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61  Using Arduino / General Electronics / BATTERY charger circuit on: October 23, 2013, 02:08:56 pm
hi there I have to of this battery's
http://uk.farnell.com/yuasa/np7-12/battery-lead-acid-12v-7ah/dp/151308
they are linked in series to give 24v out this are used for back up use only , what I wont to do is make a charging circuit, does any one have any suggestions on a good and simple way to do this?

thanks Joe
62  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: servo (knob) on: April 17, 2013, 02:46:22 pm
I find if you don't on this form people get upset
63  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: servo (knob) on: April 17, 2013, 12:37:05 pm
ok how the hell do I do that lol
64  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: servo (knob) on: April 17, 2013, 11:59:40 am
ok I have only altered code in the void setup so the first bit clears the eeprom and then the bit at the end which I presume is right but im guessing not lol writes to the eeprom
when I have got this first bit right I will then alter the bit in the void loop to read the min and max value from the eeprom

what do you think?
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#include <Servo.h>
Servo myservo;               // create servo object to control a servo

#include <EEPROM.h>          // EEPROM
int addr = 0;

int potpin      = 0;       // analog pin used to connect the potentiometer
int ch1         = 5;       // PWM input
int val2;                  // variable to read the value from the analog pin
int buttonPin   = 11;      // caliberate button
int sensorValue = 0;       // the sensor value
int sensorMin   = 740;     // minimum sensor value
int sensorMax   = 0;       // maximum sensor value

void setup()
{
  myservo.attach(9);      // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object
  pinMode(ch1,        INPUT);
  pinMode(buttonPin,  INPUT);

  if (digitalRead(buttonPin)==     HIGH)
  {                                                        // ** ...cailable... ** //
    digitalWrite(12, HIGH);
   
      // write a 0 to all 512 bytes of the EEPROM
   for (int i = 0; i < 512; i++)                          // clear the EEPROM
   EEPROM.write(i, 0);
     
    // calibrate during the first five seconds
    while (millis() < 5000) {
      sensorValue = analogRead(potpin);

      // record the maximum sensor value
      if (sensorValue > sensorMax) {
        sensorMax = sensorValue;
      }
      // record the minimum sensor value
      if (sensorValue < sensorMin) {
        sensorMin = sensorValue;
      }
    }
   digitalWrite(12, LOW);
   EEPROM.write(addr, sensorMax);                          // wite max to the EEPROM
   EEPROM.write(addr, sensorMin);                          // wite min th the EEPROM
  }
}

void loop()
{
  sensorValue = analogRead(potpin);                                      // reads the value of the potentiometer (value between 0 and 1023)
  ch1 = pulseIn(5, HIGH, 25000);                                         // Read the pulse width of

  // apply the calibration to the sensor reading
  sensorValue = map(sensorValue, sensorMin, sensorMax, 0, 740);

  // in case the sensor value is outside the range seen during calibration
  sensorValue = constrain(sensorValue, 0, 740);

  val2 = map(ch1, 0, 1000, 0, 20);                                      // scale from 0 to 20 for the zero for the servo
  sensorValue = map(sensorValue, 0, 740, val2, 150);                    // scale it to use it with the servo (value between 0 and 180)
  myservo.write(sensorValue);                                           // sets the servo position according to the scaled value
  delay(5);                                                             // waits for the servo to get there
}
65  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: servo (knob) on: April 16, 2013, 12:02:04 pm
always use values from the eeprom unless the button has been pressed to calibarate which will clear the eeprom then write new values.
that's what I was thinking anyway. please say If I have missed anything.
66  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: servo (knob) on: April 16, 2013, 11:43:50 am
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so can I save the values to the arduino, I presume we have to use the eeprom?
What are "the values" that you want to save to EEPROM?

the max and min values that the calibrate function come up with
67  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: 12v PWM to 5v PWM on: April 16, 2013, 10:45:57 am
cool ok thanks for that
68  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: servo (knob) on: April 15, 2013, 03:41:24 pm
I have looked at the arduino examples but was struggling how to intergrade it in my code/ application
69  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: servo (knob) on: April 15, 2013, 03:19:27 pm
how do we go about writing this
70  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: 12v PWM to 5v PWM on: April 15, 2013, 03:17:10 pm
yes that is fine but as I have said is it worth putting some sort of protection after that e.g. the zener diode or something else as the supply is up and down and quite possibly having a few spikes in it which could harm the arduino
71  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: 12v PWM to 5v PWM on: April 15, 2013, 03:01:11 pm
that is fine but not if the voltage goes over 5v
72  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: servo (knob) on: April 15, 2013, 01:04:26 pm
all gone a bit quiet lol
73  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: 12v PWM to 5v PWM on: April 15, 2013, 12:54:52 pm
ok cool the 12v could veriate from 11-14v so would it be a good idea to put some protection on it like a 5.1v zener diode?
74  Using Arduino / General Electronics / 12v PWM to 5v PWM on: April 15, 2013, 12:05:22 pm
hi there the subject gives it away, I want to read a PWM on my arduino but the PWM is 12v so my question is what is the best way to drop the voltage down to 5 v for the arduino?
75  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: servo (knob) on: April 14, 2013, 11:44:48 am
as you can see I have added calibrate function what works fine, but when the arduino is powered down it forgets it range so can I save the values to the arduino, I presume we have to use the eeprom? how do we do that?


Code:
#include <Servo.h>

Servo myservo;             // create servo object to control a servo

int potpin     = 0;        // analog pin used to connect the potentiometer
int potpin2    = 1;        // analog pin used to connect the potentiometer
int val2;                  // variable to read the value from the analog pin
int buttonPin  = 11;       //caliberate button
int sensorValue = 0;       // the sensor value
int sensorMin  = 740;      // minimum sensor value
int sensorMax  = 0;        // maximum sensor value

void setup()
{
  myservo.attach(9);      // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object
  pinMode(buttonPin,  INPUT);

  if (digitalRead(buttonPin)==     HIGH)
  {                                                        // ** ...cailable... ** //
    digitalWrite(12, HIGH);
    // calibrate during the first five seconds
    while (millis() < 5000) {
      sensorValue = analogRead(potpin);

      // record the maximum sensor value
      if (sensorValue > sensorMax) {
        sensorMax = sensorValue;
      }
      // record the minimum sensor value
      if (sensorValue < sensorMin) {
        sensorMin = sensorValue;
      }
    }
    digitalWrite(12, LOW);
  }
}

void loop()
{
  sensorValue = analogRead(potpin);                                      // reads the value of the potentiometer (value between 0 and 1023)
  val2 = analogRead(potpin2);                                            // reads the value of the potentiometer (value between 0 and 1023)

  // apply the calibration to the sensor reading
  sensorValue = map(sensorValue, sensorMin, sensorMax, 0, 740);

  // in case the sensor value is outside the range seen during calibration
  sensorValue = constrain(sensorValue, 0, 740);

  val2 = map(val2, 0, 1023, 0, 20);                                    // scale from 0 to 10 for the zero for the servo
  sensorValue = map(sensorValue, 0, 740, val2, 150);                    // scale it to use it with the servo (value between 0 and 180)
  myservo.write(sensorValue);                                          // sets the servo position according to the scaled value
  delay(15);                                                            // waits for the servo to get there
}
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