CPU Monitor with Blink(1)

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CPU Monitor with Blink(1)

Post by hammerb » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:20 am

I am new to EventGhost and want to start small. I'm wanting a Blink(1) to monitor CPU activity. Much in the same way a HDD activity light on your computer works except with the CPU. I am seeking guidance on how to start such a project.

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Re: CPU Monitor with Blink(1)

Post by kgschlosser » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:47 am

need a tad bit more information. what are you trying to "blink" or do you want an OSD on the screen that tells you CPU use?
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Re: CPU Monitor with Blink(1)

Post by hammerb » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:44 pm

It's called Blink(1) by ThingM

https://blink1.thingm.com/

It is a little USB connected notification device that can be connected to a lot of things including IFTTT.

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Re: CPU Monitor with Blink(1)

Post by kgschlosser » Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:16 pm

they have a Python SDK available for it.
https://pypi.org/project/blink1/

so it wouldn't be that hard to interface with it.
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Re: CPU Monitor with Blink(1)

Post by hammerb » Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:24 pm

Is there a step by step guide that will walk me through the process of accomplishing this?

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Re: CPU Monitor with Blink(1)

Post by kgschlosser » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:09 pm

The library in it's present form will not work correctly with EventGhost. I an working with the creator of the blink(1) and I am making the necessary changes to the library so it will work correctly. Give me a few more days to finish up hammering out things and I will put together a plugin for it. It's not involved to write the plugin as the blink 1 has a pretty small API.
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Re: CPU Monitor with Blink(1)

Post by hammerb » Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:18 pm

thank you very much.

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