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Thanks so much mate! Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!
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Could you expand on how the CNC code inn the arduino works? Im really interested in that!
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Thanks mate, cardboard is so much easier to cut so this is good news!
Okay this is good, your RTC and arduino are wokring. Have you tested your PIR sensor?I'm thinking the issue comes from when you start running the arduino. The default way I've written the code means that you should plug in the power supply in the middle of the day. The code sets the boolean states to be equivalent to the middle of the day when it first powers on. So this means you should turn on the complete system in the time between 08:30 and 20:00.Try that and see how it goes!
Changing the time is no problem just look at line 13 and 14 in the code!Edit the lines to this:const int onHourAM = 6, onMinuteAM = 0, offHourAM = 8, offMinuteAM = 30; //morning timeconst int onHourPM = 20, onMinutePM = 0, offHourPM = 22, offMinutePM = 0; //evening timeThe arduino reads time over I2C. This is done on analog input pin 4 and 5 on arduinos who use the ATMEGA328 micro processors. In other words, on both the arduino UNO and Pro Mini, connects the SDA and SCL from the RTC to analog pin 4 and 5.What arduino version are you using?Check the serial monitor and see if everything works.
Might be the battery is either dead or put in wrong. Check the voltage of the RTC battery with a multimeter and see what it reads!
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I like your thinking, however that sounds a lot more complicated to me!
Hey mate, great project!Btw, what program did you use to record your screen in the video?
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But how do you control the steppers and send gcode?
Haha thanks man! I'm already looking at so many different additions to expand the system.
Cool idea! I think an IR camera should work. Would be really cool to add the self learning so it auto tunes to different plants as well.
That will also work really well!
Thanks mate, that's a cool use!
Mate this got me really excited because I've actually made tutorials for both those things!Here I show how you can use sensor values to turn on and off a light, and here I show how to make a full spectrum light!
Sure thing! When the power goes away the servo stays in it's last position. It won't move again until power is applied and a pulse is sent. When it powers down and stops moving it's instant, the servo won't jitter around.
No worries friend! I'm eager to hear how everything works out and comes together!
I'll look into those when I plan on expanding the system!
Amazing project! What do you think of running the whole thing on an intel edison? They can handle python and USB cameras, as well as arduino code. It also comes with buiilt in wifi so you won't need a wireless card.Would be cool to see the whole thing on a small self contained unit!
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I never knew digital greeting cards existed! Do you just transfer images to local storage on the card? Do you have any more fine tuning settings, like slideshow duration and order of pictures?
That's perfect, gives a lot of room for fine tuning!
Nice thinking! If you use a headphone splitter you can still use your headphones while getting LED notifications.This would be great to bring to the library!
I'm pretty sure you can go as big as you want
How complicated would you say the math is to make everything show up on time?
Aren't store bought strawberries hybrids that may not produce viable offspring? Or is that just with some fruits and berries?
What happens when you try to open and close the shade?
Nice work! Is the LED strip normally powered by 12V?
Have tried this with starting your own sour dough?
Really like how this looks! The lamp seems to be sort of out of place, but it still fits perfect!
Mate you really should connect a load on the power supply to avoid completely shorting it out. Depending on the voltage of your supply just attach a computer fan, light bulb, or a power resistor. It should go between the positive lead and the contact point on the metal piece you're etching.
Nice concept you got there! Do you have a more in depth explanation on adding bluetooth notifications?
Really cool! I'm thinking about adding a power pack to mine so it's more portable. A marine battery is a great idea. I believe car batteries give off some not so healthy fumes when it's used?Good to hear the tripod mount worked out for you!
Thanks mate, I'll look for something similar in europe.
Thanks mate much appreciated! I would like to expand the system for several more plants. I'll look into the tubing and connectors!You should share your drip irrigation system, I would like to take a look!
Sure thing! You just need a module to send PWM signals to control the servo position.
Thanks mate! Those tiny and super cheap servos will work no doubt! The one I used is the same size just a difference in gear material.I'll add a note on the parts list to make it clear any servo will work :)
There's actually no heat problem at all. The nice thing about this running on 5V is that it can be powered by a spare phone charger and I don't need to add a noisy fan or a bulky heat sink!
Good thinking with the second lid! Yeah I've been toying around with the idea of hanging it on the wall as well. The picture tabs seems to be doing fine!A simple on off switch is definitely enough if you reckon you'll always be at full power.Awesome setup you've got there!
Thanks for letting me know mate. I've updated the parts list with a new power supply now.
Mate that came out really good! I'm loving the look of the transparent lid and the bigger tripod!How long have you've been able to power it from the battery?Did you use the 3D printed tripod mount for the SAMLA lid? Really curious as to how it worked for you!
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