About the Project
For the ENES 2013 expo, we were hired to build an interactive stand for MRSK company.
We were trusted with the following tasks:
- Pick equipment (computers, tablets, routers) for this project;
- Develop software to make the whole system interactive.
Stand was essentially a plastic model lit with LEDs which comprised:
- Office building;
- Power Station
The model has two tablets which were disguised as buildings. One tablet controls Batteries of Static Capacitors (BSC), another one controls taps of On-Load Tap Changers (OLTC) of substation power transformers. Together, all the buildings presented on the interactive stand form a small model of electric power system; the user can influence the power system's regime via tablets.
Beneath the model there is a server that calculates power system regime. Server and tablets form a local network. By using controls on the tablets, the user either changes the tap of OLTC or state of BSC. Information about changes made by the user is transmitted to the server which calculates regime parameters in real time and displays them on the big screen.