Every big thing starts of title steps, we should start water savings from our homes. Smart Sink helps you achieve it, by light indications whenever you cross water usage limits. It is easy to install and easy to use. Thanks to wifi connection and web sockets user can get instant feedback. It’s designed for water and money savings.
What it does
Water flow sensors are connected directly to Artik10. Each sensor change triggers following actions:
- update light notification status system, so user can see current status directly via color leds (mounted near by the sink),
- sends sensor data to internal server using web sockets, so user can monitor status via web site from any device,
- sends sensor data to Samsung SAMI server using web sockets, so user can store historical data and statistics for the future.
Based on statistics Smart Sink system will be able to advice about limits for water (and money) savings.
Challenges I ran into
Since Artik is so powerful beast it can handle all platform services itself, but the biggest challenge was to integrate all parts into working prototype with useful interface. That includes building hardware features (light led notification system) and all software parts, such as: low level libraries, server side, frontend user interface and communication with Samsung SAMI.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
What I learned
What's next for Smart Sink
Project will be open for everyone via github. Low level library for handling GPIO communication will be separated and will go open source. Saving money section is going to be finished and improved.