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EcoHome Lab: Monthly meetup and skill share

14th February, 5:30 pm7:00 pm

This month we will be doing a semi-interactive workshop on how to extract data from APIs using the Hive Smart Thermostat API as an example. This can be quite useful when dealing with cloud-enabled IoT devices like smart thermostats, sensors, and energy monitoring systems.

We will also have an update on developments with emoncms, home assistant, and a preview of Carbon Co-op’s new project ‘OpenDSR’.

Now in our regular monthly slot – every second Thursday of the month. A hangout for people taking control of their home energy usage and generation. We use open-source hardware and software to gain a better understanding of energy in our homes, how to make the best use of the energy we generate and reduce energy wasted.

This is a CarbonCo-op (http://carbon.coop/) initiative working close together with OpenEnergyMonitor (https://openenergymonitor.org).

Topics will include:

• Home energy monitoring.

• House energy performance assessment

• Sensors – electricity, gas, temperature, humidity, air quality…

• User interfaces, dashboards

• Smart houses and automation

• Aggregation of data sources

• Taking the power back! – Making better use of the surplus power we generate

Who is it for?

• Anyone with skills in physical electronics, web development or programming who wants to use that knowledge to reduce energy and carbon!

• There will be open space for small groups to focus on adding new sensors or hacking the user interface, there will always be a ‘newbies’ group for people interested in finding out more.


14th February
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Eco Home Lab – Manchester


10 Little Lever Street
Manchester, GB
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