Project Idea Of A Home Automation System

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Once being told by the course leader to research on three initial ideas for the group project and discuss this with the group which was chosen by students, a main project idea was researched which all members of the group agreed on.
As a group of five students doing Electrical & Electronic Engineering, a project had to be thought of which was specific to the degree that was being studied. After much deliberation, the idea of a home automation system was agreed upon by the course leader Dr John Barker. After consulting with the course leader, it was learnt that the group had to complete one function within the household each as by doing this, a sufficient amount of work could be done over the course of the year.
Each group member was
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2 Introduction

As a second year BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering student a project had to be devised which would consist of Electrical Engineering concepts and not Mechanical Engineering. This would have to be completed at the University Centre at Blackburn College. Groups were made so that tasks could be carried out by each member.
Several project ideas were then made by each group member. The ideas which were thought of by myself included a hybrid solar and wind battery charger, a parking sensor and also remote control blinds (Appendix A). Research had to be carried out on each project idea to see if it would be beneficial for the group to construct the project. After much consideration and setting up multiple meetings with the group, a decision was made that the best option would be go ahead with a home automation system which would run over the internet and Wi-Fi. Several factors were vital in choosing why this project was chosen ahead of other ideas. The project had to be something which had not been chosen previously or chosen by another group. Costing, limited amount of knowledge on tasks which needed to be completed, and the time availability which was given over the course of the year were reasons as to why other project ideas were not chosen and why the home automation suggestion was selected. 2.1 The home automation system

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