PC mouse Mod
I have always wanted to see my electrical usage in real time. However, the watt meters available can not handle whole house wattage.
I have an idea but lack the programing skills to pull it off.
Use a modified usb mouse to read the dial as it spins and tabulate the totals.
Because of the distance through the glass to the meter disk- a laser pointer may have to be used.
Required to work:
Modified mouse driver- must not be recognized as a mouse in the PC customizable display output.
Anyway, if someone could help with the software that would be great- Thanks