Renewable Energy Monitoring Tools to educate STEM for PAST


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About This Project

This project was created with partnership with IGS Energy and PAST foundation to teach students about using renewable energy as a power source.
The project consists of two modes :
(1) Energy Monitoring Mode where upto 4 hand-crank-generated modules can be cranked and their energy generated can be seen in real-time.
(2) Game Mode : where 2 teams (consisting of 2 hand-cranked generator modules each) compete for 60 seconds against each other to generate the most amount of accumulated energy.

What’s Connected

RaspeberryPi3-B+ with WiFi.
4x HandCranks (Pocket-Socket from KTor) connected to i2c based ADC that monitor voltage and another ADC that monitors current.
2x GPIO controlled Relays

Triggers & Alerts

Yes, we used a GPIO-based trigger to initiate the game that turns on the Game-Relays.

Scheduling

We adjusted the time-schedule of posts to be 1/4 of a second.

Dashboard Screenshots

Photos of the Project

Later.

Video

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#2

Very cool.


#3

Thanks !


#4

I would love to see a video of this in action!

~B


#5

nice project.


#6

Haha, I’d like to see a video of game mode!