Here’s how to assemble your MegaBitMeter kit. These instructions are valid for batch 1.
A week after announcing our MegaBitMeter DIY kit, the kits are now up for sale in our MegaBitMeter Shop. The standard scale is 0-1000 Mbps. It is easily exchangeable, so you can put your own scale inside. We prepared two kits for you: kit 1 contains a meter plus a couple parts to easily attach it to a 5V ouput of (e.g. an Arduino or) your favourite micro processor. Kit 2 contains all parts from kit 1 plus an Arduino Nano. The MegaBitMeter stand is available separately.
The MegaBitMeter scale is easily exchangeable. Print your own on heavy paper or cardboard or ask us to make your custom scale on a laser cutter. This Howto shows how to exchange the scale for meters of MegaBitMeter batch one.
The first batch of MegaBitMeter DIY kits are almost ready to be sold. We want to give you a sneak peek what the MegaBitMeter looks like in action.
In the following video you can see the init sequence of the meter when it is connected to an USB port.
After showing you MegaBitMeter and TorrentMeter a month ago, we received a ton of requests from people asking for a product or kit they could buy. Thus we bring you MegaBitMeter as a bandwidth meter DIY kit that will be available at the end of December. We also put MegaBitMeter on Twitter to keep you updated on availability and documentation. We’ve just received the first batch of custom made meters.
The ideas for both MegaBitMeter and TorrentMeter were conceived in different places, yet at about the same time. @pocsascha got inspired to create his MegaBitMeter while working on energy data at ICMP5. @skytee reflected on “the Internet being a series of tubes“, yet certainly all crafted from copper and brass and thus the need for an appropriate “pressure gauge”. Halfway through implementing our ideas, we met and exchanged ideas on how to make scales and drive meters. Now, after getting all the requests for a kit, we make it available.
This is a prototype:
The bandwidth meter DIY kit will have the metal stand you see and the above light blue scale. Soon you can roll your own! If you attend 27c3 or BerlinSides this December, you can get one from us in person. As soon as the shop is up, we’ll post an update on Twitter.
Please stay tuned.