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Forum: DIY 10-23-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 441
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Posted By O2surplus
I just finished swapping in the that new UTFT...

I just finished swapping in the that new UTFT library and the screen icons now load noticeably faster. Nice work!
Forum: DIY 10-20-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 441
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Posted By O2surplus
LOL- My 225 has plenty of room under the stand....

LOL- My 225 has plenty of room under the stand. My wife commented once - "It's so big, you could hide a body under there". Heck- when my kids where still little, on certain occasions (mainly when...
Forum: DIY 10-20-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 25,584
Posted By O2surplus
Thanks Guys! I went to Fry's Electronics...

Thanks Guys!

I went to Fry's Electronics today looking for the materials needed to build DB9 cable connections between the Outlet Power/Relay Box and the iAqua controller. Stood there in the isle...
Forum: DIY 10-19-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 441
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Posted By O2surplus
Here's some photos of my nearly completed iAqua...

Here's some photos of my nearly completed iAqua controlled power distribution center. The Relays are set up to control each power outlet if the power switch is in the "ON" position.


It's a tight...
Forum: DIY 10-18-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 441
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Posted By O2surplus
Made some progress with my iAqua controller...

Made some progress with my iAqua controller today. I purchased a cheap 8 outlet "DJ" style power strip and set about to modify it to accept the 8 opto-isolated relay assembly, and a modified 12V...
Forum: DIY 10-13-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,284
Posted By O2surplus
LOL- NOPE & He had some help with that...

LOL- NOPE & He had some help with that bar.:icon_wink
Forum: DIY 10-12-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,284
Posted By O2surplus
Beautiful tank! The colors are gorgeous!

Beautiful tank! The colors are gorgeous!
Forum: DIY 10-12-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 25,584
Posted By O2surplus
Thanks- I'll update my files . I tested the...

Thanks- I'll update my files . I tested the dosing pump functionality of a few shields last night. The pumps work great, but the 12V/1A regulator gets taxed too much if it's powering the 8 power...
Forum: DIY 10-12-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 25,584
Posted By O2surplus
I think you're looking for...

I think you're looking for this?http://www.adafruit.com/products/815

From the ADAfruit website-


It's an i2c-controlled PWM driver with a built in clock. That means that, unlike the TLC5940...
Forum: DIY 10-12-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 25,584
Posted By O2surplus
AH- I noticed today while playing with the...

AH-

I noticed today while playing with the iAqua controller that a few of the screen icons(.raw files) don't appear when they're supposed to. I checked the screen image folder, and they're not...
Forum: DIY 10-09-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,284
Posted By O2surplus
Freakin' Epic build. Nice job :thumbsup:

Freakin' Epic build. Nice job :thumbsup:
Forum: DIY 10-08-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 441
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Posted By O2surplus
LOL- I'm very familiar with the OnSemi CAT4101....

LOL- I'm very familiar with the OnSemi CAT4101. I've built hundreds of DIY led drivers using that chip. It's great little chip, provided that you closely match your Vin to the Vout load at the leds....
Forum: DIY 10-08-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 25,584
Posted By O2surplus
LOL- Amen to that! DIY and the learning that...

LOL- Amen to that! DIY and the learning that comes from it is priceless. I just wish that I wasn't such a "visual learner". The hardware side of these projects come easy for me, but the software side...
Forum: DIY 10-08-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 25,584
Posted By O2surplus
The MeanWell LDD-H driver will work with the...

The MeanWell LDD-H driver will work with the iAqua controller. You'll just have to figure out how many drivers and their current ratings, based on your needs.
Forum: DIY 10-08-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 25,584
Posted By O2surplus
You'll need a separate led driver. The controller...

You'll need a separate led driver. The controller only provides a 5V/40ma PWM signal. That's not enough current to drive high power leds.
Forum: DIY 10-08-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 25,584
Posted By O2surplus
The PcB measures 125mm X 95mm X 1.6mm thick. The...

The PcB measures 125mm X 95mm X 1.6mm thick. The extra 2.1mm power jack under the display is connected to 12V/1amp and 5V/1amp regulators that can accept 24 - 30 VDC. The regulators on the shield...
Forum: DIY 10-07-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 25,584
Posted By O2surplus
AH- I found a discrepancy between the latest...

AH-

I found a discrepancy between the latest version of the iAqua ino. code and the fritzing schematic. The PWM output pins for led driver control are listed in the code as digital pins 6,5,4,3...
Forum: DIY 10-07-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 441
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Posted By O2surplus
Yep- It's that tiny SMD IC right smack dab in the...

Yep- It's that tiny SMD IC right smack dab in the middle of the Mega footprint. The 3V backup battery is mounted on the backside of the shield, right next to the copper heat sinks. The photo sensor...
Forum: DIY 10-07-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 25,584
Posted By O2surplus
Christmas in October? LOL It's gonna need...

Christmas in October? LOL

It's gonna need further testing but here are a few photos of what I've got so far. I kinda went "top shelf" with the PcB options LOL, even though this is only a...
Forum: DIY 10-06-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 25,584
Posted By O2surplus
My iAqua controller shield PcB's arrived! I...

My iAqua controller shield PcB's arrived! I soldered one up last night for testing. At least I know the screen boots up, touch controls function, and the time/date and temperature display correctly....
Forum: DIY 10-03-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 25,584
Posted By O2surplus
The PcB's for my iAqua shield arrive tomorrow!...

The PcB's for my iAqua shield arrive tomorrow! It's too bad that I won't have time to assemble any of them until Sunday night. Right now- I'm stuck in the Sierra's fishing for German Brown Trout. I...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By O2surplus
Red Sea Ocean Clear or NuClear inline filters,...

Red Sea Ocean Clear or NuClear inline filters, paired with an external pump, are a great choice. They're "see through" design along with a pressure gauge makes determining the need for cleaning a no...
Forum: DIY 10-01-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By O2surplus
You're in luck! DigiKey does business in Egypt!...

You're in luck! DigiKey does business in Egypt! http://www.digikey.com.eg/
Forum: Lighting 10-01-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,138
Posted By O2surplus
He started a build thread-...

He started a build thread- http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=731121
Forum: DIY 09-29-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,284
Posted By O2surplus
They're in the mail. I shipped them out over the...

They're in the mail. I shipped them out over the weekend.:thumbsup:
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