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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:54 pm Post subject: Built a 4 channel Timmer; Is anyone interested in a guide? Reply with quote

 I've  made  a  4  channel  timer  for  my  7G  nano.  The  timer  turns  the  lights  on  at  8am,  then  turns  them  off  at  12,  again  turning  them  on  at  4  and  turning  them  off  at  8pm.  It  also  turns  on  a  3W  LED  ambient  light  on  at  4pm  and  turns  it  off  at  9pm.  Its  got  a  screen  on  it  that  also  acts  as  a  digital  clock,  and  it  monitors  the  room  temperature  as  well.  
 
 It  can  be  used  to  automate  various  things  in  the  aquarium  such  as  lights,  CO2,  Fertilizer  dosing,  auto  top  offs  etc
 
 Most  commonly  available  timers  only  feature  one  channel  and  are  highly  unintuitive  if  you  wish  to  set  anything  more  than  a  simple  morning  on  and  evening  off  schedule.  And  still  cost  anywhere  from  700INR  to  1600INR.  
 
 My  module  has  4  channels,  is  rated  at  10A,  has  a  bright  screen  to  display  time  and  even  tells  ambient  temperature.  All  this,  while  costing  less  than  2000,  including  every  single  thing  that  I  needed.  To  me  it  costed  much  less,  since  I  had  all  the  components  already  with  me  from  previous  projects.  
 
 I  would  love  write  a  tutorial  for  it,  if  anyone  is  interested.  It  requires  no  soldering,  school  level  electronics  knowledge  and  ability  to  handle  a  computer,  thats  all.
 
 
 
 This  has  been  running  on  my  nano  since  a  few  weeks,  but  one  of  the  modules  inside  the  unit  was  inadequate  and  hence  the  timer  used  drift  in  time,  however  that  has  been  sorted  now  and  hence  Im  writin  this  post.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:49 pm Post subject: Re: Built a 4 channel Timmer; Is anyone interested in a guid Reply with quote

 Ashwin
 Please  do  post  a  tutorial.  It  will  definitely  help  IAH   community.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:17 am Post subject: Re: Built a 4 channel Timmer; Is anyone interested in a guid Reply with quote

 Ashwin  please  share  the  details,   if  possible  share  the  link  to  procure  required   components
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:19 am Post subject: Re: Built a 4 channel Timmer; Is anyone interested in a guid Reply with quote

 Yes  sir,  along  with  details  of  where  you  got  the  components  from,  and  the  relevant  pricing.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:46 pm Post subject: Re: Built a 4 channel Timmer; Is anyone interested in a guid Reply with quote

                                                   
Mrp123  wrote  (View  Post):                

 Ashwin
 Please  do  post  a  tutorial.  It  will  definitely  help  IAH   community.
                 
                                                 
Mrp123  wrote  (View  Post):                

 Ashwin
 Please  do  post  a  tutorial.  It  will  definitely  help  IAH   community.
                 
                                                 
alextvino  wrote  (View  Post):                

 Ashwin  please  share  the  details,   if  possible  share  the  link  to  procure  required   components
                 

 
 Thanx  for  showing  interest  in  the  project!
 
 Im  not  very  good  at  writing  tutorials,  and  I'm  lazy  AF  too,  so  I'll  start  by  merely  listing  the  components  and  the  cost  and  a  brief  description  of  the  item.  The  detail  Tutorial  will  be  posted  once  I'm  done  writing  it.  Chuckle
 

     
  •  12v  Power  Adapter  
     COST:  INR185.00  
     Description:  Main  Power  Source
     
  •  Jumper  Wires  
     COST:  INR230.00  
     Description:  Will  be  used  for  interconnection,  listing  has  much  more  than  what  you'll  need  for  the  project  but  they  are  handy  otherwise.  No  Soldering  required  anywhere  thanx  to  these.
     
  • Arduino  UNO  
     COST:  INR413.00  
     Description:  Main  controller  for  the  whole  project.  We  will  be  writing  code  in  this  board,  and  connecting  all  other  components  to  it  using  our  jumpers
     
  • 4  Channel  Relay  Board  
     COST:  INR  276.00  
     Description:  Will  be  used  to  turn  our  lights  ON  or  OFF.
     
  • LCD  Screen
     COST:  INR  397.00
     Description:  Optional  component  if  you  wish  to  see  the  ambient  temperature,  Time  or  anything  else.  Personally  I  find  projects  with  their  own  display  utterly  cool!  Chuckle  
     
  • Real  Time  Clock(RTC)  module
     COST:  INR222.00
     Description:  Used  to  maintain  time  in  the  project.  It  also  has  an  onboard  temperature  sensor  which  we  can  use  if  needed.
     
