The current method of configuring a home automation system is by setting rules which the system will follow or by using a smart phone to set the state of a light or plug. In most cases, it becomes a task to set up such a complicated system or to fish out a phone to open an app, only to flip a light switch on! Lights and electronics which are currently in use don't adjust with a change in schedule or based on the weather unless a specific rule is set.SimpleHome is a device that will automatically find, connect and collect data from sensors in the home and then use that data to make power saving decisions. Unlike a smart thermostat which reduces electricity consumption by only controlling a furnace, the SimpleHome can monitor and modify controls for almost all electrical objects in a household. Our product will control the blinds and let the user know whether it is better to open a window or turn on the AC. SimpleHome aims to help make the most of every dollar spent on electricity, as well as, provide a solution which can be used immediately after plugging it in.
Undergraduate Engineering students are required to complete a group-based, two-course capstone sequence: ENSC 405W and ENSC 440. Groups form company structures and create an innovative product that potentially acts as a solution to a real-life problem. This collection archives the following assignments: proposal, design specifications, requirements specifications, and proof of concept.
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