I’m updating an educational exhibit, where kids ride bikes to generate power. Currently we’re logging the generation but not the consumption. The generation is logged with a PET-7017 datalogger and output directly to a PC over ethernet.
I’m thinking of using an EmonPi to measure the power consumption of the classroom, and use emonCMS to graph it against the bike generation data
Is it easy to connect the data from an external datalogger into EmonCMS? And can the EmonPi connect directly to a PC, or does it require net connection?
Thanks for any help. I’m extremely new to all things datalogging and pi but I’m a fast learner. Just need to work out what I need to learn.
(This is the metering setup. those 9 grey cables lead to the bike generators. The datalogger is at the bottom left)