Power Measurement Board
MAGEEC needs to carry out a huge number of energy measurements, which requires using many target machines at once. This in turn requires many sets of energy measurement kit. Existing general purpose tools were far too expensive, so we designed our own.
Full details are provided in the workshop on using the board.
Design of the energy measurement board
The board was designed by Simon Hollis at the University of Brsitol as an add-on PCB for the STM32F4DISCOVERY development board from ST Microelectronics.
The add-on operates very much like the common 'shield' concept, as popularised by other platforms. It is designed specifically to require no user build or soldering: it is plug-on.
The current design is now the fourth iteration. It drew on our experience with earlier boards. Here is a video of the very first board, which had a single measurement point.
These photos show the shield unmounted and mounted: