Power Tracking

One of the things I’m quite interested in keeping an eye on (and wish I’d started making notes a lot earlier) is how much battery power I consume at an event.

R2 is quite a heavy droid, with lots of gadgets, and is generally very active at events. I like to drive round and entertain rather than staying in one place. I also may have gone overkill on the battery, tho that being said by never fully depleting the cells I’ll probably get a lot more life out of the packs.

So, I have started a spreadsheet to keep track of how much actual power I use in a given event, to hopefully get some meaningful stats for my droid(s).

Besides standard stuff like the event name and date, I’ll be logging the amount of power put back into the droid after the event, as measured by the charger I’m using. I’ll also log approximate hours the droid was powered up, along with how much of that time he was actually active and moving around.

The spreadsheet will be public, as it may help other builders:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nrjr1D3ImDR60H5FOuAsUtE8fBIQ3wupA-TJVFXjUx0/edit?usp=sharing

I just have to remember to keep it updated now! 😀

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