I am a complete newb here and have found my skills are a little rusty.
(also tech has changed a little as well, I used to programme in HEX and occasionally BASIC if I was lucky.)
This project has kind of developed a lot faster than my skills… but my timescales have shrunk.
As a prototype for a I think I can do everything with the bits I have, but would really appreciate any help you could give me.
Certainly since the last time (before the last manic 13 days) programming was a wee bit different.
I know that many OPs get asked for code…….
I do not have any, other than a few stand alone bits such as display libraries and the examples. Although I do have the very early code which proved the Arduino range can provide me with the capabilities (And the vacant drool on my face is testament to the lack of my capabilities) I do have some pictures of the current set up… By the way, one of the available,Nanos has been epoxy potted and is effectively unchangeable (it was the easiest way to allow me to pick up and move my test rig without wires moving, Am having enough problems learning code, let alone trying work out if failure is code-or loose wire.
Anyhow, I ramble as always… the plan is as follows:-
Need to construct a control system for a machine in abut two days… (This is this point I say I need help, and the doctors come )
So I have a simulation of the machine input panel:-
This has a Nano potted in the back. The plan would be to use the serial port to send the condition of the 6 buttons that are used… they are all latching switches, and two analogue voltages.
I want to display some pertinent info on the LCD, maybe mode, speed, direction or something along the lines of that on the input panel (Arduino Nano with16,2 LCS1602) (all potted).
That information needs to be sent by the two available TX/RX pins to what will be the CPU (Arduino mega) this will provide necessary logic on the inputs, send the information to a Uno with a 2.8" display. Then send any relevant info back to the LCD on the input panel and activates an 8 gang solid state relay module that interfaces to the machine…
Further is available… but is this even possible?
It is good to be outside you comfort zone, but I could not now see my comfort zone on a good day with a powerful telescope… Please Help