Some pics of my DIY controller...

Joined
25 Jun 2007
Posts
88
Reaction score
0
Hi All

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

_DSC02630.jpg


DSC02647.jpg


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

fan_chart.jpg


Regards,
Darius
 

viper357

Admin
Joined
4 May 2007
Posts
29,894
Reaction score
1,412
Wow, that's impressive. What functions can it perform?

p.s. B&H No1 rocks :yeahdude:
 

Kanga

Retired Moderator
Joined
7 May 2007
Posts
4,576
Reaction score
23
Location
In the Koeberg blast radius
Very impressive, yes please tell us what it controls
 
Joined
25 Jun 2007
Posts
88
Reaction score
0
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,
 

Kanga

Retired Moderator
Joined
7 May 2007
Posts
4,576
Reaction score
23
Location
In the Koeberg blast radius
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,
WOW well done there really impressive
 
Joined
25 Jun 2007
Posts
88
Reaction score
0
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....

What was the cost to make it ?
 

leslie hempel

Sponsor
Joined
7 May 2007
Posts
17,169
Reaction score
1,032
Location
Gonubie East London
Nice Job Boet Good To See The Diy Enthusiasts Are Still Alive.....
 

Mike

Retired Moderator
Joined
12 May 2007
Posts
7,859
Reaction score
31
Location
the Motherland
Top work mate, i think if you could get this to manufacture stage it would be a great alternative - good luck with it.
 
Joined
25 Jun 2007
Posts
88
Reaction score
0
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.

wow.that is awsome.wouldve been great if you were a sponsor.what did it cost you?love to have one of those
 
Joined
16 Nov 2007
Posts
1,010
Reaction score
14
Location
Richards bay
very nice can i have one :thumbup: you can maybe advertise in the junk mail under fish or hobbies
 
Joined
28 Dec 2007
Posts
12,781
Reaction score
31
Location
JHB
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.
any further developments on these controllers ? I am interested.
 
Joined
25 Jun 2007
Posts
88
Reaction score
0
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.
 
Joined
28 Dec 2007
Posts
12,781
Reaction score
31
Location
JHB
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.
SO when can we order.

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

Similar threads


Top