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What is all this about?

The home hacking, automation and green technology community

Home Camp is an unconference about using technology to monitor and automate the home for greener resource use and to save costs.  This is about low energy devices and servers, reducing your electricity bills, monitoring your mouse traps, home automation, monitoring your water usage, using solar power.  This is a hack day.

Home Camp brings together anyone interested in monitoring and automation of the home using devices like Current Cost meters and RSMB.  There is some great work being done, particularly with Current Cost meters, Pachube, Google PowerMeter, etc.. Home Camp aims to build on the momentum of this work and help establish a community to continue to exchange new ideas, hacks and scripts.

With energy bills increasing and the cost of oil constantly up and down to eye watering levels, it is in all our interests to take a smarter and more up-to-date approach to managing our resource usage and impact.

Building on HomeCamp 08

Thanks to everyone that attended Home Camp 08  and 09 and all involved with making sure the events could happen.  They were great days and the quality of thinking and conversation was superb.

We’d really appreciate your comments and feedback about the events so we can build on the experience. If there were things you think could be improved, or were missing, or if you thought we did something well, then please join the discussion on the Google Groups page.  Thanks for making a great day and see you next time! ;)

So who’s involved with Home Camp?

Chris Dalby (@yellowpark) originated the Home Camp idea and organised the initial events with Andy Piper and Dale Lane who work for IBM, enthusiast MikeTheBee who posts a Home Camp podcast, Usman Haque from Pachube and James Governor has pledged GreenMonk sponsorship. If you would like to get involved, let us know!

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Homecamp « LinuxUK  |  September 13, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    […] more information, the homecamp blog can be found here and a link to the first event is […]

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  • 2. Conor  |  February 19, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Yes, suggestion you provide here are great, smart and up to date. It can really make easier for someone to track his bills and to be energy efficient.

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  • 3. Kevin Jones  |  October 31, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Hi!
    I came across your website,<>, and really enjoyed reading through it. I wanted to see if you were open to guest contributions? I currently work for Modernize.com and we’re looking to contribute to websites and blogs that write about home improvement. Here are a couple examples of recent articles our writers have written:
    Home Automation with X-10
    Top 5 Wireless Speaker Systems for the Home
    Let me know if you have a topic in mind and we can get started right away.
    Thanks,
    Kevin

    Reply
  • 4. Kevin Jones  |  November 3, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Hi!
    I came across your website and really enjoyed reading through it. I wanted to see if you were open to guest contributions? I currently work for Modernize.com and we’re looking to contribute to websites and blogs that write about home improvement. Here are a couple examples of recent articles our writers have written:
    Home Automation with X-10
    Top 5 Wireless Speaker Systems for the Home
    Let me know if you have a topic in mind and we can get started right away.
    Thanks,
    Kevin

    Reply

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