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Author Topic: 44 Gallon Pentagon Corner Tank LED Hood - DIY Build + EXTRAS  (Read 723083 times)

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Offline nitram38

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44 Gallon Pentagon Corner Tank LED Hood - DIY Build + EXTRAS
« Reply #885 on: February 10, 2013, 09:36:03 AM »
Screen/arduino now working glitch free!

Now to work on my auto water changer/auto top up system that will be time controlled from the arduino aquarium panel timer.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2013, 09:38:25 AM by nitram38 »

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Re: 44 Gallon Pentagon Corner Tank LED Hood - DIY Build + EXTRAS
« Reply #886 on: February 11, 2013, 11:55:09 PM »
After 2 hours of soldering wires and 24 hours of test, I can confirm it works. Thank you nitram38.



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44 Gallon Pentagon Corner Tank LED Hood - DIY Build + EXTRAS
« Reply #887 on: February 12, 2013, 06:37:59 AM »
You should be thanking braecottage!

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Re: 44 Gallon Pentagon Corner Tank LED Hood - DIY Build + EXTRAS
« Reply #888 on: February 12, 2013, 06:41:40 AM »
You should be thanking braecottage!

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Re: 44 Gallon Pentagon Corner Tank LED Hood - DIY Build + EXTRAS
« Reply #889 on: February 12, 2013, 03:33:32 PM »
isacco
That is a really nice looking build. I think I am going to have to get a larger box for mine don't have room for internet board and ph stamps
can you tell me what that box is (size) or where it cam from :)

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44 Gallon Pentagon Corner Tank LED Hood - DIY Build + EXTRAS
« Reply #890 on: February 12, 2013, 03:51:19 PM »
Love to connect mine to the Internet!

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Re: 44 Gallon Pentagon Corner Tank LED Hood - DIY Build + EXTRAS
« Reply #891 on: February 12, 2013, 05:05:16 PM »
I have 2 Jarduino units built one with all the proto boards and one that is going to just control led lighting over a tank I have ordered a few leds for it some deep red and some royal blues and a few cool white. Now just need to find a good heat sink I am leaning towards aluminum U Chanel 68 inches long X4 with 3 inch spacing for the leds. I will be trying this all out on my 180/gal FRESHwater tank that has Discus and will be adding in several large sword plants first. Just to get a feel for applying this to my reef tank system.
I will be using a 48v 400w 8.3A Psu to run 4 LDD-1000h led drivers then using jarduino to control the individual drivers LDD drivers will be mounted on a small board with power and pwm screw terminals all this will be housed in a proto box from Radio Shack or a ABS box from online some where


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Re: 44 Gallon Pentagon Corner Tank LED Hood - DIY Build + EXTRAS
« Reply #892 on: February 12, 2013, 07:50:05 PM »
Thanks dale, you definately get a larger box. I get this for the small space where will be placed, but itīs a pain working in there cabeling and connecting everything. The box is 15cmx10cm (widestxlongest) Here are some inside pics.


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Re: 44 Gallon Pentagon Corner Tank LED Hood - DIY Build + EXTRAS
« Reply #893 on: February 16, 2013, 09:01:49 PM »
Hi all, i don't know if it's the right place for my asking : I 'am on trying to install in my Mega 2560 R2+Itead shield v1.1+Itead 3.2S touch with Arduino 1.03 soft but when compiling the Jarduino 1.2 beta i have this error message :



If some one could Help ....

regards Marc

EDIT :

I play with some exemple sketch coming from libraries. I am able to run screen and touch function only with sample coming from UTFT and UTouch Library.

Marc
« Last Edit: February 16, 2013, 10:08:54 PM by Idefixes »

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Re: 44 Gallon Pentagon Corner Tank LED Hood - DIY Build + EXTRAS
« Reply #894 on: February 16, 2013, 10:25:36 PM »
Most likely the DS1307 library is out of place (or incorrect library), or you don't have the correct Arduino board selected under "tools."

