Networked power monitor/manager for £25

This idea came from the random future films and adverts. Yeah it has been done before, but I was wondering how easy it would be to make something like this with out spending loads of money. I mean I’ve seen web servers made the size of business cards and cost about the same, so if you were to mix that with some fancy wiring, power monitor and a power off timer. Wouldn’t you make a network power monitor and manager? You could then write some cool little application that will give you statistics and other random information.

Okay so lets make a list of the items that you might need:

Power monitor AKA Ecosaver Plug In Power Energy Monitor Meter £10.99 Power manager AKA Compact Digital Timer £8.95 Fancy wiring £5(ish) yeah .. so if you where to take them all apart and wire them up to some sort of control board there you have it a networked power monitor/manager for only £25. hehe yeah well that’s a random idea I had, it would probably explode and the “some sort of control board” would probably take up more time and work than I am thinking of.   But hey its an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof