I've been trying to make a wattmeter using arduino but cannot find the shield I need to buy to put onto my arduino to make it. There are no such parts in the Arduino Store and online the best I could find is this. This measures the arduino's energy consumption, however, not other things. I am really new at this and thoroughly lost. I would be really glad if someone could help me with this problem :)
You will need an Ampere meter and a Voltmeter. Watts is
There are logic level compatible units out there for ampere meters ranging from a few mA to at least dozens of Amperes.
Also for voltmeters there are several logic level compatible units available, to plug in your project.
The rest is math. (Watts = A * V )