The voltage limit is determined by the onboard voltage regulator on the nano and the voltage divider resistor values. I used an online voltage divider calculator to determine the values for the resistors in the voltage divider. Keep in mind that the range of voltage going into the analog read pin is 0-5 volts. Use a meter to measure and confirm this before connecting it to the Arduino. As for powering the arduino use a dc to dc regulator that can step down the voltage to within the max of the nano's on board regulator.
yes only if it uses a ku band lnb and ku band reciever.
The connection from the arduino digital pin goes into a 1k resistor and that connects to the base of the general purpose npn transistor. The emitter on the transistor is connected to ground and the collector is connected to the stepper motor. Hope this helps.
I don't recall seeing the previous message, I also don't receive email updates on comments made on instructables. I think it has something to do with my email server or something. The schematic posted in the instructable is the full schematic I used. I used a stepper motor with 5 wires, one of those is a common for all 4 coils inside the stepper. I used a multimeter in ohms to figure out which wire is the common one. Then used a small 12 volt wall adapter, to provide momentary power to each coil. This gave me an idea as to what the sequence is for the coils to properly step either forward or backward. Of course you can avoid all of this extra testing if you already have a pinout for your stepper motor. This shematic only works for unipolar 5 lead stepper motors.
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind.
I used Microsoft paint to make a bitmap image the size of the display resolution. Then used image to code software to generate the picture code. There is a tutorial showing all of this, I don't remember where it was. The arduino library wiki is also helpful. Google search should pop it up.
I provided a link to the code on the code creators website. I want people to go there so he gets some kind of recognition for his work. I did not come up with any of the code. Go to www.randomnerdtutorials.com for the code.
The number 511 is used to bring the read value from the sensor to 0 from its typical resting midpoint value of around 511. Next you determine the number to put in place of 75.75 by dividing 5 by the scale factor for the version you are using. Example for a 30amp sensor the scale factor is 66mv so divide 5 by .066 to get 75.75. For 100mv it would be 50 and for 185mv it's 27.02.
ESP 8266 ARDUINO WIFI CONTROLLED AC OUTLETView Instructable »
As far as the modifications for an AC version there isn't much.The output from the acs712 never goes negative since at zero current it sits and the halfway point of 2.5 volts. It's really a matter of writing code that will find the highest value from the sensor then use that in the formula to convert to a current value. And to get the given voltage at the time I would rectify the AC then use a voltage divider configured for the voltage range of AC. Then multiply these two values to get watts. Also the power wiring for the arduino would have to be modified to include a DC power supply.
Thanks, I'll check it out
This is the first result in Google when searching for AC current acs712 tutorial. http://henrysbench.capnfatz.com/henrys-bench/arduino-current-measurements/acs712-arduino-ac-current-tutorial/
With different wiring and a few different components this can be converted into an AC watt meter. I would wire in a cheap usb wall charger to power the arduino, display and sensor with 5 volts. Then I would use a rectifier to convert AC to DC followed by an voltage divider with the correct resistor values for lets say 130 volts to be safe. The wiring between the arduino, display, sensor and voltage divider would remain the same however it would be different on the power and code side of things. With all the interest in an AC version maybe I should show how that would work next. You are absolutely right about datasheets and google. Thanks
The arduino nano pin labeled Vin connects to the ams117 5 volt regulator on the nano. The datasheet says it has a input voltage range of 6.5-15 volts. The arduino, display, and sensor get powered from the output of the on board ams117. Which is also connected to the pin labeled +5v on the nano. The diagram is specific to the arduino nano which has the on board voltage regulator ams117 5.0 built in. Unless I missed something please explain how it is wrong.
I believe its the same sensor.
As far as I know the acs712 sensor can be used with AC current. The arduino code would have to be modified. You will also need a separate DC power source for the sensor arduino and display.
This complete setup is designed to work with a solar charge controller which operates on a DC voltage of around 12 volts. It is connected in a way where it draws power from the load side of the controller while also measuring voltage and current flowing out of the controller. The arduino then multiples the values to give you a wattage reading. There is no mains AC or relay involved.
Thanks, Yes it works with 7-15 volts DC and can measure up to 30 amps of current. The voltage range is determined by the on board voltage regulator on the arduino nano.
Thanks, This was the first time I designed and printed an enclosure for a project and it turned out perfect.
3D Printed Arduino OLED Watt MeterView Instructable »
They have apps for cell phones either Apple or Android that can help with pointing your dish. These make it easy to get in the general area. You are aiming for the azimuth listed on dishpointer for your location, 5*E has no relavence in relation to your location.
As far as I know that's the only way to do it, somebody needs to make an up to date fta channel master list.
Interesting, wondering if it worked, and if it will work in western USA.
I don't mind answering any questions you have. I looked up Galaxy 19 97W on the dishpointer website location set to Nigeria. And found that it gave me an negative elevation. This means you have to point the dish at the ground in other words that satellite is unavailable there. I would try for another satellite. There are many that are available from there, channel lists are on lyngsat.com and availability can be checked with dishpointer.com. Also the line on the dishpointer site that shows direction from location changes from red to green if the selected satellite is receivable from the selected location.
Some channels come and go, but around 230 are always available for free. It is important to see if galaxy 19 is available in your area and if it is what size ku band dish is required. All this information is available online. It really is just a matter of pointing the dish and connecting it to your reciever.
Color + Finishes
The ebay listing for the exact one I ordered has been removed, however there are many other sellers with similar boards. The search terms you want to use on ebay are ( mp3 decoder module bluetooth ) , this should pop up lots of listings with similar boards. It is important to pay attention to voltage requirements and the various features of each board.
Yes it is very easy and possible to do this type of cut with a table saw, also I believe its called a rabbet cut along the edges. You have to do this before the glue up of the box. I only thought of doing this after assembly, so it was already too late into the build. Thanks for commenting.
Yea actually it would be good to put the batteries into a holder, but I didn't have one on hand. I had thought about veneering the exposed edge but didn't have any veneer on hand. I tried to use what I had laying around, keeping the cost as low as possible. Thanks for commenting.
Thanks, It actually turned out better than I had expected.
Solar Powered Radio with Bluetooth + MP3View Instructable »
It might just work, depends on the dish size and your location but HD Ku band lnb's are like $8 so trying it doesn't cost a lot as long as you have a receiver that is capable.
I used 2n5190 npn transistors in my final build, but on the breadboard I think those are tip120 npn transistors. Any similar npn transistor should work fine.
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Solar Panel Setup around $100