August 30, 2012

Display PC CPU and memory load with analogue meters

 From "The mad science of an insane ginger" blog comes a simple project of interest to the PC performance enthusiasts. Using an Arduino and two analogue panel meters, the CPU load and memory usage can be displayed using information sent from a python script running on the PC. Analogue panel meters can be driven quite easily using pulse-width modulation and this is also the case in this project. And by making your own background images for the meters and a nice housing, you can turn this into a professional project.

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If Arduino is new to you, a great start is our Freetronics Eleven - the Arduino-Uno compatible with low-profile USB socket, onboard prototyping space and easy to view LEDs:

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