Some pics of my DIY controller...

Discussion in 'Anything DIY Related' started by Boomslang, 31 Dec 2007.

  1. Boomslang

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    Hi All

    I know you guys like pictures, so here's a few of my controller I designed and built....

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    And a screenshot of the data the controller send to a PC...

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    Regards,
    Darius
     
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  3. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Wow, that's impressive. What functions can it perform?

    p.s. B&H No1 rocks :yeahdude:
     
  4. Kanga

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    Very impressive, yes please tell us what it controls
     
  5. Boomslang

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    Main features:
    Heaters
    Coolers
    Lights
    Top-up
    Doser
    Wave
    Moonlight on a 29 day simulated cycle
    Stats ssaved on controller (last 7 day min max temps, last 24hour temps at 1 hour intervals, how long the heaters was on, how long the coolers was on etc.)
    It send the current temp and the status of all the output ports to the pc at 1 min intervals.
    Regards,
     
  6. lIghty

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    Very neat, Controlled by a PIC?, What are the interfaces on the side for?
     
  7. Kanga

    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    WOW well done there really impressive
     
  8. Boomslang

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    Topup, temp probe, moonlights and PC.
     
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    What was the cost to make it ?
     
  10. Boomslang

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    The cost to make it is nothing compared to the amount of hours it took to write the software controlling it. I am planning on selling these in the very near future, but I can't advertise here without beeing a sponsor....

     
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    What are the three button for?
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Nice Job Boet Good To See The Diy Enthusiasts Are Still Alive.....
     
  13. Boomslang

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    To adjust the settings etc... ;)

     
  14. Mekaeel

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    wow.that is awsome.wouldve been great if you were a sponsor.what did it cost you?love to have one of those
     
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    Top work mate, i think if you could get this to manufacture stage it would be a great alternative - good luck with it.
     
  16. Boomslang

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    My plan is to sell them for +- R1700.. please don't take this post as advertising.... I am not selling anything a.t.m.... I am working on a plan to advertise it.

     
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    excellent price! for the features
     
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    very nice can i have one :thumbup: you can maybe advertise in the junk mail under fish or hobbies
     
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    any further developments on these controllers ? I am interested.
     
  20. Boomslang

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    Hi

    I am finished with the controllers. I have a guy in CPT testing one for me for the last 2.5 months, and no problems.

    I'm currently also working on another version with normal plugs (as you can see from the pic's, I am currently using PC/Kettle type plugs...mainly because the are cheap, small and more reliable than 2 prong plugs). The 3 prong version will be R350 or so more.

    I can upload the "Usermanual" for the controller to rapidshare, if you want to see all the features.

    Regards,
    Darius

    Edit to add: I can also customise the controller features/timers/bigger relays etc.
     
  21. Warr7207

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    SO when can we order.

    I want to control at least 4 x AC outputs but 6 would be better
     
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