Yeah i have got a breadboard just a cheap fleabay one.
Ok here we go. So i thought i will give some enlightenment before i post up a drawing to help talk through my goals. This is a little over kill i know but once i started i couldnt stop. I have a 3ft fish tank that i’m planing on turning into a paludarium, but i have gone a little over the top here as i started getting into micro climates a little too much. I will dial in the parameters first before adding any animals etc so please dont worry.
All my gear will be ran from a mini desktop case, so i have thought about heat and the safety side of this too. It will be mounted in a old pine dresser, space is tight so i’m worried about heat and venting air that will have highish humidity.
So to start of with i will need lighting, using a meanwell apc 35 500. I think i went ott on the LED side of things but have got them so i can switch to different effects from blues to reds to whites. That side of things is ok, it’s more about the control off items now.
So the RTC will give arduino the time, just in case of any power failures.
The arduino will turn on relay #1(NO) that is wired to Relay #2 (i might be able to get rid of this relay if i can program a good sketch) which will be set to (NC). This will open if one of the two temp sensors in the case and above the LED’s reaches a certain threshold. So in effect it is a safety device in case my equipment gets too hot or my fan above the LED’s stops working.
Fan #4 will be mounted above the active LED heatsink. Stupidly?? I thought this would be fun to operate via a light sensor rather then adding this to a sketch via timer. The fan speed is set to a manual pc fan controller that nicely fits in my case ^^
As you can see i haven’t given power to the sensors as of yet, and yellow is +12v and red is +5v. This is going to get complicated but i do enjoy the learning curve.