Traffic Control with Walabot

Smart traffic control for more livable cities. Story Abstract Traffic light control hasn't changed much in the last decades. Since IT changes everything, it's time to transform the traditional traffic control systems to smart ones that adapt and react to their environment. The story I was experimenting with Walabot, trying to make something with cats, because... Well because cats are fun. But then this happ ...

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Arduino Bluetooth Tutorial HC-05

Bluetooth has been around for quite a while now. Being a common way to communicate with mobile phones, it was only natural to include this protocol in the Arduino arena.   Bluetooth is typically a low power, medium range device, in fact it can reach up to 10 meters. Bluetooth operates on the same frequencies as WiFi, 2.4Ghz.Connections are normally one to one meaning no group communication is allowed by the ...

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Reading pulses from meters with pulse outputs.. using arduino

A note on what this document covers The main thing that's being added here to the wealth of information on the internet about pulse counting is how to count pulses from more than two pulse outputs sources (up to 12 sources) using a continuos sampling and direct port manipulation Arduino sketch as opposed to interrupt driven counting. In the case of counting pulses from one or two pulse output meters it is b ...

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Smart meters a waste of money, say MPs

Smart meters will only save 2% on consumers’ bills – an average £26 per household per year – according to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) – a committee of MPs – which disagrees with the opinion of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) that smart meters will lower bills and make switching easier. “Smart meters put power into the hands of consumers, bringing an end to estimated billing and he ...

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