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Old 12-24-2012, 06:42 AM
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Default New Jarduino build gets started

Well, I finally broke down and have ordered most of the parts to build my own Arduino based controller based on the Jarduino. For starters this will control my DIY LED build, heaters, and skimmer and fuge lights. If I can get a few other relay's figured out I'll also include main return pump etc.
Also to dim my LED's I'm going to try and get a hold of those Meanwell LDD1000H drivers. If anyone knows where I can source some, can you please let me know? thanks.
Pics will come as I get the parts in the mail. So far have $112 invested
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I ordered most everything too.... just waiting on everything to show.

The LDD-1000H's are hard to come by right now. Mouser has them in stock, but at twice the cost. The couple of other places I found either don't ship to Canada, or they only use UPS ($$$). Try "Octopart" it's great when trying to find electronic parts. I picked up 4 of the 600's where I got my power supply, but haven't had luck getting the 700's or 1000's yet. (out of stock) If you find a place.... let me know.

I also have a couple of the PCB's coming that hold 4 of the LDD's.
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:35 PM
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Sweet. Might be good to have someone to bounce ideas off of. I'm trying to get a hold of 4 of those boards too from a guy who has extra on RC.
I'm looking at getting some of those drivers from someplace I can't mention here. PM me if you need some and I can see if we can double up on an order if they're available.
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Definitely sounds good.... I should have most of my things in the next week or two. Haven't decided if I want to go PWM for the fans or just use relays yet.

Don't know if you knew or not... but Modular LED had a sale on heatsinks.
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I actually saw that about 2 hours after I ordered my stuff from somewhere else. Du'oh!
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Sweet. Might be good to have someone to bounce ideas off of. I'm trying to get a hold of 4 of those boards too from a guy who has extra on RC.
I'm looking at getting some of those drivers from someplace I can't mention here. PM me if you need some and I can see if we can double up on an order if they're available.
Definitely interested in 4 drivers. PM'd you!
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:36 PM
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Tried PM'ing you back but your box is full
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Tried PM'ing you back but your box is full
Ya, seems I was popular today Should be clear now!
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:38 PM
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WoW! Ordered a bunch of Prototyping boards for my Arduino on the 24th and they just got delivered. Not bad since I ordered them from China! Take that Canada post
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I've built my whole controller off the arduino. right now i have lights(with spectrum recording), skimmer, pump, heaters, fans, PH, temp, CO2 and a few others. If you want/need any info let me know.The Jarduino is pretty good out of the box, if it was available when i started i would have just gone with it.

One thing i like is my datalogging with cosm. pretty easy to add the client library to the arduino and start logging if you have the network card for the arduino. Saved my butt a few ties being able to look back and see that my tank was overheating in the summer at mid day. Pretty graphs are nice.
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