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The Mazzini Project
The Mazzini Project
The Mazzini Project
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The Mazzini Project
The Mazzini Project
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The Mazzini Project

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Slides explaining the current R&D project for MCQN Ltd: a family of autonomous, power-monitoring, controllable sockets.

Slides explaining the current R&D project for MCQN Ltd: a family of autonomous, power-monitoring, controllable sockets.

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  • 1. The Mazzini Project Take control of your electricity bill Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • 2. Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com Climate change < Insert clichéd image here >
  • 3. Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com Rising energy consumption
  • 4. Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com We love our gadget habit
  • 5. Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com Energy costs are rising
  • 6. Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com Need to address demand as well as supply
  • 7. How much electricity are you wasting? Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com I don’t know. Do you?
  • 8. You could measure overall consumption People are already doing this…  DIY Kyoto’s Wattson  The Owl  Efergy  Eco-eye …but it’s very coarse-grained See http://www.electricity-monitor.com/features-comparison-chart-i-26.html for a comparison Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • 9. Or measure devices one-by-one Using something like…  Kill-A-Watt  Enerjar http://enerjar.net But…  Results are displayed locally  Only measures cumulative energy Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • 10. What if your electricity bill was itemised like your phone bill? Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com See which appliances used the most power
  • 11. What if your electricity bill was itemised like your phone bill? Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com Spot patterns in usage over time
  • 12. Taking control Measuring your power usage would let you target your efforts. But… Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • 13. Taking control …could it do more? Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • 14. Taking control What if devices were automatically turned off overnight, or when you were at work? Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • 15. Taking control What if you could easily turn off all non-essential devices when you went to bed, or left the house? Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • 16. Taking control What if ancillary devices (like a printer) automatically turned themselves on and off whenever the master device was switched on or off? Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • 17. The Mazzini Project aims to build such a system A family of autonomous, power- monitoring, controllable sockets Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • 18. The Mazzini Project aims to build such a system  Simple plug-in-and-go installation  Monitors power usage and reports regularly via wireless to a computer or “master” unit  Attached appliance can be turned on or off remotely via wireless, or…  …based on decisions from in-built “behaviour” program Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • 19. Scalable  Useful from the first one you install  Add additional units as quickly as you want Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • 20. Open Standards  Will use existing open standards for data where possible  Will publish the specification for any new data formats or communication protocols defined Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • 21. Open Source Desire is to release both the hardware and software as open source to encourage new applications and developments from users Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • 22. Extensible. Reconfigurable.  Software can be upgraded or reconfigured in the field – it will be easy to download new behaviours  Investigating the possibility of non- techie user hardware extensibility Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • 23. Tell me more!  Still in development, but if you’re interested then please get in touch – adrianm@mcqn.com  Check for project updates at http://www.mcqn.com/research Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • 24. Photo Credits  Power substation: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/866669  Switches and dials: http://www.flickr.com/photos/albedo/ 97915333/  Wattson: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marksim pkins/2120466739/ Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com

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