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Very very cool! I love the interface.

I'm planning on doing something similar, but haven't even gotten my Arduino to connect to the screen yet :-(

Once again, very well done! I am impressed.
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you SOB haha.
I was gonna say the same exact thing.


Really incredible job man. Friggin virtual high five.


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My friend, you need to TFT LCD Shield (evil bay number 280930524149) and a good ol Arduino Mega Proto shield. This one is my favorite. That will solve your LCD cable woes, and give you a nice tidy build once you're ready to put it all together.


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Nice controller, I like it. Have you considered consolidating all of the peripheral components onto a "shield" for the Mega? Plug-N-Play components rather than breadboards & wiring would make the controller much easier for the less electronically savvy to put together.

If you can provide a final draft of your wiring diagram- I'd be more than happy to design a shield for you.


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TAKE MY MONEY lol

This is freaking awesome I wish I had something like this connected to a LAN line I could be on vacation five states away and send it a message saying feed fish. Lights on off etc. I think that should be the next technology.

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TAKE MY MONEY lol

This is freaking awesome I wish I had something like this connected to a LAN line I could be on vacation five states away and send it a message saying feed fish. Lights on off etc. I think that should be the next technology.
That is a lot closer than you think...

http://www.gereports.com/post/897937...l-talk-to-your

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That is a lot closer than you think...

http://www.gereports.com/post/897937...l-talk-to-your
Apple is coming out with a device controller app with their next iOS. The trick is to communicate with all of the different wireless protocols.
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Thanks for all the feedback everybody!

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My friend, you need to TFT LCD Shield (evil bay number 280930524149) and a good ol Arduino Mega Proto shield. This one is my favorite. That will solve your LCD cable woes, and give you a nice tidy build once you're ready to put it all together.
I am going to clean the whole thing up for final build. The breadboard is only for testing and initial building. Those links look great! Thanks!

I have no Internet at our cabin (I'm in town now), but I did bring my laptop. I wrote all of the smart startup code while my wife was napping yesterday afternoon. It will turn all power inputs to their appropriate state base on the schedule upon startup, and put the lights into the correct mode.


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Nice controller, I like it. Have you considered consolidating all of the peripheral components onto a "shield" for the Mega? Plug-N-Play components rather than breadboards & wiring would make the controller much easier for the less electronically savvy to put together.

If you can provide a final draft of your wiring diagram- I'd be more than happy to design a shield for you.
A breadboard is no way to finish a project. I am definitely going to tidy it all up on a shield, and I'd love your input/help on design. I'll get a parts list when I get back.


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Wow, I saw this in your journal but it's more impressive here. I will admit, I know absolutely nothing about coding and Arduino scares me but it keeps on appearing in almost all my hobbies in one way or another so at some point, I may just have to jump on board and see what's up. The electrical part doesn't scare me, I have done enough of that, just the coding.

I think it's awesome that you can change everything in the GUI. That's one thing I didn't know if you could do very easily, or at all with Arduino. That's what made me not so interested, the continuous code tweaking until it works, then you change or add things and redo. To me, that is punishment haha, I am not that type of person so this inspires me to maybe get into this, or get my brother to make me one, haha.

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So I watched a video about how to setup relays with Arduino.
It was very interesting. I am waiting for you to come back and write a detailed instruction set

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Well summer, I'm pretty far along with a breadboard schematic with Fritzing.

I chose control all of the relays using the analog pins.


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I chose control all of the relays using the analog pins.
Why not digital pins?
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Why not digital pins?
Because I'm hardly using any analog pins, and I had 8 clean right in a row. Figured I'd save any open digital pins for future use. That's all.


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Anotherhobby, any way you'd be willing to share what you have so far with fritzing? You can use the share feature so people can check it out. I'm doing something very similar and I would love to see how you're going about it.


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