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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-19-2015, 02:57 AM Thread Starter
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Another arduino controller build

Okay so I have:

mega 2560
waterproof temp probes(3 wire)
Dimable drivers (buck regulator type)
A old style lcd sheild with buttons
A rtc sheild

a few bread boards and a hole heap male and female cables

Yet to buy is some kind of pH probe
Some ressistors and other little bits

Some multi connector plugs to hide a mess of cables from.controller to light and a project box to put all the arduino stuff in

Eventually id like to add solonoid control.for c02 control(hence the pH probe)

At a later stage I would like to add control for parastaltic pumps

So il have to slowly work through all the things I will have some.questions along the way to clarify on things im not 100% sure but I would like to atleast log everything atleast so I dont have to think back so damn hard if I make a mistake with something

To begin with I just want the screen to display and to get readings from.drivers on a multi meter I have leds on the way juat havent bought c channel or thermal adhesive to attatchbthem to just yet

The c channel.I.was thinking of using at this stage measures at 20x20 at,1.5mm thick

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Power supply so far

Yellow is +12v there one for each driver I plan on using
black is my common ground
Red is my 5v for powering the arduino unit itself

Once I have worked out how many strings I need to run to keep everything at 12v and work a few more parts of the build out I will update with the information

But arduino and psu are going in one big box

Some sort of plug to run power from there to my light unit

And another set of 3 wire plugs for temp probes

Another plug for motor wires for dosing pumps

Well anyways this about all I can do till I find the multimeter to confirm voltages anyways



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Forgot to.add the second image haha




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Ouch!
http://www.amazon.com/pH-DEVELOPMENT-ARDUINO-SOLUTIONS-CIRCUIT/dp/B00798612C
Here is a good read:
https://www.sparkyswidgets.com/portf...obe-interface/
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Cheers for the links il have a flick through that sparkys widgets page when im more awake

Atm im.just waiting on everything to show up

Im definatly leaving the pH conteol bits till a bit later on being thats probably gunna be the priceyer part of the build and im not ready for c02 yet

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Interesting project you have here. I've been brewing something similar in my mind but haven't had the time to devote to it. I'll follow your progress and see how it all goes.

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Cheers for the compliment

So far I only have my blue 3w leds 3 of the 4 planned buck regulator drivers

Im.having some doffaculty posting my images with tapatalk so il host them else where and link them in


Il admit Im not 100 percemt sure how this is going to go but im glad this forum hasnt died woth the rest of the forums I used to use

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This is the buck regulator itself

Theres pwm input and it says up to 48v input

I may work out a better powersource for these units later on if things get too complicated using a 12v input



Test of the blue leds at 150ma driver has a 12v feed il check what the output is with a multimeter later on and report back what it is actually feeding them

Pwm wasnt connected so that was 100% power



I do plan on using one blue one red 8cool whites and 8 warm whites per bank

With 4 banks but I may add extra whites per bank during assembly if I have worked it out properly I should be able to.run 20 3w leds per buck regulator driver but im only inputting 12v per driver so this may end up with them being run in multiple strings

Will have to find the correct way to.work it all out and go from there



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Will have to find the correct way to.work it all out and go from there



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that driver apparently can "do" 3000mA

You can do series/parallel strings but be cautioned on either adding protection (fuses)..

you can run 60 @150ma w/ 20 parallel rows and 3 in series..

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Do you run an Arduino pin to the EN to control it?
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Do you run an Arduino pin to the EN to control it?
Pin
Description
VIN
Positive terminal for 10V -45V DC Power supply
GND
Power Ground
LED+
Positive of LED terminal
LED-
Negative of LED terminal
EN
PWM terminal. When applied with ground or suspended, full amount of current
will be output and when connected with +5v or VIN, output current will be 0.


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I have this on my Arduino tank controller. Has been working great!!!!

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that driver apparently can "do" 3000mA

You can do series/parallel strings but be cautioned on either adding protection (fuses)..

you can run 60 @150ma w/ 20 parallel rows and 3 in series..
Haha you looking at the jumper pins all in there like that the listing said something like 1200 or 1500ma

Yeah I think its parralel strings im looking for and that pic with the 4 in a row is in series will be adding ressistors into the string to do it properly if I remember from previous led reading from my last light built

My goal end run will be about 600ma tho

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Do you run an Arduino pin to the EN to control it?
You dont have to as no input sets them at 100% but I will be uaing an arduino to control these

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so i have decided to take a small shortcut and aquired that typhon controller code


im having an issue that im not sure how to fix tho

Arduino: 1.6.5 (Windows 7), Board: "Arduino Mega or Mega 2560, ATmega2560 (Mega 2560)"

In file included from typhon_controller_sketch.ino:30:0:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\libraries\EEPROMVar/EEPROMVar.h:1:22: fatal error: WProgram.h: No such file or directory
#include <WProgram.h>
^
compilation terminated.
Multiple libraries were found for "LiquidCrystal.h"

Used: C:\Users\thelaptop\Documents\Arduino\libraries\Liq uidCrystal

Not used: C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\libraries\LiquidCrystal

Multiple libraries were found for "EEPROMVar.h"

Used: C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\libraries\EEPROMVar

Not used: C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\libraries\EEPROMEx

Error compiling.

This report would have more information with
"Show verbose output during compilation"
enabled in File > Preferences.


will do some googling and see what this means later but im getting another step closer again
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