Radiorental made an amazing wireless home router with analog utilization meter…
I grew up in and around boats making wiring looms and control panels, and have a collection of gauges & dials that would normally be found connected to small marine diesel engines.
Today I work as a designer building interfaces to networking equipment. As such, I like re-using the old analogue gauges to display network information in a more human readable analogue form. Tying my past to the present to some degree.
I used a 3″ rev counter, simple clean design, that came of one of the boats my dad owned when I was a kid and wired it in to a wireless router I had lying around at work.
The rev counter is a rough approximation of the traffic utilization between my home network and the internet.
Wireless home router with analogue utilisation meter – Link.