I dont know any scripting at all, but am good at hardware. currently I use whats called a PICO logger to read my Mians for power consumption for my home. They have available a .dll that can be interfaced to software and I want to have a device, or devices in homeseer that will read the pico logger. Its a really neat device, and has worked really well for logging temp, light, sound, and power consumption. http://www.drdaq.com/
could someone take a quick look at the free download and see if it would be something that you would like to see done also. I would help with hardware ideas if someone wants as my solution works really well, and very cheap. I think this little unit would be extreemly nice as you can also have an humidity sensor, as well as other inputs. Take a look and let me know.

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