George will share his old man savers. Consumer kitchen appliances are designed for one size fits all, not for my personal needs. My needs change as I age, and I need alerts for faults.
- I like to turn off my drip coffee maker as soon as coffee is brewed. If I forget, it wastes electricity (500watts) and spoils the coffee. If I forget to insert the carafe, I’ve got a mess. A timed relay with a contact sensor for the carafe solves the problem.
- So as not to overcook the meat, I turn off my induction hot plate based on a thermistor inserted into the meat to trip a relay to power off the hot plate.
- A centralized monitor and alarm system, with text message notifications, can be tailored to one’s specific needs. My monitoring system needs to include at least 9 sensors:
- Exterior door that gets left ajar.
- Bathroom light gets left on
- Bathroom water flooding
- Fridge power lost
- Fridge temperature too high
- Freezer power lost
- Freezer temperature too high
- Exterior hall temperature
- Smoke detector
George’s presentation is here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/107pIcvgMJfG5TxZLBdD5MD1n3QWQPcR2-Dehy2xVzjI/edit?usp=sharing
His code .pdf file is here:
9:30-10a Cocktails & Conversation
QCollege has welcomed us back to meet in-person. We thank them for their support.
We will be holding a Hybrid meeting (in-person & Jitsi).