10,000 views surpassed on Instructables June 11, 2011Posted by rik94566 in aquaponic automation, aquaponics, arduino, CAT 5 Cable, Crop, DIY aquaponics, DS18B20, Float Sensor, Float Switch, general, Glow Panel 45, Gravity feed valves, Hacks, indoor aquaponics, indoor gardens, indoor growing, Instructables, LED growing, LED lights, plumbing, POW-Rduino, Rj45 connector, sensor, Sensor Hub, Stainless Steel Temp Probe, Standards, sunshine systems, Suppliers, Temperature Probe, Yield Results.
Tags: aquaponic automation, aquaponics, arduino, arduino sketch, CAT 5 cable, DIY aquaponics, DS18B20, electronics, float sensor, hacks, indoor aquaponics, indoors aquaponics, microcontroller, rik kretzinger, sensor, Temp Probe, Temperature Probe
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I have written 3 instructables over the last 2 years. I have just gone over 10,000 views. Never thought I would every have had that many views with only 3 instructions. Always good to know people are interested in what I am interested in.
Make:SF — Featured Speaker at the Meeting on Aquaponics March 5, 2011Posted by rik94566 in aquaponic automation, aquaponics, arduino, DIY aquaponics, POW-Rduino, sensor.
Tags: aquaponic automation, aquaponics, arduino, DIY aquaponics, DS18B20, float switch, gravity feed valves, Make:SF, rik kretzinger, sensor
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I was asked by Make:SF to talk about aquaponic automation. I have now developed a desk top unit to test all the sensors and arduino controllers. The meeting will be held Tuesday March 8th in San Francisco. I will have a working demo of the auto cycle of my controller working all phases of the aquaponic unit. This will be a first for me as I have just completed the arduino sketch to handle the auto mode of the controller.
HERE ARE THE DETAILS:
POW-Rduino revisited October 24, 2010Posted by rik94566 in arduino, DIY aquaponics, POW-Rduino.
Tags: aquaponics, arduino, automation, DIY aquaponics, garduino, POW-Rduino, rik kretzinger
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A year ago I create a project for an Instructables contest using an Arduino. I came up with the POW-Rduino. I would use it to test my prototypes and arduino sketches. At the time I based my design on the work done by Luke Iseman’s “The Garduino – Garden Controller”. He build a relay to control the water pump in his system. I wanted to duplicate his project so I could learn how to use relays and develop sketches for the arduino for my projects. So my first project was the POW-Rduino:
The performance of the unit was not good. So I moved the POW-Rduino to the do later projects box.
First of the year (2010) I found what looked like a relay that would be able to replace the weakest part of my unit.
I had a hard time understanding how the thing worked. So I wrote an instructable about it:
What I learned on this project was very helpful and allowed me to re-construct the POW-Rduino with the new relay brick and the unit performs each and every time on a consistent basis.
Here is thedifference in the relays:
Next came the re-design of the front panel. The new relay had a signal connection for each relay. So I had to make room for this item in the design on the front panel.