Low Carbon Cooling

For 2.014 Engineering Systems Development, I worked on an evaporative cooling system that’s designed to use less electricity while still providing substantial cooling. The exact method is not yet public.

I led the electronics team in creating sensor design specifications, installing sensor packages, and writing code to organize the numerous sources of captured data.

We were measuring 3 variables each in 10 locations as well as power draw on our fans. In order to use the Arduino Uno’s that we had on hand while dealing with the issue of fixed I2C addresses, I read about and implemented multiplexing. The multiplexer board allows you to switch between multiple I2C lines with only 4 wires from the Arduino. This makes the wiring neater, and the system becomes more modular.