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Re: 44 Gallon Pentagon Corner Tank LED Hood - DIY Build + EXTRAS
« Reply #895 on: February 16, 2013, 11:06:15 PM »
Correct arduino must selected as i can transfer exemple sketch coming from UTFT et Utouch library and they are running. The DS1307 library is the one coming from "arduino-0022-JarduinoPatch"

Marc

EDIT : It's a lot better with the right version for me V1.2 with UTFT lib
« Last Edit: February 16, 2013, 11:26:54 PM by Idefixes »

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44 Gallon Pentagon Corner Tank LED Hood - DIY Build + EXTRAS
« Reply #896 on: February 17, 2013, 11:38:57 AM »
I've managed to obtain a small 2A 13.6/12v DC uninterruptible power supply for free. I'm going to add a 2.4Ah battery.
This will supply the arduino during power failures and will prevent the feeder operating on power restoration.
This will prevent possible over feeding.

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Re: 44 Gallon Pentagon Corner Tank LED Hood - DIY Build + EXTRAS
« Reply #897 on: February 18, 2013, 10:38:58 PM »
Hi everyone, I'm pretty new at doing this LED stuff and need some help on LED drivers.

I intend to use two arduinos with Jarduino 1.2 for my turtle and guinea pigs so they get better lighting and a resemblance of a day/night cycle with the LEDs. I'm looking for dimmable LED driver for the guinea pigs. The turtle tank should do with the Inventronics 700mw 40w drivers, but they're too powerful for the few LEDs on the pigs. All the low-power LED drivers I can find (eg. Mean Well) aren't dimmable. The turtles will continue to have a incandescent heat lamp.

I'm using all Cree LEDs with 40 degree lenses:
Turtle tank (48" wide): 6x XT-E natural white, 4 XT-E royal blue
Guinea pigs: 3x XT-E natural white, 2 XT-E royal blue

So as you can see it's not as complex as your reef lighting but if you know of any low-power dimmable LED drivers that I can use with the Jarduino that would be great!

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Re: 44 Gallon Pentagon Corner Tank LED Hood - DIY Build + EXTRAS
« Reply #898 on: February 18, 2013, 11:09:26 PM »
The majority of LED drivers can control (and accept) a range of voltages.  Check the specs of whatever drivers you're looking at.  See "Vmin" and "Vmax" allowances.  For instance, I use Cree's (around 3V each) with RECOM LED drivers (RCD-24 series), and for the drivers in that series the Vmin is 3 or 4 Volts (So as few as one XT-E), up to Vmax = 35V (so as many as 9 or 10 Cree's).  In other words, those particular drivers can control and dim approximately 1 to 10 Cree's if wired in Series.  And like I said, most other drivers have acceptable Voltage ranges.  You don't have to max each one out.  In fact, it's good not to overload them...  Anyway, RECOMs can be a bit pricey (albeit extremely reliable), and there's much less expensive options.  You can get one of these for each channel/color: http://www.ebay.com/itm/high-efficient-led-driver-for-0-35-and-0-7-and-1A-good-for-use-with-Arduino-/370632520478?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item564b6b731e,

or this one which has 6 in one: http://www.ledsee.com/index.php/new-products/arduino-6-channel-led-shield-035-07-1a-detail

I haven't used either of those, but others have with success.  Again, there are many more options out there (and on top of the plethora of choices, you can choose from LED drivers with separate Power Supplies, or all-in-ones).  Maybe some else can give some recommendations.  I'm always hesitant to recommend something I've never personally tried myself...

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Re: 44 Gallon Pentagon Corner Tank LED Hood - DIY Build + EXTRAS
« Reply #899 on: February 19, 2013, 11:50:15 AM »
Hi Jamie,

i would like to know is it possible to pwm via i2c. 
i want to build this driver https://github.com/TeraHz/I2C-LED-Driver.

TIA,
ali