I do not know where to turn at this point. I have wanted to do this project for a couple years now and have watched countless videos, googled and attempted to learn to write the appropriate code but I am struggling. I want to build a mister for a reptile enclosure but am completely stuck on the Arduino code. I am really hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I don't think it's overly complicated but for someone with no experience in this it's been a big challenge. I really want to build this myself and not buy one, the only thing holding this up is this programming.
Here is what I want to do:
I want to program the Arduino to control a pump by way of a relay. The pump will pump water through a misting tip to mist the reptile cage.
I'm looking to have a display, 4 buttons to program and a relay that runs the pump.
My plan for the buttons is this:
1-Will scroll through the 3 options in a menu
2 & 3 will set the values for those options, one goes up the other goes down.
4- The final button will start the program.
The 3 screens with settings are:
1- Delay (in hours) - How much time before the first time the relay is triggered leading to a misting.
2-Frequency of misting(in hours) - After the delay timer hits 0 and mists this timer starts. When it reaches 0 it activates the relay leading to another misting then starts counting down again in a loop. i.e. Every 4 hours mist.
3- How long to mist for (In seconds)- How long to leave the relay open for misting into the cage before stopping.
Once those three values are set the 4th button is pressed and the program runs and the Delay timer starts. Then the program will run until the power is turned off.
I hope that was clear and there are some kind people out there to help me figure out what to do. Thank you all!