Our project is about lighting in larger buildings. Lighting can cause a lot of energy loss, and this is easy to avoid. That’s why we came up with an idea that everybody can use: aLUXander. aLUXander measures the light intensity in the room and controls if the artificial light is turned on. aLUXander knows the ideal situation and when it thinks the artificial light is unnecessary, he will give a sign on a website, app, email,... When you see the sign, you can still choose what you do with it. You can leave it like it is, but you can also turn off the light. There will be a possibility to turn off the light via the internet, so you don’t even have to go to that specific room.
In the video you saw what happened, but how does it work? The hardware and software for the Genuino 101 can be found below. We also made a few rules on the All Things Talk platform.
In this first rule, we tell the platform to turn the light on or off when the button is pressed. In an actual situation this wouldn't be done like this of course.
Here, the platform is told to activate the buzzer when "warning == 'true'": If the Genuino board says there is enough light, and the light is switched on.
If "warning == 'true'", the platform should send a notification on the ground page of the website, mobile app, and if wanted, it could send an email too.