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salsaman

Forgot to post that I added an LCD before taking off 10 days ago-- here counting down the initial delay:




I inadvertently made a "step switch" by mounting it in two plastic shoebox lids (held together with gaffer's tape, of course...:).

Also discovered that twist ties can make nice jumper wires...:o
My Arduino blog: http://jmsarduino.blogspot.com
Comprehensive (?) Arduino-compatible board list: http://tinyurl.com/allarduinos

dcb

#6
Jun 17, 2008, 01:22 pm Last Edit: Jun 17, 2008, 01:29 pm by dcb Reason: 1
Step switch, LOL!  FYI, have you factored in the 9 hour millis rollover?

http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1200662708

If you are getting a new lastPumpTime @ 6 hours, you should never get a time = 12 hours;

salsaman

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Jun 17, 2008, 04:50 pm Last Edit: Jun 17, 2008, 04:51 pm by salsaman Reason: 1
D'oh!!!

Thanks for pointing that out!

...so, did you notice I'm a newbie?!

At least I won't come crying to the forum when I get home next Monday and find the plants dead!
My Arduino blog: http://jmsarduino.blogspot.com
Comprehensive (?) Arduino-compatible board list: http://tinyurl.com/allarduinos

kreneskyp

have you considered using a web front end so it can be controlled remotely?

this guy has done some of the proof of concept work for web->arduino connection.
http://blog.datasingularity.com/?p=50

I'd be interested in helping out with that.  I currently have a commercial timer for my sprinkler system but i'd like something with more robust scheduling and more importantly i'd like to be able to control it remotely.  I recently went on a vacation and while i was gone for 2 weeks the weather shifted from 60deg cloudy/rainy days to 75 and sunny.  I had the waterign schedule set for the former and nearly every seedling i planted was cooked.  


amml2000

Hey there, I am also starting a very similar project, only got my arduino =) It includes automatic watering, growlights, temperature and humidity regulation. I was wondering, do you know of a way how to measure the ph of the soil?

Plus please keep us updated with ur project, Im so glad If i dont have to write it all by myself =)

Adrian

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