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GuyO
 GuyO
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I'm just getting back into microprocessors - my last foray was back in the days of the Basic Stamp -- after my electronics workshop was lost during Hurricane Isabel, I got away from it until I retired.  When one of my Home Automation vendors went belly up, I decided to change course and switch to an open-source home automation platform that had hooks for DIY interfaces. This led me back to the Arduino and the ESP32 world. I'm lucky enough to have a Micro Center about 40 miles away, so I stop in whenever I drive north to donate platelets. 

My current projects are a plant watering system that checks the soil temperature, ambient temperature, TOD and weather forecast before watering the plants. I'm incorporating power management, which requires a RTC -- so might as well include data logging. This has led me into the two types of storage on my RTC clock chip ( I might as well use it all up ). It looks have it report to the Home Automation as well as receive commands from HA.

The second is a mailbox monitor -- again with a RTC, solar panel and power management on an ESP01. This will report back to Home Automation as well.

 


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Ron
 Ron
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Welcome to the forum. Your plant watering project is a popular project, a few members have done that.

It is considered poor judgement to traverse a chasm in 2 leaps.


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ron bentley
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@guyo

Hi and welcome to the forum.

Very sorry to hear of your lost workshop, ouch, that must have been a painful experience.

You clearly have lots of strings to your bow and you will find many members with similar interests on the forum.

From one Staffordian (UK) to another.

Ron B

(Stafford, UK)

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GuyO
 GuyO
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Thanks, 
Much of the equipment was surplus from the Martin Marietta facility where the Titan II and the Shuttle MMU and many other really nifty Defense Advanced Research Project Agency activites were carried out -- most of the test equipment was purchased for $3/lb. I still hated to losse it.

 


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