This is the code running on space.labitat.dk.
It reads data from the Arduino connected to the serial port, which monitors the power meter in Labitat, and serves the power graph and an API for retrieving past power meter data.
Each time the Arduino detects a new blink of the power meter it sends
the amount of milliseconds passed since last blink as a decimal string followed
by a newline (
Upon receiving such a value from the Arduino the server attaches a timestamp (unix timestamp in milliseconds) and stores this pair in a database. It also returns the point to any clients doing long-polling to update the live graph.
The database stores pairs
(stamp, ms) for each blink of the power meter.
stamp is a unix timestamp in milliseconds describing roughly when
the blink happened, and
ms is the number of milliseconds which passed
since the last blink detected. We'll refer to such a pair as a "point".
The power meter blinks once for each Wh of power used (1000 times for each kWh). Use the formula
3600000 / ms
to calculate the (mean) power usage in Watts during the time interval
[stamp - ms, stamp].
The points can be fetched by doing HTTP requests to various URIs.
So far JSON is the only output format supported and points will be
returned in a JSON array
Clients should not assume that
stamp1 + ms2 = stamp2 for every two
(stamp1, ms1) and
(stamp2, ms2). There may be time drifts,
rounding errors or both. Also the blip server may have been down for some
period of time due to maintanence or other hacking and thus not been able
to log some blinks.
Use this URI to do long-polling. The server will not answer the request immediately, but instead wait until the next blink is detected and then return that point.
Immediately returns the last point read.
Returns a list points read during the last
If there are more than 2000 such points only the first 2000 will be returned.
Returns a list of points since
<n>, which must be a unix timestamp in milliseconds.
If there are more than 2000 such points only the first 2000 will be returned, so use 1 plus the timestamp of the last point in the list to request the next 2000 points (again using this URI).
blipserver is free software. It is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.