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Old 07-17-2014, 01:50 AM   #196
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I took the file down. I just noticed a couple errors that i need to correct, will put it back when its fixed.
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:31 AM   #197
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I'm pretty sure I can get a better price on all the components but $18 or $8.50 is a great price for custom PCBs.

What are the dimensions of your PcB? If it's 10cm x10cm or smaller you can get 10 of them from Seeedstudio or Iteadstudio for about $25 plus shipping. That's only $2.50 per board.

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Old 07-18-2014, 07:10 AM   #198
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I checked iteed out and they look pretty good, lots of reviews say they're pretty good quality with really fast turn around. I can definitely fit into the 10x10cm. I'm working on an alternative layout as well that moves the pH stamp and connector to the back, so you can still put other shields on top. I'm gonna make a whole new thread about this tomorrow to see how many people would be interested.
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:36 PM   #199
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Hey guys, I just created a new thread with a final revised version of the Aqua Shield. Check it out here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=683913
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:02 PM   #200
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Hello everyone. I finally got home and got my controller connected to my 120g tank. Its working like a charm. The ferts are dosing perfectly. All the components are turning off and on when they should. I still have two things I would like to add to it. I want to test and display the PH on the LCD and I have got to figure out how to use the wifi without locking the Arduino up if it doesn't resolve/connect to a website.

I'll post some pictures of it working away this evening.
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:34 AM   #201
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Welcome HOME!!!
No one give you hard time to cary this project around?

Again, awesome project!

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Old 08-13-2014, 03:26 PM   #202
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Welcome HOME!!!
No one give you hard time to cary this project around?

Again, awesome project!

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Sorry I didn't reply sooner. I saw this message and then got busy and forgot to reply. Lucky for me I didn't carry it back to the states. I was able to mail it home through USPS with no issues. The did break one of the joints free on the lid. It wasn't a big deal. A little wood glue and it was as good as new!

Bump: Sorry I still haven't posted any new pictures. When I get home from work I start playing with everything and forget to take updated pictures. I'll get some posted soon. I did order the ATLAS ph kit. My first impression is a good one. I'm only having one issue. It's not calibrating correctly. It calibrates to 7.0 ph with no issues but will not calibrate to 4.0 or 10.0. I contacted the ATLAS customer support and they responded right away. I haven't been able to work through their troubleshooting instructions yet but should be able to tomorrow night. If anyone is interetested in adding the abiltiy to track PH to their controller, I really think this is the way to go.
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Old 08-13-2014, 03:37 PM   #203
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Hey guys, I just created a new thread with a final revised version of the Aqua Shield. Check it out here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=683913
Bigd,

I'm not able to see your thread. I get an error that says I do not have permission to see it. Whats up with that? HA HA HA. I want to check out where you are with it.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:16 PM   #204
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Bigd,

I'm not able to see your thread. I get an error that says I do not have permission to see it. Whats up with that? HA HA HA. I want to check out where you are with it.
The mods closed it because they consider it a group buy. He will post another thread once the boards are in hand.
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:59 PM   #205
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I'm not able to see your thread. I get an error that says I do not have permission to see it. Whats up with that? HA HA HA. I want to check out where you are with it.
Yeah, Gus is right, they took it down :-/

I got the PCBs in the other day, and unfortunately there were broken traces on each of the boards and all the holes in the ICSP area were connected to one another. That really bummed me out. To make matters worse, the manufacturer wouldn't replace the boards without paying full price. So that also sucked. But I found another company that has been getting rave reviews and has a money back satisfaction guarantee (and they can do ENIG for only a dollar more!), so I placed an order with them. The bright side of it is that it allowed me to make some modifications and improve the layout of a few things. Hopefully they will be here soon. Reviewers say they typically take about 2 weeks from date of order to arrival in the US. I'm also leaving for a trip to Alaska on the 28th, so I'm REALLY hoping they get here before then so I can get them out to everyone before I leave.

But, I will definitely post pictures here once I get them in hand.

By the way, Darrin, welcome home!
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Yeah, Gus is right, they took it down :-/

I got the PCBs in the other day, and unfortunately there were broken traces on each of the boards and all the holes in the ICSP area were connected to one another. That really bummed me out. To make matters worse, the manufacturer wouldn't replace the boards without paying full price. So that also sucked. But I found another company that has been getting rave reviews and has a money back satisfaction guarantee (and they can do ENIG for only a dollar more!), so I placed an order with them. The bright side of it is that it allowed me to make some modifications and improve the layout of a few things. Hopefully they will be here soon. Reviewers say they typically take about 2 weeks from date of order to arrival in the US. I'm also leaving for a trip to Alaska on the 28th, so I'm REALLY hoping they get here before then so I can get them out to everyone before I leave.

But, I will definitely post pictures here once I get them in hand.

By the way, Darrin, welcome home!
Nice! Did you order ENIG for the new ones?

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Old 08-14-2014, 02:03 AM   #207
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Nice! Did you order ENIG for the new ones?

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Sure did! I am stoked about that, the gold makes PCBs look pro. I'll get some pics of the faulty boards up for you guys in a little bit so you can at least get a good idea of what they will look like.
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Old 08-14-2014, 02:24 PM   #208
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Thanks bigd!
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Old 08-14-2014, 03:50 PM   #209
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I just wanted to drop in and say this is an awesome build! Excellent job Hunter! I somehow missed this thread until recently (I think because I was so engrossed in my own project). I finally read through the whole thing, and I'm super impressed.

One thing that might make things cleaner for scheduling is to use the Time.Alarms library. I used it in my project, and it's nice that you don't have to check time in the loop to catch things. It also makes it easy to change the schedule. If you read the docs, you can adjust the library to do up to 255 timers. It has quite a bit of functionality.

Here is an example. This one line below would be executed at startup and creates a schedule that'll run a routine called "lightsOn" every day at 11:00am.

Code:
Alarm.alarmRepeat(11,00,0, lightsOn);
The lightsOn routine could look like this:

Code:
void lightsOn()
{
   digitalWrite(pwrLightPin, HIGH); // this turns the relay on
}
That's it — super easy! It also opens the doors to making it pretty easy to edit the schedule through a menu, and saving that in EEPROM.
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Old 08-22-2014, 05:59 AM   #210
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Check out what came in the mail today...





The AquaShield boards!

I think they look great! I tested the pump controls, and they all work flawlessly! Really stoked.
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