Category: Home Energy Meter

Daemonised energy software

Well I have made several updates to the software learning python on the go.
If you are interested in how I learn a new programming language please go over to my github page and follow the commits.

I have made a nice python daemon which should be able to do every thing I want. It is based on the python reverence implementation.To be able to use it you should have python-daemon installed.

You can also still use the package by including the class into your own script which can then be executed by cron.

All in all I am very happy with how I am progressing, although the next step will be even harder but I’ll tell about all that later.

Kind regards,

Gerald



Home Energy Meter

Example of home energy measurement

Example of home energy measurement

A few weeks ago I found an arduino micro controller board lying around doing nothing.
It happened to be around the time that I was wondering how to be able to automatically measure the energy usage.
We still have an old fashioned disc energy meterĀ  which is not compatible with any external read out.
some people tried with varying success to interface the disc with diodes and such.
I decided to introduce an extra energy meter which does have a S interface.

So after the read further you can read the “how it’s made”

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