Introducing the Barefoot Automation range

After testing a range of sensors with the Arduino micro processors I am launching a wide range of automation products that can be used to help you get your small projects going. These products will be designed in a modular way such that units can be expanded or combined to enable reading, recording and controlling…

Interesting loads in the home

As promised last week, I am posting some of the results today in graphical format. The data logger has been behaving exceptionally well and all data captured was logged accurately. By knowing how each load behaves, one can make very good predictions of how much energy each one will consume and therefore design and predict…

To measure is to know

There is a old dutch saying that goes like this: “Te meten is te weten”. This is very true for energy management. You can not manage successfully without measuring. About this time last year we were facing the start of load shedding. Very few of us realized at that time that the power interruptions of…