Anyone interested in monitoring their home power usage may be interested in an awesome little project created by Hackster.io member Jorge. Which uses a Raspberry Pi Zero W together with a Pimoroni Micro Dot Hat and EAGLE-200 Energy Gateway, which in this instance communicates with the utility metre owned by the power company. Although you would be able to use one supplied by your local supplier if preferred.
Full instructions on how to create your instant home power usage monitor have been kindly published to the Hackster.io website and the project has been classed as Easy, and should take no longer than two hours to complete. It’s creator explains a little more about the inspiration behind the Raspberry Pi powered home power usage monitor. “I wanted to check how much power I am using, I often seat in my home office and from there i can have a quick view of my power usage and notice when things my be going wrong, Sometimes nobody is on the second floor of my home and the AC is running and I can check all that by simple looking at the display.”
For more information in full list of instructions and components required as well as a link to the 3D printing files required to make the projects outer casing jump over to the Hackster.io website by following the link below. If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.