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Hi madhavkishore86,Yes, you can incorporate web time using an ESP-8266 / Arduino MKR100 or other similar micro-controller that can connect to the internet. You would need to query the time in the code - here is a tutorial on getting the time with the Arduino MKR1000, for example. Then, when the internet time matches the sunset/sunrise pre-programmed times from the web the motor would need to move.Thanks for reading the Instructable, comment below if you have any more questions.~DIYtronics
Hi jrbums,Thank you for your comment, and taking the time to read the Instructable. In answer to your question, if I do get the chance, I will try to upload a video demonstration. In case you were wondering how fast it is, the motor turns at 30RPM meaning it should take around 40 - 100 seconds to travel either up or down, dependent on how big and heavy the blind is.~DIYtronics
Hi Absolutelyautomation,Thank you for your comment - I will definitely look into using a HMI for applications like this.Thank you for having a look at the Instructable,~DIYtronics
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Hi TrentL12,Thank you for your comment, it is possible, but you would need to use a system such as GSM (mobile connections such as texts) or the 2.4Ghz band using commonly known digital transmitters and receivers (xbee etc.). You would be limited with range however, and would also need to implement this into the code.
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Hello gromit1943,Thank you for your comment, unfortunately however, the components I have used do not feature as parts in the schematic program I use. Therefore I can not make an accurate schematic as it would not represent the parts I have used and create confusion. However, the basic pin connections are mentioned, as there are are not too many, which I felt where detailed enough. I will answer any questions if you are unclear on anything however :)
Hello WongH,The fix time depends on where you are. If the unit is facing towards the sky, without any buildings, it can take around 15 - 60 seconds (sometimes longer). This time can be longer inside buildings. Your GPS modules might work, the best soloution would be to connect the serial lines to an Arduino UNO 0 and 1 pins (or hardware serial pins on a different Arduino) and see if you get a fix indoors, looking at the raw data from the serial monitor. There are also example sketches in the TinyGPS++ library that can parse the information as well, just look at the wiring needed for them.If it works indoors, it should work in the tin.
Your welcome, sumondigi.
Hello dancopy,You would have to try putting the .tft file on the larger screen. I have not tried experimented with larger screens as they would be to big for the enclosure. Therefore I am unsure what the result would be.
Hi petercd,Thanks for your comment, you are right in that the signal passes through the TFT display, as it mostly compromises of glass. The antenna is positioned underneath it so it intercepts the sattalites signals more effectively. The system being inside metal was an initial worry for me as metal generally does have a negative effect on GPS signals, however I can still retain a fix inside buildings so it seems to be OK.
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Hi Scampi1984,Theoretically you could make the Matrix with 16x16 Led's. The reason I used 11x11 is that it allows a centre line for making animations. As well as this, it draws a fair amount of current (around 1.7 amps with all Led's on white) and is also a easier size to replicate. Apart from that, all you would need to do is change the amount of Led's in the code. Beware however, that the animations and patterns in the code will NOT work with a 16x16 matrix. The patterns are designed for an 11x11 grid, so you would have to create your own.Hope this helps...
Thanks for the idea!This is would be a really good festive feature. All you would have to do is create some more patterns and add them to the code...
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