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Mike in MD 09-30-2012 07:54 AM

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.

http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/...930_012752.jpg

Mike

drhemlock2 09-30-2012 10:51 AM

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.
thanks
doc
:fish:

Mike in MD 09-30-2012 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drhemlock2 (Post 2027645)
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.
thanks
doc
:fish:

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 :)

Jarduino 1.1

boxhead1990 09-30-2012 11:44 AM

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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Mike in MD 09-30-2012 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boxhead1990 (Post 2027660)
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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Yessir :)

boxhead1990 10-02-2012 01:06 AM

Il deffs keep watching this then

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drhemlock2 10-02-2012 03:13 AM

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.
doc

mistergreen 10-02-2012 04:32 AM

Cool. Is this the Nintendo ds touchscreen?

Mike in MD 10-02-2012 05:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mistergreen (Post 2029785)
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

Mike in MD 10-02-2012 05:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drhemlock2 (Post 2029682)
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.
doc

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.

boxhead1990 10-02-2012 06:56 AM

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

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Mike in MD 10-06-2012 06:49 PM

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 :)

http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/...006_134351.jpg

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.
Mike

boxhead1990 10-06-2012 11:03 PM

Looks good

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Mike in MD 10-07-2012 12:19 AM

Just about got the Home screen the way I want it :)

http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/...006_201222.jpg

Mike in MD 10-07-2012 12:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boxhead1990 (Post 2034898)
Looks good

Sent from my ST25a

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


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