Affordable smart refrigeration for professionals
Internet of Things is a growing industry all around the world, in which numerous applications and innovations are being made, smart home automation being one of them. In Ghana, the traction or adoption of these technologies is low, because of the cost and ineffectiveness associated with appliances such as a smart refrigerator. The aim of this project is to design a system that accounts for the ineffectiveness of current smart models, and economizes on the cost of creating such a system. Various parts of such a system were individually simulated and tested, using sensors, NodeMCU, a Raspberry Pi, and a Raspberry Pi camera. Web and mobile applications were built to interact with the user. Each system part was successfully simulated; however, the system could not be tested as a whole, due to modifications that had to be made while simulating. It was realized that with the implementation done the objectives of the project would be achieved if properly deployed. The impact of the work done would increase traction and adoption of smart refrigeration in Ghana as it would be more affordable and more relevant to the Ghanaian context.
Capstone Project submitted to the Department of Engineering, Ashesi University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, May 2020
smart fridges, IoT, simulation