Tasked with monitoring over a dozen PCs in a laboratory setting, Physics professor 'Dr Ayers' has created a complex monitoring device with a very simple and informative display. By using red/green LEDs each PCs status can be determined at a glance. The monitor's host computer runs a cron job once per minute to check the network PCs, and the status for each PC is shown with an LED (red = problem, green = OK, yellow = no idea). Finally the whole lot fits in a standard 5.25" drive bay, for example:
September 28, 2012
A very 1960s display for a 21st century problem. For the required code and notes, check out the project page. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.