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I am creating a 6 channel light dimmer system using an arduino duemilanove. I want to control it using push buttons to  dim and brighten. I want to setup 6 buttons to corresponding to the 6 channels. Then I want an up, down, and on/off button. When you hold down a channel button, it activates to up and down button to control that channel. I want the on/off button to turn all channels to full brightness or completely off. I am basing the dimming part of the circuit off of this instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Powered-Musical-Christmas-Lights/. Anyway, I have ordered an arduino but want someone to check out my code before I build this. I have made many things but am new to writing my own code so I would appreciate any improvements and friendly advice.  Here is the code: int light1pin=3; int light2pin=5; int light3pin=6; int light4pin=9; int light5pin=10; int light6pin=11; int button1pin=0; int button2pin=1; int button3pin=2; int button4pin=4; int button5pin=7; int button6pin=8; int uppin=12; int downpin=13; int onoffpin=14; int onoff=0; int light1=255; int light2=255; int light3=255; int light4=255; int light5=255; int light6=255; int interval=1; void setup() {   pinMode(light1pin, OUTPUT);   pinMode(light2pin, OUTPUT);   pinMode(light3pin, OUTPUT);   pinMode(light4pin, OUTPUT);   pinMode(light5pin, OUTPUT);   pinMode(light6pin, OUTPUT);   pinMode(button1pin, INPUT);   pinMode(button2pin, INPUT);   pinMode(button3pin, INPUT);   pinMode(button4pin, INPUT);   pinMode(button5pin, INPUT);   pinMode(button6pin, INPUT);   pinMode(uppin, INPUT);   pinMode(downpin, INPUT);   pinMode(onoffpin, INPUT); } void loop() {   analogWrite(light1pin, light1);   analogWrite(light2pin, light2);   analogWrite(light3pin, light3);   analogWrite(light4pin, light4);   analogWrite(light5pin, light5);   analogWrite(light6pin, light6);   if (digitalRead(onoffpin) == HIGH && onoff == 0){     light1=255;     light2=255;     light3=255;     light4=255;     light5=255;     light6=255;     onoff=1;   }   if (digitalRead(onoffpin) ==  HIGH && onoff == 1) {     light1=0;     light2=0;     light3=0;     light4=0;     light5=0;     light6=0;     onoff=0;   }   if (digitalRead(button1pin) == HIGH) {     if (digitalRead(uppin) == HIGH && light1 < 255){       light1 = light1 + interval;     }     if (digitalRead(downpin) == HIGH && light1 > 0){       light1 = light1 - interval;     }   }   if (digitalRead(button2pin) == HIGH) {     if (digitalRead(uppin) == HIGH && light2 < 255){       light2 = light2 + interval;     }     if (digitalRead(downpin) == HIGH && light2 > 0){       light2 = light2 - interval;     }   }   if (digitalRead(button3pin) == HIGH) {     if (digitalRead(uppin) == HIGH && light3 < 255){       light3 = light3 + interval;     }     if (digitalRead(downpin) == HIGH && light3 > 0){       light3 = light3 - interval;     }   }   if (digitalRead(button4pin) == HIGH) {     if (digitalRead(uppin) == HIGH && light4 < 255){       light4 = light4 + interval;     }     if (digitalRead(downpin) == HIGH && light4 > 0){       light4 = light4 - interval;     }   }   if (digitalRead(button5pin) == HIGH) {     if (digitalRead(uppin) == HIGH && light5 < 255){       light5 = light5 + interval;     }     if (digitalRead(downpin) == HIGH && light5 > 0){       light5 = light5 - interval;     }   }   if (digitalRead(button6pin) == HIGH) {     if (digitalRead(uppin) == HIGH && light6 < 255){       light6 = light6 + interval;     }     if (digitalRead(downpin) == HIGH && light6 > 0){       light6 = light6 - interval;     }   } }

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USB adafruit trinklet mini > AC voltage regulator ~5W/230v motor?

​ hi folks.. i have this little project running..   what i have: adafruit trinklet mini with 5v ATMEL microcontroller   what i want/need: REGUALTE a small 5w MOTOR using 230v ! (i already have a mechanical potentiometer at 30k ohm attached directly AC.. BUT..)   i know so far with the atmel i can f.ex. control a digital potentimeter 50k ohm, at 5v.. -> only DC no AC (+ i wont get a 1Ampere on 5V working) ------> my little MOTOR uses ~ 22mA on 230V = 5W    and what ive learned so far is that i might need one or two TRIAC or DAC combined with a POTENTIOMETER.. to control AC voltage and/ or an OPTO-ISOLATOR --never heared of that before..   but i have no idea how i should solder that together or will i need some extra RESITORS or CAPACITORS for it?   -> FINALLY i want to flash the ATMEL with a small arduino code and use a USB connection (+own software) pushing the potenial (resistance in the curciut) from 0 to 50k ohm into AC !

Question by sblocc10   |  last reply


What can be the problem with this circuit?

I built this Opto Sensitive Dimmer's dimmer part first just one led the Orange is light. but can be the problem? I built this on a test board so sorry for the soldering.

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