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@dastardlydoug That's a very impressive board, but why do you need it? 

It will run my pumps without a bunch of separate electronics mostly. And is very versatile as far as voltages, etc.

Plus, it gives me lots of soldering practice 😉 

@zander - You might pause and understand that not all people coming to this forum want to start at first principles, build up from components and write every line of code.  As @dastardlydoug has mentioned, his first priority is a medical requirement.  He understandably does not want to tinker/debug with such a critical need.  He may in fact really want to get down and dirty with the electronics / software... just not for this project... or at this time.

I can easily imagine that from a newly initiated member, some of the stuff, you, I and the rest of this forum's members do here may look like its held together with spit and duct tape.  I hope @dastardlydoug sticks around after the initial project... I like him! 🙂 

On his second project, we can really turn the screws and force him to solder resistors together and make him write C++ libraries for every sensor.  😆 

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Posted by: @zander

@dastardlydoug Ok, I thought it was all sorted earlier. Are you going to have a garage sale for all the other stuff you bought?

Hahaha!

Probably will, will some poor unknowing family member all of my electronic gadgetry 🤣

Not being "classically trained" as you are, I will likely make many mistakes. That's how I learn. Through doing 😉 

 


   
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@inq

How goes your project?

I have an A/C getting delivered Friday because 125-130 degrees is just way too hot for any of my plants 🤨

Got my surgery coming up to remove the top right lobe of my lung in about 5 weeks. Hoping to get everything done before that. 😯


   
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@inq

How goes your project?

I have an A/C getting delivered Friday because 125-130 degrees is just way too hot for any of my plants 🤨

Got my surgery coming up to remove the top right lobe of my lung in about 5 weeks. Hoping to get everything done before that. 😯

I'm sorry to hear of your medical problems.  This getting old stuff is a bitch.  I pretty much took your advice as far a my personal project is concerned.  Let the wife get dirty by herself. 😉 

However, my library user's group is all gung-ho and we'll be doing it in the group... but it's progress will be very slow as we only meet once a month.  It might be ready for next year. 🤣 

My personal project is coming along nicely... https://forum.dronebotworkshop.com/user-robot-projects/inqling-junior-robot-mapping-vision-autonomy/

 

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@inq

How goes your project?

I have an A/C getting delivered Friday because 125-130 degrees is just way too hot for any of my plants 🤨

Got my surgery coming up to remove the top right lobe of my lung in about 5 weeks. Hoping to get everything done before that. 😯

I pretty much took your advice as far a my personal project is concerned.  Let the wife get dirty by herself. 😉 

 

Pretty sure I didn't suggest that you let the wife get dirty by herself. That sounds more like @zander 😉 


   
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Besides, I was hoping that you continued it so I could plagiarize your work. 🤣 


   
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Besides, I was hoping that you continued it so I could plagiarize your work. 🤣 

Our next meeting is next Thursday.  I plan on having several outlines of ways we can do it... including some things more complex like your project.  Some, I know want just the simple single unit house plant system... while others I know have a green house or large gardens.  We may have all kinds of solutions come up.  I'll encourage a brainstorming session and planning.

VBR,

Inq

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@dastardlydoug I don't remember that, but not impossible.

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This hit one of my feeds and wanted to share in case you're thumb isn't brown - https://hackaday.com/2022/07/22/watering-the-garden-with-a-solar-powered-system/

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Just an update to my project. Going in for surgery on the 18th... Wish me luck! 🤪 

(It's age restricted because I'm growing my medicine) 😊 


   
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Of course... All the best! 

We want you out in those fields, slaving away growing us some good weed versus lazing around in bed. 😉 

Take care!

VBR,

Inq

P.S. - Awh geeze... with the age-restriction warning, I was expecting something else. 🤣 😋 

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@dastardlydoug All the best.

What I didn't see in the video are the motorized vents to get rid of the heat. I had a crude 6mil poly stand up hoop house in northern Ontario and with 3 ft of snow on the ground in March was seeing 30C/86F temps. 

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Posted by: @zander

@dastardlydoug All the best.

What I didn't see in the video are the motorized vents to get rid of the heat. I had a crude 6mil poly stand up hoop house in northern Ontario and with 3 ft of snow on the ground in March was seeing 30C/86F temps. 

Yeah, unfortunately the motorized exhaust vent was not very visible on the video. I mentioned it just after showing the solar panel. Also, one of the waterproof PC fans is an exhaust too 😉 

Thankfully we rarely if ever see snow here in the Willamette Valley 🍻 

 


   
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