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03-31-2015 10:52 AM
Freemananana
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Originally Posted by kman View Post
Take a look at page 42, to start.
Thanks! I was about 10 pages prior to that when I made that comment. I have since then read through the entirety of the thread. You have made a huge effort to help the new comers, I appreciate that!

I am going to order the pieces I need and I should be good to go. Deciding on how I want the light to function is going to take some debating and trial and error.
03-31-2015 06:51 AM
kman
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Originally Posted by Freemananana View Post
Guess I'll keep looking haha
Take a look at page 42, to start.
03-30-2015 06:57 PM
Freemananana
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Originally Posted by toaduck View Post
There's a condensed picture guide towards the end.
Guess I'll keep looking haha
03-30-2015 05:46 PM
toaduck There's a condensed picture guide towards the end.
03-30-2015 05:45 PM
toaduck This is the thread for you. Ignore the posts about the dosing and ph controllers etc etc.
03-30-2015 11:17 AM
Freemananana A great thread, but I'm only about half way through reading the whole thing. I have a quick question:

I only want to control my SAT+, this is the guide for me, right?

I have read a lot of the other arduino threads and they all seem to include things such as dosing pumps. I don't want anything aside from lighting control at the moment.
01-12-2015 04:47 PM
Linwood
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Originally Posted by kman View Post
You're not going to hit a specific PAR level without using a PAR meter to verify. 50% of clicks does not necessarily correlate to 50% of max PAR for the light. That would depend on the specific output curve used by the electronics, which to my knowledge, no one has ever attempted to map out. I would recommend simply shoot for ~50% (20-21 clicks) and see how it works in the real world, rather than obsessing over a mathematically-accurate number. In other words, just try it. Fine tune it once it's otherwise working.
One thing you can do that's probably more accurate than just picking the middle is, if you have one, put an ammeter on the power supply (either the 110v or 12v as you have capability for). If you then adjust until you get half the current draw for a given color combination you are probably somewhere a bit close to the 50% PAR. Though of course PAR is usable light and amps include heat generated, etc.... but many people have ammeters who don't have PAR meters.
01-11-2015 09:43 PM
kman
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Originally Posted by toaduck View Post
I'm not sure who's code I'm using.......I'll have to look. Does curt's code have the "color up" code in it. It would be nice to have it so I could be sure it was 50 %. I'm just trying to get to a certain par level.

I just tested doing it with the remote and sometimes it took 30 clicks and sometimes over 40. I tried it several times. Started to eat the remote one time....frustrated. lolol [emoji14]
You're not going to hit a specific PAR level without using a PAR meter to verify. 50% of clicks does not necessarily correlate to 50% of max PAR for the light. That would depend on the specific output curve used by the electronics, which to my knowledge, no one has ever attempted to map out. I would recommend simply shoot for ~50% (20-21 clicks) and see how it works in the real world, rather than obsessing over a mathematically-accurate number. In other words, just try it. Fine tune it once it's otherwise working.
01-10-2015 10:45 PM
toaduck
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Originally Posted by kman View Post
It's not always the same, but IIRC AnotherHobby pegged it at around 40 or so? Best to just count it. Once you have your middle level, save it to a preset.

Edit: Actually, per Curt_Planted's posts around page 32 of this thread, there are 42 steps between zero and max, for the Sat+. But each button press sends double commands for some reason, so you'll actually only press the remote button 21 times, going from zero to max. I'm not certain that 10 or 11 presses will definitely put you at a true 50% output, however, so you may have to futz with it until you find what you like.

Are you using Curt_Planted's code, or one of DaHammer's code versions?
I'm not sure who's code I'm using.......I'll have to look. Does curt's code have the "color up" code in it. It would be nice to have it so I could be sure it was 50 %. I'm just trying to get to a certain par level.

I just tested doing it with the remote and sometimes it took 30 clicks and sometimes over 40. I tried it several times. Started to eat the remote one time....frustrated. lolol [emoji14]
01-10-2015 09:31 PM
kman
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Originally Posted by toaduck View Post
Yea I know that but how many total clicks does it take to go from on to of. I wanted to determine where half way was.
It's not always the same, but IIRC AnotherHobby pegged it at around 40 or so? Best to just count it. Once you have your middle level, save it to a preset.

Edit: Actually, per Curt_Planted's posts around page 32 of this thread, there are 42 steps between zero and max, for the Sat+. But each button press sends double commands for some reason, so you'll actually only press the remote button 21 times, going from zero to max. I'm not certain that 10 or 11 presses will definitely put you at a true 50% output, however, so you may have to futz with it until you find what you like.

