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Old 11-14-2015, 12:06 AM
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I'm not a controller person, so I have no input. For me, the only type of "controller" I'm interested in is more of a "monitor" that alerts me via text or email when things are wacky. What kind of input are you looking for?
This can do that and more as well as it will have a webserver that you can check your readings in real time.

Because its going to be based on more of a "Node 2 Node" i don't want to bloat the system as per say.

I'm looking for input from people on the hardware side of things as the software and other items can be coded in as the software progresses.
What I mean by that is hardware such as peristaltic dosing pumps as many people add in reef supplements and minerals, feeders in case your an avid traveler and the likes.

Like I said earlier this is constructive input...
with this you can mix and match any of the modules and just load the code and your up and running.
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Old 11-14-2015, 07:20 PM
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a few years ago a friend and i started and had a controller running but myself being the hardware guy and him firmware and another software and being spread across canada it kind of fell to the side. i can lend my talents to the circuits design and construction. pm me if interested.
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Old 11-17-2015, 04:15 PM
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a few years ago a friend and i started and had a controller running but myself being the hardware guy and him firmware and another software and being spread across canada it kind of fell to the side. i can lend my talents to the circuits design and construction. pm me if interested.
Thanks for the offer...
But it's not that hard when you have something to go from

The screen was simple as the manufacturer shared the PCB and SCH files. Adding the SAM3X processor and was just as simple as Arduino is open source and PCB and SCH files are available on their site. So it went together quite quickly. Since my original Screen is using the RAIO RA8875 thought its a good fit as its fast enough to drive a larger LCD as well as its quite capable. I did however wanted a sharper display and that rules out the old resistive touch panels and opted for the better capacitive ones.

I do have to be honest and say that the idea of the Intel Edison has crossed my mind specially with Android as an option...

The Breakout box is a bit different story...
that is still a mess and slowly working on it

I'm still curious how many would like the option of dual band wireless and BT-LE on the display side...
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Old 12-04-2015, 06:00 PM
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I am slowly gathering my parts to automate/supervisory control using an Allen Bradley PLC micro820. 8 110ac inputs and 7 relay outputs. 4 analog inputs standard. 1 analog output. 4 line local display but also having a remote 10 inch touch screen over Ethernet to place upstairs by my display tank. sms text msging for out of range analog signals. Will do a build thread whenever I start it....hoping after I get back from Mexico in February.
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Let me know if you need any help. I started building mine last week.

For temp probe ds180b20 works great. Implemented ine yesterday

One thing in my todo list is kick off ectotech feed mode from arduino. Just need to find a way to mimick the RF signal
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is this still on the go? I am interested. I have done some arduino coding before (temp, float switches, magnetic switches
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forgive me, but doesn't this sound like the DA archon ? busybox based Openwrt
with available breakout boxes, and programmable ports?
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is this still on the go? I am interested. I have done some arduino coding before (temp, float switches, magnetic switches
Sure is

I'm not on here very often.. but been working away on the hardware side
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forgive me, but doesn't this sound like the DA archon ? busybox based Openwrt
with available breakout boxes, and programmable ports?
First time I heard of it, i will have to look into it now...
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Old 02-06-2016, 11:12 PM
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Let me know if you need any help. I started building mine last week.

For temp probe ds180b20 works great. Implemented ine yesterday

One thing in my todo list is kick off ectotech feed mode from arduino. Just need to find a way to mimick the RF signal
The controller is gonna be put on hold for now and as my attention is being shifted to accessories mainly because I came across this:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ut/description

Hard to beat, enough muscle and supports an actual OS...
Why re-design the wheel ???
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