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Android-based home energy monitor

clipped from blog.makezine.com MOTO Labs will be unveiling their “DIY Android Home Energy Monitor” today at Maker Faire. MOTO’s Daniell Hebert will be giving a talk, “Android Beyond the Phone,” at 3:30pm Sunday, on the main stage. The MOTO Labs booth is 113 in Expo Hall. So what is the AHEM? The MOTO DIY Android Home Energy Monitor (AHEM) utilizes an average wireless network. Wireless webcams take pictures of the ever-changing dials on the user’s utility meters. A BeagleBoard running Android and the MOTO AHEM custom applications push the pictures up to a Flickr photo set. MOTO AHEM application prompts and transcribes numbers into your Flickr image tag. Saving the image spurs the MOTO Labs’ Google Gadget to automatically chart meter activity on the user’s Google home page. More information can be found here on their website.

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