We’ve currently got a project underway that requires on-demand encoding on a remote server so we thought it’d be a good idea to keep real-time tabs on how busy the server is by building an Arduino powered server monitor.
With a couple of LEDs, a buzzer, an Arduino with an Ethernet shield and a lot of brown tape we had ourselves a custom built indicator. The monitor will have an illuminated green LED to show that the server is idle. When the server gets an encode job in, the buzzer will sound and the red LED will become illuminated. Once the encode task has been completed the green LED will light up again.
Not bad for a quick 30 minute job, eh?