Ok, I think I have the layout fixed for this project, so back to the real reason for this tread. Choosing hardware:
I will go with the Arduino Mega 2560 Rev3, with the discussed Stepper Motors, Servos, pH Probe, Temperature Sensor, Laser, Photocell, 8-Channel Relay Module, Color Sensor, Vibrating Motor, Ethernet Module, RTC Sheild and a handfull of 5 & 12 volt power adaptors. Screen will be the µLCD43PT or µLCD-32PT.
But that alone will not get me very far. So for some other stuff I will ask for yours help a bit more. Considering that I have nothing to start with, not even a soldering kit (could not be bothered to bring anything with me after my divorce, just wanted to escape as quickly as possible
), so I'm starting completely from scratch, and really don't have a clue about the scale of this project here...
So the stuff I think that I will need for this, and maybe some future projects. I have the ideas, just not the skills... Yet
My shopping list of bits and bobs so far: (everything will be ordered from ElectroDragon, at the least the things they carry, hence the links)2.8″ LCD Digital Multimeter (Current, Voltage, Capacitance, Resistance)3mm LED Pack (5 Kinds x 10PCS)Resistor Kit (30 Kinds x 20 PCs, 1/4W)Breadboard w/Side Power ChannelsFlexible Breadboard Solderless Jumper Wires SetDupont Breadboard Jumper Cable Wire Kit (APPROX 65 pcs, Male to Male)30PCs Soldering Wires (10 CM)Goot Super Soldering Flux
(Need to do some stainless steel soldering)220V – 45W Soldering Iron (Adjustable Temperature)Best Cheap Soldering Flux Resin/Colophony5PCS 74HC Series [74HC595]F/M 40P Prototype Cable (Female & Male End)DC Power Module (Breadboard Friendly)Pototyping Bended Metal Jumper (for Breadboard or Soldering)
And I see some other exotic things like:
Inductor Pack Kit (12 Kinds x 10PCS)
Zener Diode Regulator 1/2W 0.5W 2.4V-8.2V (14Kinds * 10Pcs)
General Diode Pack (8 Kinds,100 Pcs Totally)
50V Ceramic Capacitor Kit (30 Kinds x 10 PCs)
3296 Potentiometer / Adjustable Resistor (13Kinds * 1Pcs)
I don't know what these things do for now, but is it something I should stock? They are cheap anyway, and will not blow my budget. It would be a bit sad too need something and have to wait for shipping and pay shipping cost again, if I can avoid it.
Really should get around and order the things so I can get my mind of this for a while. Have some exams in about 4 weeks, and should really have to study a bit. Building will start on my next trip at sea in about 6 weeks
Any ideas on what I should stock, is much welcome.