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Forum: DIY Yesterday, 09:39 PM
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Posted By O2surplus
If the regulators on the iAqua shield are getting...

If the regulators on the iAqua shield are getting too hot to touch, then there's a short circuit somewhere. The regs are rated for one amp and feature overload protection circuits built in, so...
Forum: DIY 03-01-2015, 12:42 AM
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Posted By O2surplus
LOL- That's why I asked about what version of the...

LOL- That's why I asked about what version of the code he was using.:hihi:
Forum: DIY 03-01-2015, 12:15 AM
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Posted By O2surplus
I'm no coding expert, so I'm hoping someone else...

I'm no coding expert, so I'm hoping someone else will chime in. I believe your current problem is a software issue. Are you using the latest version of AH's code? There's a few lines in the code that...
Forum: DIY 02-28-2015, 03:11 AM
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Views: 18,997
Posted By O2surplus
LOL- Why not eliminate the wired connection...

LOL- Why not eliminate the wired connection between the Due & the Mega altogether using those little 2.4Ghz transceiver doo hickeys? That way you'd be free to leave the controller on your coffee...
Forum: DIY 02-26-2015, 04:35 PM
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Posted By O2surplus
I posted the build files for my version of the...

I posted the build files for my version of the iAqua Shield a few pages back:hihi:


See this post for the shield plans-http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showpost.php?p=7085810&postcount=709
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Forum: DIY 02-24-2015, 10:52 PM
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Posted By O2surplus
:hihi: I said to bend them "slightly"-LOL Make...

:hihi: I said to bend them "slightly"-LOL Make sure you order pins with the correct pin spacing. They need to be .1" or 2.54mm pitch to fit correctly. Hopefully the mods you're making will fix the...
Forum: DIY 02-23-2015, 03:38 AM
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Posted By O2surplus
You need the "IRremote" Library. Once you have...

You need the "IRremote" Library. Once you have that, you should be home free.
Forum: DIY 02-23-2015, 01:32 AM
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Posted By O2surplus
If you go back to Arduino 1.0.6 instead of the...

If you go back to Arduino 1.0.6 instead of the version you're using now, you shouldn't have any problems getting the code to compile. It seems that every time the Arduino IDE gets an upgrade, it...
Forum: DIY 02-22-2015, 08:05 PM
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Posted By O2surplus
Nice work on the shield! The problem your...

Nice work on the shield! The problem your experiencing is probably due to a loose connection at the 36 pin header between the Mega and the iAqua shield. The iAqua shield's 36 pin "stackable" header...
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 03:34 PM
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Posted By O2surplus
(super slo-mo) OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

(super slo-mo) OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH NNNNNNNNOOOOOOOO!:frown:
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 02:07 PM
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Posted By O2surplus
There's no reason to be nervous. You can power...

There's no reason to be nervous. You can power the Arduino & the LCD directly from your 5V 6amp supply. You can bypass the Arduino's on board 5V regulator by connecting your 5V supply directly to...
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 04:04 AM
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Posted By O2surplus
OK - I know how to fix this! Since you already...

OK - I know how to fix this! Since you already have a 5V PSU this won't be difficult. Chances are good that the back light circuit for the LCD is causing the problem. The Back light is pulling more...
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 03:39 AM
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Posted By O2surplus
What voltage does the LCD screen run on?

What voltage does the LCD screen run on?
Forum: DIY 02-19-2015, 03:36 AM
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Posted By O2surplus
Yeah- I'm either here, RC or a few other Online...

Yeah- I'm either here, RC or a few other Online hangouts. What's up Dale?:)
Forum: DIY 02-18-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 54,129
Posted By O2surplus
Aram- Check line #57 your copy of the...

Aram-

Check line #57 your copy of the TimeSet code. This is what it looks like-
const int kAdjustment = 25;
The 25 stands for the number of seconds needed to compile & upload the code to your...
Forum: DIY 02-17-2015, 07:49 PM
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Posted By O2surplus
Nice work! Your going to love the smooth dimming...

Nice work! Your going to love the smooth dimming that "Sink"'s code provides.
Forum: DIY 02-17-2015, 07:39 PM
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Posted By O2surplus
Nice! I'm glad that I was able to help! LOL- I...

Nice! I'm glad that I was able to help! LOL- I had a sneaking suspicion that un-soldered regulator tab was the problem. I've "been there- done that" a few times myself.:hihi:
Forum: DIY 02-17-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 18,997
Posted By O2surplus
Rob- Most of the time (meaning: if I...

Rob-

Most of the time (meaning: if I remember to ) I move all part values, part names, and any other important info that I want on the finished PcB to layer 25 (tName) I'm not sure if it's still...
Forum: DIY 02-16-2015, 11:14 PM
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Views: 95,978
Posted By O2surplus
Cooldex Are you using a UA7812? The UA7812...

Cooldex

Are you using a UA7812? The UA7812 needs the tab soldered to the PcB in addition to the 3 pins. A bad solder joint under the tab will cause the regulator to malfunction. Check that. If the...
Forum: DIY 02-16-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 18,997
Posted By O2surplus
Pretty much- the grid is shrunk down to...

Pretty much- the grid is shrunk down to .000003125mm squares on the "finest" setting.:hihi:
Forum: DIY 02-15-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 18,997
Posted By O2surplus
Rob- There's one rule I've learned when...

Rob-

There's one rule I've learned when using EAGLE. Don't change the grid size when you're working in the schematic view. Changes to the grid size when you're still adding parts to the schematic...
Forum: DIY 02-15-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 18,997
Posted By O2surplus
Rob- I fixed the "Airwire" problem, you...

Rob-

I fixed the "Airwire" problem, you still need to swap out the micro USB's with one that doesn't generate any errors, and you should be good.
Forum: DIY 02-14-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 18,997
Posted By O2surplus
Aha! Now I understand what you're up to. I like...

Aha! Now I understand what you're up to. I like the idea of planning for future upgrades! That's why I like to make it a habit to breakout all unused pins on a shield, for just such an occasion. lol...
Forum: DIY 02-14-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 18,997
Posted By O2surplus
Rob- Something's wrong? Zoom in to nearly...

Rob-

Something's wrong? Zoom in to nearly anywhere on your board and you'll notice gobs of unconnected "air wires". Did you run an ERC on the schematic to check for errors? If there are unfixed...
Forum: DIY 02-14-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 18,997
Posted By O2surplus
Rob- Forgive me if I missed it somewhere...

Rob-

Forgive me if I missed it somewhere back in this thread, but weren't you designing this PcB as a Mega shield? I don't see a Mega footprint in the design, so I'm wondering how this PcB will be...
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