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post #1 of 208 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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DIY Aquarium Touchscreen Controller

After seeing some amazing DIY controllers, I'm gonna have a go at it. Just had my Arduina Mega and 3.2" touchscreen delivered yesterday.
The plan is to monitor Temp, pH, dissolved Oxygen and eventually filter output flow. Want to also be able to control my heater, Co2, and LEDS with this controller.
I have never written code before, so this is going to be a learn as I go project

Used an existing sketch (Jarduino 1.1) to test everything out, and to give me an idea on how all the code ties in together.



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hello

i am very interested in what you are doing as i wish to do this myself and i am just starting in arduino myself what code are you using (sketch) if you would can you post it or provide a link to get it.
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i am very interested in what you are doing as i wish to do this myself and i am just starting in arduino myself what code are you using (sketch) if you would can you post it or provide a link to get it.
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This is a link to the sketch I used to check everything out. I'm gonna give it a shot at writing my own though

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Im gunna keep my eye on this one you reckon it would be able to control c02 solenoid aswell? ?

If so I might have to get someone to assemble one with an austtalian adapter

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Im gunna keep my eye on this one you reckon it would be able to control c02 solenoid aswell? ?

If so I might have to get someone to assemble one with an austtalian adapter

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Il deffs keep watching this then

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thanks got it now going to check it out seems i blew it on installing a water heater the other day should have doulbe checked for leaks. so have to repair the problem maybe next month i can get some of the hardware for this cool project. seems whenever i try and go the cheap way i end up spending more oh well.
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Cool. Is this the Nintendo ds touchscreen?

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Cool. Is this the Nintendo ds touchscreen?
I am using a SainSmart 3.2" TFT LCD Display+SainSmart TFT LCD Adjustable Shield for the Arduino 2560


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thanks got it now going to check it out seems i blew it on installing a water heater the other day should have doulbe checked for leaks. so have to repair the problem maybe next month i can get some of the hardware for this cool project. seems whenever i try and go the cheap way i end up spending more oh well.
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I know that feeling, just finally got the last of the weepers fixed on my tank over the weekend
Now to wait on the RTC to get delivered so I can get this project moving forward.


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That happens to me aswell so iv spent decent money on my equipment this time round

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Finally had some time to start playing aroud with this controller build. Pogramming it isn't as hard as it looks. This layout will change, just getting the feel for everything right now



Gonna get the time and date working next, then the SD card. Once that's done I have to order my probes and shields then the fun begins.
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Looks good

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Just about got the Home screen the way I want it



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Looks good

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Thanks,
It's gonna be a slow process for me, I'm learning the code as I go.
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