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TorrentMeter – A steampunk bandwidth meter. Skytee writes -

Weeks after showing you TorrentMeter Mk.1 (video) and TorrentMeter Mk.2 Steampunk Edition (video), I finally get to document how it was made. I got inspired by reading Tom Igoe’s article in Make Magazine issue 11, about an antique gauge displaying air quality data from the web. It hit a nerve: friends and I had once built a steam powered teletype. Since we’ve got fiber optical intertubes at home, I wanted a big brass gauge telling me how big my pipe was. And that’s the idea of my TorrentMeter.

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Net Data Meter by Tom Igoe in DIY: Circuits . Antique voltmeter displays current air quality from the web. Page 133

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. Maker Dino says:

    I went from everything being analog when I was young (my preference btw) to digital for the sake of being “digital” and now everyone is taking that digital signal and displaying it via analog! HA HA HA!

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