Computing stuff tied to the physical world

Micro Power Snitch, part 7

In Book on May 6, 2015 at 00:01

The two problems with projects powered by harvested energy, are: 1) running out of juice, and 2) falling into a state of limbo and not (or not consistently) getting out of it again.

Here is an example of both happening – a successful ┬ÁC startup and then a radio failure:

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In the case of the Micro Power Snitch, the energy coming in may vary greatly, since it will be proportional to the current drawn by the appliance being monitored by our MPS.

We’re going to have to tread carefully in this week’s episode:

As usual, each of the above articles will be ready on successive days.

Planned for next week: a few more loose ends, and then my closing notes.

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