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Offline Juju

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Juju's Fish Tank Project
« on: February 05, 2014, 02:53:49 am »
Well, this is yet another idea I have in mind, whether I'll complete it or not I have no idea... But oh well I'll just write it here so I can take notes and have your input on that as well.

So my mom recently acquired 2 fishtanks because my brother wanted domesticated shrimps (not the ones you eat) and some fishes and, like the computer geek I am, I was like, why not automatizing that up with some sensors and remote controls? I guess that would be kinda fun to have a webpage to turn on and off the lights and read and log the temperature. Yeah, there's some kits you can buy for that, but I think it would be pretty interesting if I do it myself. So here's a list of the parts needed...

  • Turning on and off the lights (done, I have a Belkin WeMo switch)
  • Temperature sensors (I found some free samples, I guess it's not that hard to waterproof them in silicone, that or I just buy a pre-waterproofed one.)
  • pH/ammoniac/nitrite/nitrate sensors (yeah those one are pretty expensive, so I'll just wait until I'm rich.)
  • Some LEDs (if I waterproof the temp sensor myself, better throw some LEDs in. Also probably change the colors on them too via the web interface.)
  • A web interface (I just finished to set a webserver up in my room, so it's gonna be used... Also I can already start it with the WeMo API somehow, then expand once I have more features in the fishtanks.)
  • All those parts would be plugged on an Arduino or Raspberry Pi which would send the data to the web server.

So yeah, gonna be fun.

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Re: Juju's Fish Tank Project
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2014, 03:02:49 am »
As long as you don't accidentally boil the ship <_<

Joking aside, good luck. Some of that stuff seems pretty interesting. :D

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Re: Juju's Fish Tank Project
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2014, 09:24:57 am »
Sounds like sum fun little project, good luck! :)

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