From mid-2012 to early 2013 I was part of the ‘Open Energy Display Project’ supervised by Dr Martin Tomitsch and in collaboration with Mobitec Australia Pty Ltd.

FlipDot Dispaly

The project is an expanded technological augmentation of a prior project that displayed competitive electricity consumption on blackboards above residents houses [article link].

Various system setups were explored and evaluated. These included hardware components such as Flip-Dot displays, emonTx, and hardware for the control and communication of displays.

Additional information is under a Non-Disclosure Agreement.

Overall an interesting and informative electronic project.

Contact me if you’re interested in the source code and documentation for the project.