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Old 03-11-2014, 05:30 PM   #1
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Plug 'n play arduino control, WAAC


So I've been working on this wifi arduino based controller for a while. My goal was to make a web based controller where you don't need to touch the code for the code challenged and for the lazy like me. And it's darn convenient to not recompile and upload every time you add a new device.

And here's a video update on the project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9wCcPO0gYg


There's more info of this over here
http://aquatictechtank.net/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=143

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Old 03-11-2014, 05:59 PM   #2
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Sweeeeet!

I couldn't code my way out of a wet paper bag, so I'm liking this!
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You're the hardware guy, I'm the software guy

It should be pretty awesome and unique when done.
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You're the hardware guy, I'm the software guy

It should be pretty awesome and unique when done.

LOL- Speaking of hardware, I'm going to need your software expertise to explore the control possibilities with this.......








It's 5 channel LED driver with an integrated Atmega328 chip & DS1307RTC. The board features PWM control for all 5 channels. PWM control of two cooling fans, (2) I2C connections (with 5V and pull up resistors already installed), and (2) Dallas ONEWIRE connections with supporting circuitry for temperature sensing.

The drivers feature user programmable current settings of 300,700,1000,&1400ma per channel. Lot's of Led driving horsepower, but I'm at a loss to what creative software could be employed to control 1 or a group of them together. Any Ideas?
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I would play with lights mimicking the sun traveling across the sky, like more intense on the right in the morning and more intense on the left in the evening, even color shift if rgb. Normal aquarium lighting is boring because it's even. It's more dramatic with spot lighting. This maybe even be a good cure for algae.

You can play with light intensity for moon phases at night too.

If the board can connect to a weather service, it can even mimic outdoor conditions.


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love that board. the flexibility would be very useful.
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