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01-04-2013 06:20 PM
megamax42 I'm getting close to finishing a drawing program with the ability to change the color. I accomplished this by using Henning Karlsens "Touch Example: Quickdraw" as a base, then looking at HK's "Touch Example: Buttontest" to learn how to make buttons and highlighting the ring around them. Still has a couple bugs but it's fairly close.

My next goal will be creating a menu with a pen icon to access the drawing program, and maybe a finger icon to access the touch calibration program.

The reason I'm playing around with these programs is to get the basis for programming menu-like functions, buttons and to display data. Then I'll move onto bigger/better things

Oh, and you guys get to see my horrible handwriting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjtrMzfsmEY
01-01-2013 01:01 AM
megamax42 The tank looks great! And I thought my vals outgrew the 40 gallon fast, I bet they fill that tank up quick.



I've been trying to program the LCD for the past couple hours. Fortunately I got a second arduino to use for my paludarium so I could use that and not worry about the LEDs flashing on and off each time I had to re-upload.

I'm making very slow progress though, it isn't a very intuitive system and has a lack of instructions, and when I do find a tutorial it usually contradicts something else I've already looked at. Here's what I have managed to get so far:


10-01-2012 05:43 AM
jointbeaker
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Ahh, I totally forgot to reference you as the inventor of this idea!!!
All the credit definitely goes to jointbeaker for the hood. (genius by the way)
Glad to see your still on the forums and found this thread!
How has your hood held up?
I ended up not using it, or the tank it was intended for.

My first Chi has all sorts of algae right now. Here's probably the best picture I have of it right now:

09-22-2012 03:15 AM
megamax42
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I'm happy to see that at least someone liked my idea for a Chi lid.

*subscribed to see progress.

Ahh, I totally forgot to reference you as the inventor of this idea!!!
All the credit definitely goes to jointbeaker for the hood. (genius by the way)
Glad to see your still on the forums and found this thread!
How has your hood held up?
09-22-2012 02:55 AM
jointbeaker
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Originally Posted by megamax42 View Post
I'm happy to see that at least someone liked my idea for a Chi lid.

*subscribed to see progress.
09-22-2012 01:10 AM
megamax42 Bought a 3.2" LCD touchscreen for the project yesterday, I got it from here:
http://www.electrodragon.com/?produc...-panel-sd-slot





Also the arduino arrived in the mail. In about 30 minutes I'm gonna go to radio shack to get the appropriate wires and a couple test LEDs/Resistors and hopefully I will have the LED's controlled from the Arduino by tonight. Unfortunately the LCD screen and temperature sensors won't be here for a while because they're coming from Hong Kong.


A couple pics of the arduino:

09-20-2012 01:42 AM
megamax42 Got some more arduino supplies:

09-19-2012 05:36 AM
megamax42 Just bought the arduino. For right now it will be controlling only the led's but eventually I hope to have it hooked up to multiple temperature sensors, a fertilizer auto-doser, water replacement, automatic feeding, and a pH sensor.

09-14-2012 06:24 AM
megamax42 Tonight I finished making the heatsink and soldering the LED's
They're VERY bright, I briefly held it over the tank and they look great.
I'll try to get a video of it tomorrow.
All that's left to do is build an enclosure; the very last picture is my inspiration, although it will be smaller in height, stained darker and no light sticking out the top.

09-12-2012 04:28 PM
megamax42 Called up a computer store yesterday and asked if they had any trash/scrap heatsinks laying around. They were very cool and let me poke through their box of oddballs and take these two for free. Initially I was looking for both the LED and the driver, however since CPU heatsinks are so small I decided to build a heatsink for the LEDs. As for the driver I'll probably use the heatsink on the left, because the driver fits the copper surface area perfectly.



09-11-2012 05:58 AM
megamax42 Ballast went out on the shrimp tank light the other week, instead of fixing it though I think I'm gonna test the waters of diy led's with a small fw build, a little practice for the jbj 24 cube. A little expensive for such a small tank, but the plan is to eventually add an arduino and diy auto-dosing system, nerd out with it, so a modular system was the goal.


Got most of my supplies today




04-21-2012 08:02 PM
megamax42 I ended up taking out the four leafed clovers (Marsilea quadrifolia) because they were almost at a complete standstill as far as new growth goes and wouldn't stay planted.

04-13-2012 04:22 PM
GMYukonon24s Your welcome I just like the plants in the background. I have some like that in my tall tank.
04-12-2012 04:09 AM
megamax42
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Can't beat that huh!!! Lol... They are so cute tho!! I wonder if they'd grow good in a low light tank... :/
Hmm, not sure, the usual care guides for them say high light, however a day after I put them in they were already growing faster than anything else in the tank.

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Beautiful pictures
Thanks!
04-12-2012 12:17 AM
GMYukonon24s Beautiful pictures
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