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Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 08:24 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 86,875
Posted By kman
The same controller works with the Sat+ Pro and...

The same controller works with the Sat+ Pro and the Sat+. ;) (Different code upload, but the conversion work has already been done)

The nice thing about standardizing on one type of light is one...
Forum: Lighting 05-05-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 86,875
Posted By kman
I hear you, on the original controller. It was...

I hear you, on the original controller. It was definitely a learning experience, complete with lots of new skills. Minor coding, figuring stuff out, soldering... it was a bit involved. I do think...
Forum: Lighting 05-05-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 804
Views: 86,875
Posted By kman
Sounds like a lot of hacking when all you need is...

Sounds like a lot of hacking when all you need is the Sat+ (or two, if you want) and a good IR controller, like the iAqua Lite. Full control over 4 different lighting levels, and smooth crossfades...
Forum: DIY 05-04-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 48,747
Posted By kman
Wifi is handy but I refer a hard line for...

Wifi is handy but I refer a hard line for anything fixed in place. Save wifi bandwidth for laptops and iPads. It's not dependable enough, IMO, for permanent installations, and a PITA to...
Forum: DIY 04-30-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,185
Posted By kman
Very kind of you, although again, I'm perfectly...

Very kind of you, although again, I'm perfectly happy to paypal you $20. Have a couple of beers on me. :)

PM sent.
Forum: DIY 04-30-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 48,747
Posted By kman
Good idea. I would add that the relevant code...

Good idea. I would add that the relevant code sections should be well annotated. ;)
Forum: DIY 04-29-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,185
Posted By kman
Hey, Fodder, if xtremeb doesn't want it, I'll...

Hey, Fodder, if xtremeb doesn't want it, I'll take that extra case off your hands! Happy to pay your for the case plus reasonable shipping fees.

Bummer if the Zigo thing doesn't straighten out. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-24-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,178
Posted By kman
Your link still has the "s" in httpS. Paste in...

Your link still has the "s" in httpS. Paste in the link again, and delete that "s" and it'll work fine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSgItZw5vfw
Forum: Tank Journals 04-23-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,178
Posted By kman
I'll bet a local plastics shop could make one...

I'll bet a local plastics shop could make one really easily, for pretty cheap.

Or maybe you can convince Mr. Krabs to make an extra set and sell it to you. ;)
Forum: Tank Journals 04-23-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,178
Posted By kman
I prefer to click through to YouTube and watch...

I prefer to click through to YouTube and watch them larger anyway, but it's simple to embed a YouTube video: Just paste the link and the board's server automatically sets it up.

There's one trick:...
Forum: DIY 04-23-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 58,071
Posted By kman
^^ Arduino has updated their software from 1.0.6...

^^ Arduino has updated their software from 1.0.6 to 1.6.3 or something like that, and there are a LOT of sketches that won't compile correctly until the new version without making changes. You might...
Forum: DIY 04-23-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 77,389
Posted By kman
Me? I have both Sat+ and E-Series on my main...

Me? I have both Sat+ and E-Series on my main tank.
Forum: DIY 04-22-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 77,389
Posted By kman
I never tried it. I have since moved over to the...

I never tried it. I have since moved over to the iAqua Lite for my smooth fading needs. :) (which borrowed Curt's crossfade code, IIRC)

Now I have to decide if I'm going to sell my two...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-22-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,178
Posted By kman
Oh, and when you're ready to seriously unlock the...

Oh, and when you're ready to seriously unlock the power of your light:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=783426

(after you read the first couple of posts, be sure to go to the...
Forum: DIY 04-22-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 77,389
Posted By kman
No problem, thanks for the link! I added a...

No problem, thanks for the link! I added a pointer to it to help people with future issues. If I think about it, at some point, I'll zip up all the libraries I used, so working versions will all be...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-22-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,178
Posted By kman
Most people seem to use bent conduit pipe (cheap...

Most people seem to use bent conduit pipe (cheap and strong), which looks decent when painted black, or a shelf or something similar above, to suspend their lights.

Popular hanging bits include...
Forum: DIY 04-22-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 77,389
Posted By kman
Oh, wow, that's good to know. What's the...

Oh, wow, that's good to know.

What's the link to the updated file? I'll edit my post, if I can, and add the new one with the version that works.

Or, yeesh, maybe I should just package up all...
Forum: DIY 04-21-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 77,389
Posted By kman
One more thought: I know we have addressed...

One more thought:

I know we have addressed the library folder, but make sure that you are saving the sketch under the Arduino folder in your document section.
Forum: DIY 04-21-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,185
Posted By kman
Hmm. I haven't looked too much into it. I was...

Hmm. I haven't looked too much into it. I was under the impression you could add random hardware, such as the DIY dosing pumps instead of the special prepackaged ones, but maybe that's a specific...
Forum: DIY 04-21-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 77,389
Posted By kman
Progress! Can't hurt to try to download your...

Progress!

Can't hurt to try to download your IRremote library one more time, just in case. I don't know that it's the problem, but its a quick fix, if so. Be sure to exit and relaunch the Arduino...
Forum: DIY 04-21-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 77,389
Posted By kman
I know I just PM'd this, but just to make sure,...

I know I just PM'd this, but just to make sure, all your libraries are in the right place?

On my Windows 7 (64bit) laptop, my libraries are here:

http://imageshack.com/a/img538/5595/ZQGQr8.png...
Forum: DIY 04-21-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,185
Posted By kman
I'm a little surprised the Apex can't handle a...

I'm a little surprised the Apex can't handle a flow meter?

But that's going to be a sweet build. Be sure to post the build thread back here so we don't miss it. :)
Forum: DIY 04-20-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,185
Posted By kman
The time and date is of course dependent on the...

The time and date is of course dependent on the RTC. It is not stored anywhere else (if it was, it would be outdated from the moment it was written/saved).

The settings, OTOH, such as fade...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-20-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,160
Posted By kman
Quick update: Today, we said good bye to...

Quick update:

Today, we said good bye to Percy, our Boesmani Rainbowfish. He was happy and healthy, but we grew tired of him harassing our other fish. He is now living at my LFS, in one of their...
Forum: DIY 04-20-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 8,461
Posted By kman
^^ I know a guy who did it, so it's definitely...

^^ I know a guy who did it, so it's definitely possible. :)
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