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Perhaps there is something we haven't been told yet? Never before have we seen a nuclear accident unfold like the ongoing crisis at Fukushima this week.  In real time we have seen tweets of explosions,...
During the recent Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne, the Smart Energy team got a chance to check out the Future Spark pedal power demonstration. This is a remarkable piece of engineering, and I had the...
We all love a hot shower, and a god many of our water heaters are of the bad old single element energy hog, and if you have one of these units, there is a very...
One of the smallest energy sensors available, our 5mm current sensor is a nice little thing. Able to fit inside the tightest of spaces, and accurate to around 2 percent.  Our kit needs a little love and...
  Last weekend, our family went to the beach.  Not because it was a nice day, it was raining, windy and otherwise miserable, however we needed to get out of the house as the cabin...
Forget the cost of carbon, the cost of energy is going up, wether we like it or not.  In Melbourne, it's been 50% since 2006 and the utilities predict another 50% by 2015 2010 has...
The SEGbox can connect to the internet using WiFi of cabled ethernet, depending on the preferred connection. This guide will show how to setup the SEGbox OpenWRT configuration to have a rock steady WiFi connection,...
We all like to know the temperature.  As a weather junkie myself, I like to check the forecast, outside and indoor temperature as part of the daily routine.  As an urban cyclist, this is an...
This little kit adds the special Zigbee powers to your SEGmeter, turning it into a wireless device! What is this Zigbee you ask?  It's a wireless mesh radio system, that allows SEGmeter to communicate using...
We are over the moon to announce the opening of the SEGshop, a place to go and pick up all your Smart Energy goodies. We've got our SEGmeter complete on sale, a 6 channel smart...

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