Wantage : Standuino

It’s a Standuino. As soon as I saw this Arduino – alike from Czech artist Standa Filip it went straight onto my mental “I need to buy that” list. Whilst I don’t mind the 15 euro price tag, I’m not too keen on the 7 euro postage charge for just one kit. Guess I’ll have…

Assembling the CurrentCost interface

With a CurrentCost energy monitor of any form, there’s a variety of ways that you can track historical data; Option 1 involves simply looking at the stored summary on the unit itself. It’s interesting for about the first seventeen seconds, but you have no context to what you’re seeing and ultimately no ability to compare year-on-year data,…

What’s the time, Mr Wolf?

If you’ve got an Arduino and an ethernet connection, you can use one of the many public Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers to find out the current time. This can remove the need for adding a realtime clock module to your project, as you can check the time in your initial setup and then re-check (and…

Will this ever be finished?

I’m keen to get the project to feed data from my CurrentCost CC128 energy monitor up to Cosm via an Arduino out of the way, so that – if nothing else – I can put it in a little box and tuck it out of the way and let it just get on with accumulating…

Measuring the current draw of an Arduino project

A number of times I’d seen Arduino folks casually say “just measure the current draw of your project” when discussing some technical aspect or another, but in all honestly until recently, had only the vaguest clue what they were on about. There’s a number of great articles online about how to test a generic circuit…