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Greeting All

I am here to share my experience in building a controller for a hydroponic system at my home.

On like "Billie's Hydroponic Controller I will be controlling Ph, ORP, EC and DO with probes from atlas scientific on the 4 channel Tentacle Shield from white box. All on a UNO.

I will also be using an I2C serial 4X20 display along with a 2 axis analog joy stick for the user interface.

Control out will be done through a relay shield

Once I have mastered the coding for the control I will then add an Ethernet shield for data logging and network monitoring. The logged data will be time/date stamped with data from a I2C real time clock module.

I do have concerns about ruining out of memory in the UNO but time.....coding will tell


Here is an update on my progress.
I can tell you I pulled out a few hear in getting the I2C communication working on atlas probes.
Can you say "learning curve" Fortunately  atlas give you a pretty good sample code, and modifying the  code so the it doesn't use the delay() script was a bit tricky because the probes can only be read ever 1300 millisecond. Finally there was the usual modification for getting there function to interact with my original code

Currently the entire program dose not have any delay() in the loop which keeps the navigation via the joystick very responsive.

I have also ensured that the LCD text doesn't flicker.

here is a video of what I have so far
Hydroponic Controller

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