Looking for a project for your Raspberry Pi Pico? If you’ve ever lived with an unreliable power grid, whether it be due to planned rolling blackouts that don’t go according to schedule, or living in a time of crisis, as are many citizens in Ukraine, it’s important to keep track of uptime and downtime so you can spot patterns and make useful inferences and predictions.
With Dmytro Panin’s blackout logger, he easily keeps track of when the power goes out in his native Kyiv, which helps him “make better short-term plans.”
Dmytro’s blackout logger is a power-bank-sized device. Its 3D-printed enclosure is barely bigger than the WaveShare epaper display it houses. It keeps track of when the power goes off.