Maker Spaces in and around Peckham

There are (at least) two new "Maker Spaces" in or near to Peckham...

In Peckham's Bussey Building there is the new Hub Workshop which opened in 2015, I think. They have a laser cutter, 3D printer, CNC router and some other cool things. Very excited about this as it's just a 10 minute walk from my house! Not sure they have much in the way of electronics test tools?

2nd "Making Session" with primary school kids

Yesterday I did my second 'making workshop' with fifteen 5-6 yearolds at our new local primary school, The Belham. For a bit more background, please see my last blog post on these 'making workshops'.

"Making" workshops with 4-6 yearolds

Yesterday I did my first 'making workshop' with fifteen 5-6 yearolds at our new local primary school, The Belham (my 4-yearold daughter has just started at The Belham). My hope with these workshops is to encourage the kids to try building interesting creations and, along the way, sneak in some stuff they might not have played with yet like basic electronics. I'll be doing two workshops a month. I suppose the main aim is to show how much fun it is to build stuff (which shouldn't be hard: the kids seem to know this instinctively).


The plan was for the children to get into three groups of five children. Each group would make one den out of cardboard boxes. If the kids wanted 'windows' cut into their boxes then they'd draw the outline of the window and an adult would come along and cut out the window. They'd then run plastic pipe between the dens to make 'telephones'. Then we'd install lights, batteries and switches in the dens. And it wasn't just me running the workshop: we had two awesome teaching assistants (i.e. two full-time staff from the nursery school) who were much better at handling the kids than I was!


Draft Neural NILM paper

My draft Neural NILM paper is available here, if you're interested (this is currently submitted to a conference)

Comments are very welcome!

About to go on holiday...

update the paper is now or arXiv : "Neural NILM: Deep neural networks applied to energy disaggregation" is now on arXiv

update 2: the code isn't available yet but I definitely plan to release it.

Neural NILM: Deep Neural Networks Applied to Energy Disaggregation

At the NILM Workshop last Wednesday, I presented a poster on "Neural NILM: Deep Neural Networks Applied to Energy Disaggregation". It was a lot of fun discussing it with the participants! There's still a lot of work to do but this approach does work reasonably well right now. More details will come later...

Live stream of London NILM Workshop on Weds 8th July

It's almost time for the London NILM Workshop!

We'll be live streaming the event via a Google Hangout On Air. The stream will start at 10:00 BST (UTC+1), but do keep an eye on NILM_Workshop on Twitter for any new links if we encounter technical difficulties on the day!

Announcing the 2015 European NILM workshop

The Second European Workshop on Non-intrusive Load Monitoring will be held on 8th July 2015 at Imperial College London. More details on Oli's blog.

UK-DALE paper is now published in NPG's Scientific Data's journal

Nature Publishing Group has a new(ish) journal called Scientific Data. Today Scientific Data published our paper "The UK-DALE dataset, domestic appliance-level electricity demand and whole-house demand from five UK homes". And, a few days ago, our dataset received the first data DOI from the UK Energy Research Council's Energy Data Centre (UKERC EDC): DOI:10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000001.

Energy disaggregation online discussion forum

I've finally gotten round to putting together an online discussion forum for energy disaggregation! Feel free to join! Also, while we're finding our feet with this Google Group, please feel free to discuss the Google Group settings on the Energy Disaggregation forum.

Updated version of our UK-DALE dataset paper

Here's an updated version of our UK-DALE dataset paper. It will be on arXiv on Tuesday. Let me know if you spot any typos!

This new version adds 8 figures and a large table describing the dataset. And this update adds a fifth house and data from House 1 up to Jan 5th 2015 ;).


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