Chicken Coop Controller V4 Software Update

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This is a very quick update for those who have been having problems compiling the chicken coop code.

It seems the main issue is to do with the phi libraries which provides the menu and input handling for the chicken coop controller. Unfortunately with the latest version of the Arduino compiler some of the library structure definitions are no longer supported and I have been able to modify them to get them working again.

All of the other libraries are being kept up to date so should compile ok.

I do need to stress the phi libraries are not my own so I can only give limited support but obviously I will do my best to try and support any questions or queries.

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    phil.hampton.3

    Question 6 months ago

    I was looking at your project (V4) and I am having trouble compiling the code. I continue to get an error message back that RTC is not declaired in the scope. I have a feeling that I am using the wrong DS1307 library. I have tried multiple with no success. I was wondering if you could post a link or zip of the library that you used. Thanks!

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    Robot-Chickenphil.hampton.3

    Answer 6 months ago

    Hi Phil

    Pleased find attached the RTC library I have used. Hopefully this will cure your problem. Do make sure you have the #include <DS1307.h> statement at the top of your code - RC

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    phil.hampton.3Robot-Chicken

    Reply 6 months ago

    That did it. I was able to compile V4 and V3 (for fun) with the latest IDE (1.8.9). Thank you so much.

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    DanielH416

    Question 7 months ago

    Great work on this. I'll be building something similar. I'll be incorporating a few other features, combining a few different builds like this.

    I noticed that in the pictures of your TC your caps are bulged. I had most of the parts on hand and built one as you have and found that the 1000 uf cap bulged. Mine are 1000 uf @ 25v and the 470 was 50v so maybe that's the reason my 470 didn't buldge as yours did?