ECE497 Project Tweet-A-Watt
Team members: Chris Andrews
This project is based off of two projects and bringing the results to the Beaglebone Black. The first project is Tweet-a-Watt. This takes a signal from a Kill-A-Watt power meter and reports it to a host computer. The second one is RaspiWatt. This modified the first project in order to use a Raspberry Pi instead of a general purpose computer.
This should be fully working but I am having issues getting a working Beaglebone to test it.
What needs to be implemented is the cleaning up of the code to eliminate unnecessary things such as the pi plate code.
If you have hardware, consider Small Build, Big Execuition for ideas on the final packaging.
Give step by step instructions on how to install your project.
- Follow the hardware instruction up until the end of making the transmitter.
- Then download the [software https://github.com/misterbonnie/Tweet-a-Watt.git]
- Set up a Cosm account
- Modify the Wattcher.py to use your account and the UART as the serial port
Once everything is installed, how do you use the program? Give details here, so if you have a long user manual, link to it here.
Here is where you brag about what your project can do.
Include a YouTube demo.
Theory of Operation
Give a high level overview of the structure of your software. Are you using GStreamer? Show a diagram of the pipeline. Are you running multiple tasks? Show what they do and how they interact.
List the major tasks in your project and who did what.
Also list here what doesn't work yet and when you think it will be finished and who is finishing it.
Suggest addition things that could be done with this project.
Give some concluding thoughts about the project. Suggest some future additions that could make it even more interesting.