How to Make Sure Your Software Runs for Years on Tiny Batteries
We recently got a new tool at Thingsquare, which helps us ensure that we have extremely low power consumption of our software: the Otii Arc power box by Sony. This little box quickly lets us – a bunch of software persons – measure and understand the power consumption of the software that we run on our low-power hardware.
Today we use this to build an wireless dimmer and make it extremely low-power: we want to run it on one single coin-cell battery.
(We have no affiliation with the creators of the Otii Arc, we just happened to stumble upon their product and fell in love with it!)