Power Logger 1.0
The base load is a laptop and the larger load is an iron.
Both the Power Logger and VI Sampler are based on the same base code, each with minor modification to do the different tasks. At the moment these different configurations are done in code but could in future revisions be something that could be done from a preferences box. The overall structure of both programs are detailed here.
When I started this project I had not used java before, and so the code is quite messy, if you see anything that could be done better Id be very thankful for any suggestions. The software is written in java partly because I wanted to learn java as it is the software of choice for other open source projects.
Friday 16 October
Note: I have been using kst to do my computer based graphing recently and so this program needs a bit of work done to it so that its compatible with all basic sensor setups, it currently only works with the mains AC: invasive method using the old arduino sketch. I hope to get a chance to update it soon.
Steps to get power logger 1 running:
- Download Power Logger 1.0
- Unzip PowerLogger1.tar.gz
- Go to the PowerLogger1 directory in terminal
- Compile with: $ javac *.java
- Run it with $ java PowerLogger1
- Press the 'Start' button to start recieving data from the Arduino.
Further details on how to: Compile Java programs from source. including details on required libraries