Dmytro Panin is our favorite microcontroller raspberry pi pico. This plug and play system monitor (opens in new tab) You can closely monitor resource usage without closing windows or launching third-party programs.
This device uses Pico power and works by plugging directly into your MacBook. It has a display screen that presents a custom GUI with four bar graphs that update the performance of various components in real time, including CPU, GPU, memory and SSD usage. You can see the operating status of your PC at a glance.
Panin has released a demo video of the module in action. twitter (opens in new tab)The demo shows Pico Display Pack automatically updating hardware stats without the need to launch a third-party application on his machine. Next to the bar chart you can see the network utilization and CPU temperature details.
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Very little hardware is required to recreate this project. At a minimum, you’ll need a Raspberry Pi Pico and the Pimoroni Pico Display Pack. Users can also add LEDs for status indicators that require resistors to complete the circuit. Finally, we have the 3D printed component.This will also be published on Panin’s printable (opens in new tab) profile.
The System Monitor code was written by Panin using Circuit Python. To install the software, you will need to connect Pico to your PC and drag and drop the Circuit Python application onto Pico. Users can copy the code and examine it themselves. GitHub (opens in new tab).
If you want to recreate this Raspberry Pi project at home, check out the original thread here: twitter (opens in new tab)Now you can see it in action and learn more about its structure. Also, follow Dmytro Panin for more cool Pi projects and future updates to this project.