The Happy Plug Family

Coordinator
Hooked up to:
Automatic device (ie. Heater, AC unit, etc...)
Contains:
Arduino Microcontroller
Relay
XBEE Radio


This is the mind of the whole system. The microcontroller keeps track and schedules all other devices, using the radio to send and receive signals. The coordinator is also similar to a secondary device in that is also has a relay to manage.

Secondary
Hooked up to:
Automatic device (ie. Heater, AC unit, etc...)
Contains:
Relay
XBEE Radio


This is the slave unit. It receives signals for the coordinator to turn on and off the connected relay.

Priority
Hooked up to:
Manual device (Microwave, blow-dryer, etc...)
Contains:
Current Sensor
XBEE Radio


This is the priority or manual device. Anything that needs to be on over anything else because you are actively using it.

 

Happy Plug created for SENG/ELEC 499 Design Project - Supervised by Dr Subhasis Nandi
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