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What I want to do:

I have a scratch built submarine:

This is a fun vid about the boat taken with a camera on another boat.  http://youtu.be/yEQdXlhVnpQ 

I want to throw out the current system and control the, at least, 8 relays off two channels, for ballast, piston, trim tanks etc.  I have written a sketch that does this however I want to automate the diving and surfacing routines.  I also want to add a pressure sensor to the bow and for example only start the 'pump out' when the boat has breached the surface. 

I was introduced to Arduino 4 weeks ago and have done bloody well.   Anyway, with this sketch I have replicated the current control of the sub, and now want to automate a dive and surface routine using the ballast, piston and trim tanks.  The only way to do this practically is to click the dive control lever to one side twice quickly.  A 'double click' if you will.

I can't seem to find anything to help with this and the forum is no help at all. 

I think a bit of coaching and I would be there.  Anyone help?

Cheers  John

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