have studied architecture and practiced as an architect for some years and then made a career change to software development. Electronics have always been a hobby but lately the combination of architecture as in the build environment, hardware as in the arduino platform and software as c, java and php is driving me crazy.
I hope I can find a way to contribute to this project.
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