New here, great forum with lots of great reading material!
I'm into the marine keeping hobby and love every second of it!
I'm planning my new tank: 2m long x 1m wide. I have decided to go the LED route DIY.
The nice thing about it is that you can simulate sunrise/sunset/clouds and lightning!
I found the BoostLED Typhon Controller: http://www.boostled.com/collections/frontpage/products/typhon-led-controller-kit
It is based on the ATMega328P Chip and is fully programmable.
The setup can simulate sunset and sunrise, my goal is to programe Lightning and clouds.
Each unit can controll 4 LED Drivers, so I need 3 of these units to control my 12 Drivers running 200 LEDs.
My first objective is to be able to link these 3 identical units together and create a web interface to setup the entire system.
The way they are now, you can set all the parameters on the LCD display, but I want to build a custom interface to set this up.
So my first question is, how do link the 3 units together and get stats over ethernet?
I would obviously need a ethernet arduino board as the master controller, and then run the 3 boards as slaves.
Is this possible?
The Arduino Sketch can be found here: http://www.boostled.com/pages/typhon-pre-programmed-sketch
My second objective is programming lightning. This will be done by keeeping the blue lights on and then flashing the white lights.
But first objective 1