Box for a box:
I spent a little bit of time thinking about housing for the opqbox2. I settled on acrylic, since its easily to work with, it looks nice, and most importantly there is a 40 watt laser cutter that makes cutting it a dream... or so I am told. While I figure out how to use the cutter I decided to mock up what the opqBox2 enclosure will look like:
I am thinking with laser cut parts and and an engraved logo on top, these will look great. Even with breaking the acrylic by hand the whole assembly took less then an hour. With a jig and laser cut parts, these will be quick to put together and more importantly cheap.
A queue for a queue:
On the software side I have been working on the OPQBox2 userland. OPQBox will now calculate the RMS voltage and mains frequency and send it to the cloud. The cloud service is able to request high resolution raw data from the opqbox buffer whenever a gridwide event occurs. OPQ team has been hard at work putting together a road-map for the cloud service. So far our plan is outlined below:
Server side acquisition is split into two parts.
- Front end Acquisition (Makai): Is the responsible for communication with the boxes, and picking out grid-wide event.
- Back end Acquisition (Mauka): Is responsible for the analysis, classification and cold storage.
I will be working mainly on the Makai side of things. As the data becomes available and our device network is deployed, I will switch over to the analytics side with Mauka.