Hello there, first time posting.
I'm installing a new backyard/pool, and I wanted to build a decorative feature to go with the theme.
I have an adafruit fx board, external speakers, sprinkler valves, and the blower motor from an old jacuzzi tub.
I wanted to make a "geyser" from some fake rocks that would light up, make some noise, and fire a few seconds of water into the air--maybe once an hour so.
I figured arduino would be a good place to control these things. I've never worked with it though I've done a bit of electrical project works in my spare time.
I'm looking for some ground level guidance with regard to the arduino materials I'd most likely need.
The components I have laid out.
- water line from sprinklers, tapped off to be used to fill a reservoir.
- DC sprinkler zone valve
- reservoir with a float switch (to tell the sprinkler valve when to open/fill/close)
- water reservoir
- some exterior speakers / adafruit audio fx board / fake boulders (haven't made them yet)
- jacuzzi blower motor
- AC powered LED lights for effect
Order of steps:
- once powered the unit has a time that counts down about 30 minutes for the first firing and then about 60 for each time after.
- once the timer hits, the speakers and lights turn on.
- blower turns on to fire the water up and out
- as the tank water lowers, the float switch trips to open the valve
- the tank begins to refill.
- when the FX are done (just about 10 seconds or so) the blower/sound/lights shut off in revers order.
- once the tank fills, the float switch will trigger the valve to close and stop filling.
- wait for new timer to trigger the events.
I'd love for anyone to offer some guidance or input.
Thanks for being patient and taking a look.