A student team is designing a energy monitor for a sustainable living situation; including solar panels, hydro power and battery stacks. I would like to have an open-ended conversation on the aspects of this system:
This project will be realized and implemented as a small part of an art installation in the east coast of the United States. It will not be operated by people with knowledge of Arduino, and to expect them to have significant computer or hard/software skills would be wrong. The actual monitoring of the system is not the main objective of this thread; what I would like to get out of this is advice on the user interface, specifically for the non technical population (artists, not engineers, will be operating this). It needs to be easy and ready to read and operate, so easy that an 8 year old could understand it. All comments, suggestions, and criticisms are welcomed, especially if I have been too vague.
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