Tag Archives: Dumb Meters

Dumb Meters… monitoring with Arduino

Armed with the knowledge about how meters have a ‘pulse’, I was then able to start building a sensor and simple Arduino sketch (C++ code) to calculate my electricity consumption. Power v’s Energy Before I started, I needed to understand some basic terminology about electricity! I did not fully appreciate the difference between Power and […]

Dumb Meters… they have hearts too!

For the past year and a half I have habitually been recording my Gas and Electricity meter readings (my wife would probably say it was an obsession!). Each week I would clamber under the stairs armed with my iPhone flashlight, crawling through the dust I would read the digits from my old ‘dumb’ meters. I […]