  •  Misc  Electronics:
     [i]  Project  Box:  Plastic  box  with  lid  is  appropriate,  is  available  in  any  large  general  store  or  utensil  shop  
     COST:  Should  be  around  50-100  depending  upon  size  you  choose.
     [ii]  Electric  Wires:  We  need  about  5ft  max.  Any  gauge  will  work.  
     COST:  INR10?  
     [iii]  Wall  Sockets:  Max  4,  minimum  1,  depends  how  many  sockets  you  want.
     COST:  Varies,  range  from  30-200
     

 Total  Cost   
 Electronics:  INR1723.00
 Misc:  INR200-300
 Total:  ~INR2000
 Software  you  need  to  download:
 
 
 Download  Size:  <100MB
 
 
 This  is  the  first  post  in  a  series,  in  the  next  post  I'll  map  how  to  connect  all  the  devices  together.  Take  care  guys!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:52 am Post subject: Re: Built a 4 channel Timmer; Is anyone interested in a guid Reply with quote

 Nice  build  Eagerly  waiting  for  more!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:43 pm Post subject: Re: Built a 4 channel Timmer; Is anyone interested in a guid Reply with quote

                                                   
Preeths  wrote  (View  Post):                

 Nice  build  Eagerly  waiting  for  more!!
                 

 
 Thanx!
 
 Here  is  schematic  on  how  all  the  components  connect  to  each  other.
 
 
 While  it  looks  confusing,  its  pretty  straight  forward.  All  components  come  with  male  headers,  all  you  need  to  do  is  use  your  female-male  jumper  cables  to  join  the  ports.  Heres  the  text  schematic:
 
 Screen:
 SCK  is  LCD  serial  clock  (SCLK)  -  this  is  pin  13  on  Arduino  Uno
 MOSI  is  LCD  DIN  -  this  is  pin  11  on  an  Arduino  Uno
 Data/Command  select  (D/C)  -  pin  5  
 LCD  chip  select  (CS)  -  pin  4
 LCD  reset  (RST)  -  pin  3
 GND  -  GND
 VCC  -  5V
 BL  -  pin  2
 
 RTC  Module:
 SDA  -  A4
 SCL  -  A5
 GND  -  GND
 VCC  -  3.3V
 
 4  Channel  Relay  Module:
 IN1  -  10
 IN2  -  9
 IN3  -  8
 IN4  -  7
 GND  -  GND
 VCC  -  VIN
 
 Wiring  the  Relays  is  a  bit  tricky  to  explain  graphically.  I'll  explain  in  short  how  we're  looking  at  controlling  the  devices.  A  relay  is  basically  an  ON/OFF  switch  that  can  be  triggered  electronically.  So  when  the  relay  is  ON,  there  is  circuit  being  made  and  when  its  off  the  circuit  is  broken.  We  incorporate  it  into  our  project  by  connecting  the  one  wire  coming  from  AC  mains  to  one  point  of  the  socket  and  the  other  wire   from  the  main  goes  in  the  C1  port  of  the  relay.  We  will  then  attach  another  wire  to  the  C2  port  of  the  relay  which  will  connect  to  the  other  point  of  the  socket.
 
 When  the  relay  is  On,  there  is  a  connection  between  C1  and  C2  and  the  Socket  will  be  "ON"  when  the  relay  is  OFF,  the  connection  is  broken  and  the  Socket  is  OFF.
 
 I  hope  I've  been  clear  with  the  instructions  so  far,  I'll  explain  the  programming  part  in  the  next  tutorial.  You  can  shoot  a  question  if  you  have  any  doubt.  Take  Care!  Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:45 pm Post subject: Re: Built a 4 channel Timmer; Is anyone interested in a guid Reply with quote

 great
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:13 am Post subject: Re: Built a 4 channel Timmer; Is anyone interested in a guid Reply with quote

 nice..
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:05 pm Post subject: Re: Built a 4 channel Timmer; Is anyone interested in a guid Reply with quote

 Good  one  Ashwin...  Will  you  be  sharing  the  code  too???
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:24 pm Post subject: Re: Built a 4 channel Timmer; Is anyone interested in a guid Reply with quote

                                                   
josyjames  wrote  (View  Post):                
Good  one  Ashwin...  Will  you  be  sharing  the  code  too???                

 
 Hey  shelly
 Good  to  see  you  after  a  very  long  time!
 
 Yes,  I  will  be  sharing  the  code,  and  I'll  explain  how  it  works  as  well,  its  quite  simple  really.  In  the  meantime,  I  remember  you've  got  excellent  DIY  skills,  why  not  post  something  of  your  own  as  well?  Also,  in  case  you've  got  any  ideas  about  getting  tech  into  the  tanks  I'd  love  to  be  a  part  of  it  Drinking
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