First of all, we build a sensor for measuring air temperature, which works fine and was integrated into our homepage. Having done that, we thought about building a device for measuring air pressure. This was quite difficult, as you have to consider the temperature as well as your altitude above Sea-level. Finally this works fine and has been placed on our homepage.
One idea really fascinated us: a small display, which would show all useful information given by the etrayz. We are using an usb to serial adapter to export data from the etrayz, because we experienced good results with it for the temperature and pressure measurement. It took some time, but now our device is finished. It even gives us more than the etrayz-informations. The ertrayz fetches news from chosen websites and shows those on our display. We managed to read data from transmission and sowing them on the display too. (Thanks to vpeter for his help!).
Take a look on the video, as it gives you an impression, what´s already possible.
Features that are already supported:
• HDD LCC
• HDD hours
• Fan –speed,
• Download speed to a specified folder
• CPU total load
• Transmission (upload – download speed, % and the name of the torrent)
• Showing news, refreshing each 10 minutes.
• Light can be switched on and off and adjust brightness
• Everything what fits in the display can be displayed (4lines à 20charracters)
This list can be easily extended, depending on your needs.
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