Jun 10

Arduino aquarium controller

So I’ve been reading up all about open source aquarium controllers and some of the projects people are putting together is amazing. I though I’d startup my own project which will do the basics and then I’ll add on modules as I get the time.

Its going to take while to do this project but its going to be very interesting.

I’d like to also complete a Arduino LED controller for the aquarium but I think that will be the next project.

For starters I’ve found these links which will be very helpful:

http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/196161-reefbuddy-diy-aquarium-controller-89/

https://code.google.com/p/aquatroller/

http://www.aquariumcontroller.net/diy.html

For starters I plan to use a Arduino Mega 2560 with a 3.2″ TFT Screen and DS1307 RTC.

pH measurements will be takes with a pH probe which you can get cheaply from eBay.

I’ll be using the pH amplifier from here:

http://www.electro-tech-online.com/electronic-projects/41430-ph-amplifier-micro.html

Temperatures from  DS18B20 sensors and salinity from a EC conductivity probe. I’m still looking for ways to impletement this as this looks like the trickiest part of the project.

First thing is first – need to order an Arduino Mega 2560

 

[ad]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

*