I'm trying to analyse computer cooling so I'm considering getting a TC-08 so that I can analyse air temperatures at various places in a computer chassis. I would also like to integrate data from integrated motherboard and CPU sensors common in PC equipment.
My systems under test are running Linux and I currently access the on-board and on-chip sensor data by using a perl script to executing a Linux lm_sensors command every 30 seconds and then having the perl script extract and format the data I am interested in.
My question is, what is the easiest way for me to inject lm_sensor data into PicoLog so that I can graph it against the thermocouple temperature readings that I collect via a TC-08. Although I am a trained computer scientist I prefer to take the simplest possible approach rather than needing to get myself a C++ development environment set up or similar.
My initial though/hope is that maybe PicoLog has built in capabilities whereby it can poll a text file at a pre-defined frequency where I could just write values, maybe in some sort of <Name> <Value> format, and that PicoLog could then treat that file as if it was a measurement device. Clearly I would have horrible latency between the actual time that a CPU sensor is read and the time that PicoLog actually sees the sample but I'm not too bothered about that and could probably visually correct for such timing skews when looking at the graphs.
Has anyone done anything like the above and what would people suggest as my lowest-effort way to get this lm_sensor data seen by PicoLog?