Inspiration

To compete in the OSISoft Challenge, and learn new technologies! Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiBG86p_Umk

What it does

Uses Samsung Gear VR and OSISoft's PI System to show real-time analysis of energy usage in Lehigh buildings.

How We built it

We used Python to access the OSISoft PI System, and acquire real-time energy usage data from our buildings. The data is processed and pushed to an HTTP server. On the user's end, a Samsung Gear VR integrated with Android and Unity acquires the data with a GET request, and creates the environment using that. The environment is pulled into Unity from Google Street View, and the data is rendered on top of it.

Challenges I ran into

We didn't know very much about Android, Unity, C#, or Google Maps integration when we began the project. The project was a huge learning experience for both of us, as we explored these technologies and fought against exhaustion.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

It works! We took on a daunting task, knowing nothing about the technologies we chose to use, and did everything we had to in order to make it work.

What I learned

We learned the fast-track version of Unity, C#, Android, and the Pi System.

What's next for VR Energy Data Visualization

TBD

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