Are you using Curt_Planted's code, or one of DaHammer's code versions?
01-10-2015 09:12 PM
toaduck
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You should be able to set it to Yellow, or any of the other preset colors (not Dynamic modes, since those can't be altered), and then use the up and down arrows on the remote to lower the brightness.
Yea I know that but how many total clicks does it take to go from on to of. I wanted to determine where half way was.
01-10-2015 07:31 PM
kman
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Hi. I'm trying to set my light to 50% intensity. How would I do this. I tried following curts instructions on his previous post but didn't work. Any help?
You should be able to set it to Yellow, or any of the other preset colors (not Dynamic modes, since those can't be altered), and then use the up and down arrows on the remote to lower the brightness.
01-10-2015 04:16 PM
toaduck Hi. I'm trying to set my light to 50% intensity. How would I do this. I tried following curts instructions on his previous post but didn't work. Any help?
12-14-2014 12:48 AM
kman
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Originally Posted by O2surplus View Post
Ah ha! The old "pre- Arduino 1.0" library incompatibility raised it's ugly head again. The libraries that you downloaded from "Sink"'s site haven't been updated to work with Arduino 1.0 & above.

Try these copies of the libraries. They work fine for me.
Ha! That did it, thanks! I'll definitely use that sketch next time I tinker with the code on my controller.

(I already have a current Time library, of course, it just needed the ds1307 one updated)
12-14-2014 12:21 AM
O2surplus
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Originally Posted by kman View Post
Hmm. I tried this code today, and I can't get it to compile and verify.

At first, it complained about RTC.set not being defined, but then I realized I needed to add the libraries from the link in the code. (in particular, ds1307rtc)

So I added the libraries and restarted the IDE, and now it's giving me a bunch of errors from within the ds12307rtc library:

Code:
  This report would have more information with
  "Show verbose output during compilation"
  enabled in File > Preferences.
Arduino: 1.0.6 (Mac OS X), Board: "Arduino Uno"
/Users/kman/Documents/Arduino/libraries/DS1307RTC/DS1307RTC.cpp: In static member function 'static void DS1307RTC::read(tmElements_t&)':
/Users/kman/Documents/Arduino/libraries/DS1307RTC/DS1307RTC.cpp:56: error: 'class TwoWire' has no member named 'send'
/Users/kman/Documents/Arduino/libraries/DS1307RTC/DS1307RTC.cpp:62: error: 'class TwoWire' has no member named 'receive'
/Users/kman/Documents/Arduino/libraries/DS1307RTC/DS1307RTC.cpp:63: error: 'class TwoWire' has no member named 'receive'
/Users/kman/Documents/Arduino/libraries/DS1307RTC/DS1307RTC.cpp:64: error: 'class TwoWire' has no member named 'receive'
/Users/kman/Documents/Arduino/libraries/DS1307RTC/DS1307RTC.cpp:65: error: 'class TwoWire' has no member named 'receive'
/Users/kman/Documents/Arduino/libraries/DS1307RTC/DS1307RTC.cpp:66: error: 'class TwoWire' has no member named 'receive'
/Users/kman/Documents/Arduino/libraries/DS1307RTC/DS1307RTC.cpp:67: error: 'class TwoWire' has no member named 'receive'
/Users/kman/Documents/Arduino/libraries/DS1307RTC/DS1307RTC.cpp:68: error: 'class TwoWire' has no member named 'receive'
/Users/kman/Documents/Arduino/libraries/DS1307RTC/DS1307RTC.cpp: In static member function 'static void DS1307RTC::write(tmElements_t&)':
/Users/kman/Documents/Arduino/libraries/DS1307RTC/DS1307RTC.cpp:74: error: 'class TwoWire' has no member named 'send'
/Users/kman/Documents/Arduino/libraries/DS1307RTC/DS1307RTC.cpp:76: error: 'class TwoWire' has no member named 'send'
/Users/kman/Documents/Arduino/libraries/DS1307RTC/DS1307RTC.cpp:77: error: 'class TwoWire' has no member named 'send'
/Users/kman/Documents/Arduino/libraries/DS1307RTC/DS1307RTC.cpp:78: error: 'class TwoWire' has no member named 'send'
/Users/kman/Documents/Arduino/libraries/DS1307RTC/DS1307RTC.cpp:79: error: 'class TwoWire' has no member named 'send'
/Users/kman/Documents/Arduino/libraries/DS1307RTC/DS1307RTC.cpp:80: error: 'class TwoWire' has no member named 'send'
/Users/kman/Documents/Arduino/libraries/DS1307RTC/DS1307RTC.cpp:81: error: 'class TwoWire' has no member named 'send'
/Users/kman/Documents/Arduino/libraries/DS1307RTC/DS1307RTC.cpp:82: error: 'class TwoWire' has no member named 'send'

Ah ha! The old "pre- Arduino 1.0" library incompatibility raised it's ugly head again. The libraries that you downloaded from "Sink"'s site haven't been updated to work with Arduino 1.0 & above.

Try these copies of the libraries. They work fine for me.
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