Severely under the weather but after some impulse from a discussion today I now finally looked into a sensor for my Ferraris power meter. I'm taking bets how long it will take until the power bank is stolen or the neighbors call the cops on me 😅

After some calibration issues and thus fiddling here and there, this now seems to be producing usable results and the detective work of trying to figure out why my power consumption is significantly higher now than pre-pandemic can continue. 🕵️‍♀️

MOAR SMARTPLUGS!

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Of course, just when I was getting reliable readings for over 24h, the thing just stopped working one minute to the next and now I can't get it back to work. Not touched by anyone but me, nothing moved, nothing changed, just borked one second to the nextt. Very frustrated 😐

Modded the TCRT5000 module by switching the IR-LED and phototransistor with a green one and a visible light transistor, pulled the LED and transistor directly to the glass of the meter and wrapped them in shrink tubing for light isolation. So far it works *knocks on wood*

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