Anyone play around with Arduino? Are they reliable? May use one to control light cycles, Flood cycles, vent/RH control. Been doing a little youtubeing looks not too bad on the programing end.
Yes, you want to control light intensity with PWM? Many projects do this, and you should start with a breadboard, a couple resistors and LEDs. Then watch some tutorials on "analogwrite". Once you're confident your code works then you can try to apply your analog output to the real circuit you want to controlLol cool ya been looking at both but I'm a little old to learn the raspberry code. Most of my stuff will be on-off.
Are you doing any light ramping? Would be cool to do some far red ramp to bright then ramp back down to the red befor off.
Im very interested in this, like how much to build all of it, and how well has it been working for you, environment automation is the only way my ass is gonna get some repeatable environmental patterns lol im all over the mapTo to basic things is not difficult at all, want proof?View attachment 31750
Shit may look janky but been controling my lights and environment reliably with it. I got pissed when the 3rd hydrostore timer took a shit on me in a month.
You should see some of the smack talk that happens on the arduino forums, rough gettin taken to schooled by a 10 year old but all for a good cause.
If y'all are serious I'll throw down a parts list and give you my code. I have to do a rewrite so I am gonna be getting a refresh on programming anyway.
@dstroy uses a raspi for most of his stuff and is miles beyond me.
I feel I’d need to rewire my brain/learn from the basics. Any good places to start/tips?
As a soil grower this is similar to translating mandarin...
Cost for what is on that board is about 60 bucks, 15 for each of the arduino unos, 10 bucks for the 8 relay board, 5 for the 4 relay board, 5 for each of the battery backup clocks, 5 bucks for each temp and humidity sensor. So far as reliability that all depends on code and construction, parts are basically same quality as what you see on products like inkbird.Im very interested in this, like how much to build all of it, and how well has it been working for you, environment automation is the only way my ass is gonna get some repeatable environmental patterns lol im all over the map