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randofo

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Orangeboard

I just wanted to say "Thanks!" (sarcastically) for the Automated Garden!
Wife has been wanting something like this for a while and your instructable just voided my last excuse ("don't know how to set up an automated sprinkler/light system honey!")... psh, the nerve :P
Seriously though, Killer instructables Randy - thanks for sharing!

PowellMade6 days ago

Your good morning underwear post is a wonderful and amazing!! I love it! I guess you work for this wonderful company. I suggest you make more things like this.

Mr AbAk25 days ago

Good Instructables

Mr AbAk25 days ago

Good Instructables

violetowl28 days ago

your good morning underpants post is sick and offensive. I guess you work for this company. Your comment policy has a...be nice...policy. I suggest you follow it and take this post down.

hmalik35 months ago

I really love your all instructables specially the romance pants was really special and helpful for me .

JaavarSingh5 months ago

Informative instructables i am loving it.. Thanks for following me.

jbrandine9 months ago

RANDY!!!!

Wow this was a surprise. I've been doing a ton of instructables lately and guess what i stumbled upon yours (which are the best) and i'm like holy G this is my college roommate. I have some funky projects to work on.

Joe

hi
im trying to modify a "useless machine" - the one that sticks an arm up and switches itself off.

the aim is to make my cars GPS unit pop up (stand up @ 90 degrees) and "lay back down?" when i switch the ignition on and off.

using modified servo's or gear boxes i can sort the mechanics out however, my major complication is the electronics- switching the power off once the unit is upright, reversing the power and switching the power off once the unit is back down again.

you may ask why all the effort , main reason is because it would be cool, then there's the security (people breaking into your car to steal it which happens often)

this may seem like a stupid idea but im a diy enthusiast.

PLEASE HELP
ANY FEEDBACK WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9555

I think this allows you to interface your cars "electronics".

If it does connect it to the arduinos RX and TX pins.... And then connect the arduino to the motor and just program it with some "if" commands, and actually that's a cool project, Its not stupid.

marshath1 year ago
hi randofo, the program is only to start off the watering rite..?? how do i stop the pump frm watering once the moisture sensor senses enough moist? could you send me the program? at arshath_90@hotmail.com . i am using this as my collage project and i would greatly appreciate your help here.

Use a "analog input" and a "while",

const int moisture = A0; //or what ever pin you want

//other code

void setup(){

pinMode(moisture, INPUT);

//other code

}

void loop(){

while(moisture < ????){

//pump HIGH code

}

while(moisture > ????){

//pump LOW code

}

}

Hi Randy... thanks for following ;-)
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Hi Randy, with a little delay... thanks for following ;-)