Experience with Raspberry Pi as a controller

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  1. madmatt

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    Any one have any experience with a raspberry pi as a reef controller and monitoring system.
    Any feed back and the how's and what's you did would be greatly appreciated. Unit is
    Raspberry Pi 2 model B v1.1
    2014
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    Hi.

    I've been looking at this too. There are some probes available but they are freakishly expensive.

    The best I could come up with was using a Seneye monitor connected to the pi and send the data through to my pc, works extremely well but would be cool to use individual probes that don't require slides. I'm going to add a salinity probe first and connect it to a webserver to send me the data, let me know if you're interested in that.

    If you do decide to get some probes, connect them to an Arduino controller and the Arduino to the pi, then you can use analog probes and convert the signal to digital which you can send to a webserver or whatever you want to use it for.

    Also, if you can get a rpi 3 you get wifi built in which is always handy.

    Hope this helps a bit.
     
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    Where you get the probes from.
    Was going to look at communica.
    Im still in the dark with this as I have no clue what's what. I have a mate near by that has some knowledge on this. So I'm doing it with him.
    I'm trying to gather info and tracks my side.
     
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    Trying to find all the links I saved but these guys have PH, dissolved oxygen and temperature sensors but like I said they're pricey https://www.riecktron.co.za/en/category/136. You might be better off ordering them from abroad. I'd be keen to help on this project if you want. I wrote a webapp you could use to submit data, graph it and send out alerts which can be useful.
     
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    That would be cool of you. Then I can pass it onto my mate.
     
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    You can use DS18B20 temperature probes. Just waterproof them if needed

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