2013 in review December 31, 2013Posted by rik94566 in agponics.com, aquaponic automation, aquaponics, aquaponics electronics, arduino, CEA, DIY aquaponics, Electronic Componets.
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2013 annual report for aquaponic DIY Automation blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 35,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 13 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
SENSOR COLOR CODE – for tracking where the probes are in the towers December 9, 2013Posted by rik94566 in agponics.com, aquaponic automation, aquaponics, Controlled Environment Agriculture, DIY aquaponics, DS18B20, IoT aquaponics, Tower System, Tower Tubes.
Tags: aquaponic automation, aquaponic crop, DIY aquaponics, rik kretzinger, sensor
Since I have a larger number of sensors in each tower unit I needed a way to know the exact sensor I will be dealing with and the location of the sensor. The best way for me is to mimic the electronic color codes found on resistors. Why reinvent things if I don’t have to. So here is how I solved this problems.
So let now see how this works out —
Temp Probes are – BLUE color
Water Probes are – YELLOW color
Start the code at the Sensor position and work into the inter-core
These patterns are repeated on both ends of the cable with the outer most position being the sensor color. So if you held the two ends up together with the connectors facing the same direction then the code would mirror each other.
Drain configuration for micro device — December 9, 2013Posted by rik94566 in agponic MD, agponicMD, agponics.com, aquaponic automation, aquaponics, indoor aquaponics, indoor growing.
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Now that I have been building additional micro-devices for recent orders – I need to start doing a better job documenting how the build goes so I can duplicate the process as demand for the units is building (more on this in a later post). Here is the view of the draining mechanism that allows water exchange between media bed and water tank or fish tank in the real world.