Monday, August 15, 2011

Desert Home Power Monitoring

Check out how draythomp uses Arduino to monitor power in his home in the Arizona desert, in the southwest US:

http://draythomp.blogspot.com/p/test-html-code.html

He provides some pachube-based output of his real-time power measurement...

Nanode: Strength to Strength!

With the demise of Google PowerMeter, Ken Boak's Project:Nanode brings a machine that is already being interfaced to Pachube, which can provide functionality similar to what Google PowerMeter does. Check out Ken's brainchild here

Demise of Google PowerMeter

Gaaa! Google PowerMeter is going away!

http://www.google.com/support/powermeter/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1340969

This is the thing you most fear about free services - the provider is under no obligation whatsoever to provide stability throughout perpetuity.

Which makes me wonder how long I'll be able to do THIS blog....:-(