kWh used this month: 107.8 kWh Predicted kWh usage this month: 137.1 kWh Average daily kWh usage: 4.1 kWh kWh usage per person: 45.7 kWh Money spent this month: $32.09 Average daily spending: $1.23 Predicted Money spent per person: $10.69 CO2 emissions this month: 167.0 lbs Predicted CO2 emissions this month: 212.5 lbs Average daily CO2 emissions: 6.4 lbs CO2 emissions per person: 55.6 lbs
Is there a place where I can get the financial information on the tennis center? I would like to include that in our webpage or portfolio on this project. Also, is there a specific application you would like me to start the webpage/portfolio on? I was thinking iweb but I wasn't sure because this is such a big project. And is there anyway I could get whatever application we end up using on my computer?
My name is Cat Bradley and I am currently in Bill Wiecking's Green Tech class. My main focus in this class is going to be monitoring the new sensors in the tennis center, the IT building, and G-pack. The tennis center takes up 10% of the schools energy. Each light bulb is 10,000 watts and it cost $17 an hour and about $170 a day to keep the tennis courts lit. Dr. Bill recently put sensors up in the tennis center to track the amount of energy that is being used, and when it is being used. These lights totally power down from 10pm till 7am. During these hours it is impossible to turn on the lights in the tennis center. Theses sensors are also set up in the IT building, but they don't work exactly right yet. We also are planning on putting these up in G-pack. What the school is trying to do is clean up the sky light in the tennis center so the lights don't have to be used during the day. We are also trying to put solar panels on the roof of the tennis center so the courts can have its own source of electricity and we are planning to put in better light bulbs that use less electricity. My job in this project would be to keep track of the money and electricity HPA is saving. My parter Awe and I are going to put together some kind of portfolio or webpage that will keep track of what is going on with these sensors. We will also be giving you weekly updates with graphs and information on the sensors. At the end of the email, I attached a graph of the energy activity in the tennis center from March 24th to March 30th. Every spike in this graph is someone coming in the tennis center and turing the lights on. This is just an example of the kind of data you will be getting from us. Thank you, and I look forward to working with you over the next few years. Cat Bradley
|March 30th||April 1st (Tennis center)|
|April 5th (Tennis center)||April 7th (RFID)|
|April 11th (RFID)||April 13th (Tennis Center)||April 15th (Tennis center)|
|April 19th (RFID)||April 21st (RFID)|
|April 25th (Tennis Center)||April 27th (RFID)||April 29th PORTFOLIO DUE|
|May 3rd||May 5th|
|May 9th||May 11th||May 13th|
Tonight, I have been messing around with the RFID kit for a while and I downloaded
the code sample and the phidgets21.jar under java off the phidgets
website. Both of those gave me hundreds of files, most of them looking
similar to the picture above. The others just look like a bunch
of codes. I tried messing around with several of these, but they wont let
me plug in any information or change the settings or anything. I found one
that had the option to read the tag, but wouldn't pick it up even though
the phidgets application on system preferences did.
Anyways, I'm planning on working on it later too, but I'm not really sure
where to go from here or what to do with programs you told me to download
off the phidgets website.
kWh used this month: 116.7 kWh Predicted kWh usage this month: 206.1 kWh Average daily kWh usage: 6.5 kWh kWh usage per person: 68.7 kWh Money spent this month: $35.02 Average daily spending: $1.95 Predicted Money spent per person: $20.61 CO2 emissions this month: 180.9 lbs Predicted CO2 emissions this month: 319.4 lbs Average daily CO2 emissions: 10.0 lbs CO2 emissions per person: 106.4 lbs
kWh used this month: 73.6 kWh Predicted kWh usage this month: 206.4 kWh Average daily kWh usage: 6.1 kWh kWh usage per person: 68.8 kWh Money spent this month: $22.09 Average daily spending: $1.84 Predicted Money spent per person: $20.63 CO2 emissions this month: 114.1 lbs Predicted CO2 emissions this month: 319.6 lbs Average daily CO2 emissions: 9.5 lbs CO2 emissions per person: 106.5 lbs
Lucas, Cat and Awe: Phidgets (**=answered)
**What is the benefit of the phidgets project platform over other more complicated platforms? Phidgets requires no programming. It is a "what you see, is what you get" system.
**How can you connect a phidgets device to a computer?
Using a USB cord or a wireless connecter
**If you were to move on to RFID tags, what possible uses on campus (including the elab) could you think of? We could put readers on the dorm room doors, the class room doors, or anywhere that requires a key to enter. We could almost completely replace the lock system we have now and have it so where ever there is a lock, a RFID reader would go in its place.
*Lookup your motor speed controller online: what are the max currents and voltages for this unit?
According to this chart, the reason the motor control board started smoking last class was because the current was too much for the board to handle, not because of the wires.
• Explain the difference between a pano, an object and a scene?
An object is when you are on the outside and you are looking directly at an object instead of looking around it. A scene is when objects and panoramas are all together. Like a collection of panoramas and objects.
•Mr. Kamrow has negative numbers in his energy audit report because he must have something creating energy on his property.
kWh used this month: 0.0 kWh
Predicted kWh usage this month: 0.4 kWh
Average daily kWh usage: 0.0 kWh
kWh usage per person: 0.0 kWh
Money spent this month: $-0.01
This months predicted bill: $-0.08
Average daily spending: $0.00
Money spent per person: $0.00
CO2 emissions this month: -0.1 lbs
Predicted CO2 emissions this month: -1.0 lbs
Average daily CO2 emissions: -0.0 lbs
CO2 emissions per person: 0.0 lbs