Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN11 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Pages: 3458-3464
ISBN: 978-84-615-0441-1
ISSN: 2340-1117
Conference name: 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2011
Location: Barcelona, Spain
At present, building automation (domotics) is becoming more important. This matter is involved in research and development related to fields as significant as the comfort, sustainability and energy efficiency.
However, the study of home automation, as matter, is poorly covered in the curricula of the official degrees. The degrees in architecture and building engineering rarely covered this subject. This fact makes that the specialists involved in the design of buildings (both large buildings such as homes) do not cover, in most cases, the inclusion of domotics systems and / or building automation into their designs.
The authors of this work have designed and taught a course on domotics in the context of the Master's Degree in Technological Innovation in Building of the Escuela Universitaria de Ingeniería de la Edificación. In this course, which has been taught only one course, it has designed a theoretical agenda and some basic practical aimed at ensuring that the students have a general overview of the operation, typology, availability, complexity and capabilities of these systems. So, the knowledge of these technologies by students, enable them to evaluate the convenience or not to include in their designs domotics systems and / or building automation.
This paper presents a simple practice of a domotic system, but that has all the essential elements for the correct comprehension by students of this type of systems. On the other hand, its simplicity and flexibility claims that the students become aware of the capabilities of these systems. The practice involves the construction, testing and adjustment of an automatic control system for blind lift/down.
Domotic system, Practice, Blind automatic system.