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post #16 of 208 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 01:28 AM
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Looks like a fun project!

Where are you getting your sensors from?
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post #17 of 208 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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Looks like a fun project!

Where are you getting your sensors from?
Plan on getting them from Atlas Scientific.
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post #18 of 208 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Time and date now working



Need to clean up my code and start building my menu pages. Will eventually have icons on the lower right hand corner of screen for navigation

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post #19 of 208 (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 05:21 PM
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Looks good so far. I might have to steal the idea of Room Temperature for my own design.
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post #20 of 208 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 03:17 AM
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you should make a guide thread on your steps and how you made one... i would love to make my own controller but i'm not sure how to even get all that reading and etc u got from... if you do make a guide ... let me know i would most likely do one also
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you should make a guide thread on your steps and how you made one... i would love to make my own controller but i'm not sure how to even get all that reading and etc u got from... if you do make a guide ... let me know i would most likely do one also
Once I get everything set up and working, I plan on doing that. It'll be a ways down the road, this is kinda a rainy day project right now due to work.
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post #22 of 208 (permalink) Old 10-13-2012, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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Got the set Time/Date screen working last night. Still have to add option for 12/24 hr format, and get it to return to main screen.



Ordering my Temp, pH probes and relays next week, hoping to have most of it working by the end of the month


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post #23 of 208 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 04:06 AM
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Il be ordering my touchscreen and mainboard next week hopefully so im deffinatly interested in seeing what sheilds you use with it

Il be using mine to control 2 parastaltic pumps for my macro's and micros mainly

So im interested in how your interface is programed and such

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post #24 of 208 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
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Il be ordering my touchscreen and mainboard next week hopefully so im deffinatly interested in seeing what sheilds you use with it

Il be using mine to control 2 parastaltic pumps for my macro's and micros mainly

So im interested in how your interface is programed and such

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Most of what I have is placeholders right now. I'm still getting a feel for the programming end of it. I have the clock fully working, and when I go on vacation next month I will be getting pretty much everything else working.
Right now I have the 3.2'' Touchscreen, touchscreen shield, DS1307 breakout board, Arduino Mega 2560, and 2 temp probes. Still have to get the pH and O2 breakout boards, relays and SD card. I can PM you the code I have right now, but it needs a lot of cleaning up
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Well im a few weeks from having mine yet il pm you when I get it as your pretty much taking the same route im gunna be going down so il borrow some code when iv gotten it all in the mail

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Well im a few weeks from having mine yet il pm you when I get it as your pretty much taking the same route im gunna be going down so il borrow some code when iv gotten it all in the mail

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By anychance have you worked out how to drive led in a cost effective way from it at all I keep turning up dead ends shield wise

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By anychance have you worked out how to drive led in a cost effective way from it at all I keep turning up dead ends shield wise

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I'm still checking into DIY drivers. I want to be able to dim down to 0%.
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Have a look around someone built one from a atx power supply but im not sute how they got it to dim tho

I think it was on this forum possably aswell

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Have a look around someone built one from a atx power supply but im not sute how they got it to dim tho

I think it was on this forum possably aswell

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I'm using Meanwells on my DIY LED's right now, they just don't dim past 11%. O2surplus has quite a few DIY drivers he has done, thinking about getting a board made for one of his designs.
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