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Forum: DIY 09-14-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 321
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Posted By O2surplus
Talking Poor guy. I hope the mosquitoes (State bird of...

Poor guy. I hope the mosquitoes (State bird of Minnesota - LOL) don't carry you off. LOL- My parents used to live in International Falls, Mn, so I'm familiar with the "Boundary waters" you'll be...
Forum: DIY 09-14-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,461
Posted By O2surplus
I had a couple of SCW's worked in to the original...

I had a couple of SCW's worked in to the original design, but I removed them because their excessive mounting height added some limitations to mounting the completed controller with the LCD attached....
Forum: DIY 09-14-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,461
Posted By O2surplus
Thanks for the compliments! I went back in and...

Thanks for the compliments! I went back in and added a few more I2C connections and an extra ground connection (for linking led driver grounds ect..) I'm gonna stare at this board for a few days and...
Forum: DIY 09-13-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,461
Posted By O2surplus
My shield's getting closer to becoming a reality!...

My shield's getting closer to becoming a reality! Take a look and let me know if there's any thing else that I should work in? I'm going to add another I2C connection and breakout the ISP connector....
Forum: DIY 09-10-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,461
Posted By O2surplus
Well I'm just gonna bite the bullet and buy the...

Well I'm just gonna bite the bullet and buy the Itead version of the TFT LCD shield and be done with it. Itead's version is supported by the UTFT library, so that should make this project a bit...
Forum: DIY 09-10-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,461
Posted By O2surplus
The touch functions & the SD card reader work...

The touch functions & the SD card reader work fine for me, but I get some weird behavior from the controller when I try to access the heater settings screen. The screen attempts to load the heater...
Forum: DIY 09-10-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,461
Posted By O2surplus
I'm a bit confused? I'm using a Sainsmart 3.2"...

I'm a bit confused? I'm using a Sainsmart 3.2" touch LCD with an attached SD card reader. The pin designations for the SD card connections don't exactly follow the same name convention as the pins...
Forum: DIY 09-10-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,461
Posted By O2surplus
AH- Question -according to all data...

AH-


Question -according to all data sheets that I could find, the dosing pumps only pull 80ma during operation. Can you see any reason why I couldn't substitute some small SMD NPN transistors...
Forum: DIY 09-10-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,461
Posted By O2surplus
LOL- welcome aboard Dale! Thanks for the...

LOL- welcome aboard Dale! Thanks for the compliments.
Forum: DIY 09-09-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,461
Posted By O2surplus
That's what I meant to say. The relay coils...

That's what I meant to say. The relay coils operate at 12V, but the optocouplers that control them only need a 5V signal from the Arduino to work properly.
Forum: DIY 09-08-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,461
Posted By O2surplus
Ah! I follow your logic. I'm guessing 5V is...

Ah! I follow your logic. I'm guessing 5V is "high" enough to trigger the optocoupler, which in turn triggers the relay's coil, so it ultimately doesn't matter whether we use 12V or 5V.
Thanks for...
Forum: DIY 09-08-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,461
Posted By O2surplus
Hey AH! Why'd you choose to use an 8...

Hey AH!

Why'd you choose to use an 8 position relay board that requires a 12V signal instead of an Arduino friendly 5V? Am I missing something here? You've got the Mega programmed to send a...
Forum: DIY 09-07-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,461
Posted By O2surplus
Got all the parts needed for this project in the...

Got all the parts needed for this project in the mail over the last few days, so I'm ready to start playing around now. I've got the controller up and running and everything looks good so far. I'm...
Forum: Lighting 09-05-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,735
Posted By O2surplus
LOL- 3 gallons? Seriously? $100 price tag? AZOO...

LOL- 3 gallons? Seriously? $100 price tag? AZOO must think that we all must have just fell off the proverbial "Turnip Truck".:hihi:
Forum: DIY 09-02-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,461
Posted By O2surplus
I'm waiting for some 1GB SD cards to arrive in...

I'm waiting for some 1GB SD cards to arrive in the mail, but that's the least of my problems. I ordered the Sainsmart Mega with the Touch screen and shield, but it turns out that it's not compatible...
Forum: DIY 09-02-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,461
Posted By O2surplus
I ran into that too! Take the entire iAqua file...

I ran into that too! Take the entire iAqua file after unzipping it and toss it into your Arduino sketch folder. The Arduino IDE will then recognize the font files and load them into tabs behind the...
Forum: DIY 09-01-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,461
Posted By O2surplus
Spent some time this weekend working on a custom...

Spent some time this weekend working on a custom shield for the iAqua Controller. It's no where near completed yet, as I still have quite a few components to add and traces to connect. Making the 40...
Forum: DIY 08-29-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,461
Posted By O2surplus
Hey AH- When you have the time can you...

Hey AH-

When you have the time can you describe any prerequisites required to loading the image files to the SD card. I've managed to load the main iAqua sketch to the Mega and it boots up showing...
Forum: DIY 08-28-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,461
Posted By O2surplus
No worries- I downloaded it from the Internet and...

No worries- I downloaded it from the Internet and put it in my Arduino library folder. Now your Code compiles for me perfectly! All I have left to do is- figure out how to load the image files to the...
Forum: DIY 08-28-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,461
Posted By O2surplus
You're the man! Posting those libraries just made...

You're the man! Posting those libraries just made my day! Thank you!

Edit: I tried to compile the sketch and got an error. It looks like the tinyFAT.h library was left out and need to be included.
Forum: DIY 08-28-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,461
Posted By O2surplus
Hey AH Any chance that you could attach a...

Hey AH

Any chance that you could attach a copy of the various libraries used in your code? I see you've that you've got everything else needed for this project in the file folder already. Copies...
Forum: Lighting 08-26-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,683
Posted By O2surplus
LOL- There's no way you need that much power. My...

LOL- There's no way you need that much power. My 225 measures 72"L X 30"W X 24"T and I get crazy PAR and even coverage at the substrate with less than 300 watts. You could get similar results with...
Forum: DIY 08-24-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,461
Posted By O2surplus
Just finished downloading and installing Fritzing...

Just finished downloading and installing Fritzing on my PC. Now I can see your drawings easier. I'm gonna convert them over to an EAGLE schematic and then design a shield that integrates everything...
Forum: Lighting 08-23-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,683
Posted By O2surplus
I've never noticed an "X-ray effect" with my...

I've never noticed an "X-ray effect" with my lighting system, but I do have a black back on my tank, so that may be why? I don't think you'll need more than 1 length of heat sink over your tank. Two...
Forum: Lighting 08-23-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,683
Posted By O2surplus
Is the Makers heat sink available in Sweden?...

Is the Makers heat sink available in Sweden? They're available here in various lengths, so ordering one in a 60" length could be an option. They normally come equipped with 1 fan for every foot, so...
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