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Google Power Meter-2

After finishing my first post on Google Power Meter, I thought that it would be better to provide a real project that demonstrates  this concept.  I found an interesting  source which had all the necessary details to build your own project from scratch.

It consists of a small gadget that measures your power consumption and a Xigbee module that transmits data to your laptop. Also, there is a special software that can read data from the Xigbee module.

You can find the complete project here

Thanks to Limor for her great work!

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Scratch!

Thanks to MIT Research Groups who brought up this amazing idea!

“Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web.” It helps young people, as the website mentions, to develop their skills.  Let’s then educate our young kids.

I know it’s more related to IT, probably Tech ABC guys will be mad at me ;), but it really worth sharing it with everyone.

Click this link to know more about scratch project and don’t forget to download your free copy.

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Google Power Meter!

Google has announced the development of a new hardware project called Power Meter that left every metering company worried about their future with this initiative that might lead them to market share losses.

What is Google power meter?

It is a special gadget installed at every appliance in your home that calculates power consumption and then sends this data using a wireless module “XigBee” to your PC that runs a Google software which displays your power consumption. The purpose of this project is to educate the community on power reduction techniques and try to save more energy.

Google has also mentioned a partnership agreement with some US utility companies as well as meters manufacturers who showed a positive interest in Google’s initiative program.

I think Google is trying to use its famous brand worldwide to deliver a message to its customers: Let’s save our planet!

If you checked Google’s official site you’ll understand why I said this. Currently, Google is focusing on two main topics: Clean Energy and Global Health that, if well developed,  will have an impact on every country in the world.

Thanks to Google!

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