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!