Torrentmeter, A Steampunk Bandwidth MeterTorrentmeter, A Steampunk Bandwidth MeterTorrentmeter, A Steampunk Bandwidth Meter

Davide GombaNovember 25th, 2010

[skytee], inspired by Tom’s article on Make 11, made a steampunk bandwith meter:

Since we’ve got fiber optical intertubes at home, I wanted a big brass gauge telling me how big my pipe was. And that’s the idea of my TorrentMeter

How does it work?

Bandwidth data is pulled from a Linux router, filtered down to the target data using ‘grep’, and sent over the serial connection by a Perl script. Since the meter itself is just waiting for serial data, alterations to the router’s scripting make it easy to represent a count of unread emails, tweets, or whatever data your code can scrape..

check out TorrentMeter page on Skytee GitHub (with inkscape files for the scales too),

via [HackADay] source [Skytee]

 

[skytee], inspired by Tom’s article on Make 11, made a steampunk bandwith meter:

Since we’ve got fiber optical intertubes at home, I wanted a big brass gauge telling me how big my pipe was. And that’s the idea of my TorrentMeter

How does it work?

Bandwidth data is pulled from a Linux router, filtered down to the target data using ‘grep’, and sent over the serial connection by a Perl script. Since the meter itself is just waiting for serial data, alterations to the router’s scripting make it easy to represent a count of unread emails, tweets, or whatever data your code can scrape..

check out TorrentMeter page on Skytee GitHub (with inkscape files for the scales too),

via [HackADay] source [Skytee]

 

[skytee], inspired by Tom’s article on Make 11, made a steampunk bandwith meter:

Since we’ve got fiber optical intertubes at home, I wanted a big brass gauge telling me how big my pipe was. And that’s the idea of my TorrentMeter

How does it work?

Bandwidth data is pulled from a Linux router, filtered down to the target data using ‘grep’, and sent over the serial connection by a Perl script. Since the meter itself is just waiting for serial data, alterations to the router’s scripting make it easy to represent a count of unread emails, tweets, or whatever data your code can scrape..

check out TorrentMeter page on Skytee GitHub (with inkscape files for the scales too),

via [HackADay] source [Skytee]

 

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