Hello People, i know i’ve been a very inactive member of this community, but i remain an arduino fan, mostly because of work, i’ve been really busy with projects, learning how to use industrial PLC’s and its applications, anyways, so at work, i got involved in a little project, is a heatshrink device, all it does it heats up a metal fixture to a certain temperature, and you place a “splice protector” is a plastic transparent case to protect fiber optic, so far i have pretty much all covered, im using a PID controller and a solid state relay to regulate temperature, except the time the “splice protector” needs to be inside the fixture, all i need is set a timer for about a minute, so i was thinking of using 2 buttons, a buzzer, and an arduino micro, i already convinced my boss to get the arduinos, lol, i want to use one button to star a countdown or count up to 60 seconds, then once it reaches 60, or 0 if countdown, to pulse the buzzer so the operator knows the “splice protector” is ready, and then push another button to reset the count, i am pretty amateur with code, even “primitive” if you’d like, so i wanted to ask for some guidance regarding the code, how can i make a count from 60 to 0 or viceversa? can i activate some kind of shift registers? or read a pwm? any help is appreciated thanks!
this is what the little box for the heatshrink device looks like:
Assembly.PDF (289 KB)