This is a question about “general approaches and feasibility”.
I used to do VB programming, but the rest of this is all new to me.
I need to accurately control the temperature in a room, where day-old chicks are housed.
I’ve come to the conclusion that I can use Arduino for this (together with a few LM35 temp sensors,
a picaxe-serial LCD module, an AZL relay board 4ch 5V Arduino, a small 12V waterpump, and a Hi speed 12V DC fan). I would also like to plug in a network cable, to see what is going on, on my laptop about 50m away.
My algorithm looks like this:
If InsideTemp < 32°C then
If OutsideTemp > 32°C then
HeatingFan On, WaterPump off, Heater Off, Alarm Off, Beeper Off, CoolingFan off
Elseif WaterTemp > 32°C then
HeatingFan off, WaterPump on, Heater Off, Alarm Off, Beeper Off, CoolingFan off
If WaterTemp < 45°C then
HeatingFan off, WaterPump off, Heater On, Alarm On, Beeper Off, CoolingFan off
elseif InsideTemp > 40°C then
HeatingFan off, WaterPump off, Heater Off, Alarm Off, Beeper Off, CoolingFan on
HeatingFan off, WaterPump off, Heater Off, Alarm Off, Beeper Off, CoolingFan off
I would like to see on the LCD module, and also on my Laptop:
OutsideTemp, InsideTemp, WaterTemp, and the status of everything that can be on or off.
I have not bought any hardware yet. Any suggestions, comments or advice will be highly appreciated.