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  • Bathroom Ventilation Fan Controller v1.0 4 days ago

    oh well, I just added the project page with a short video and PRELIMINARY schematic...

  • Bathroom Ventilation Fan Controller v1.0 4 days ago

    I'm on schedule... I the next days I will make a new project page were you can follow the progress... Now busy with the PCB

  • Bathroom Ventilation Fan Controller v1.0 16 days ago

    Thank you! :)

    I'm busy now with the menu system for the settings which is a lot more work than I thought but almost ready now. The PCB has yet to be made also. I think it will take 2-3 months at least because of problems with working too long on the PC (gives me headache) although it's so much fun! ;)

    But... all the components are selected so maybe I can make the PCB first so you can build the system and later upgrade the software?

    Will look into that ASAP and let you know...

  • Bathroom Ventilation Fan Controller v1.0 3 months ago

    Sorry for my late reply! I often don't get a notification when a question is asked ?!
    I did that with my CNC machine ;) For the display I used a 45-degree bit to get a nice bevel.

  • Bathroom Ventilation Fan Controller v1.0 3 months ago

    Sorry for my late reply! I often don't get a notification when a question is asked ?!
    I bought a Meanwell 5V power supply. I NEVER mess with chinese power supplies because they are dangerous. This power supply has the advantage that you can set the voltage a bit so I set it to 5.1V to count for loss in the 7m wire.

    https://www.amazon.nl/MeanWell-RS-15-5-voedingsmodule-15/dp/B00MWQD43U/ref=sr_1_4?__mk_nl_NL=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=meanwell+5v&qid=1635700944&sr=8-4

  • Arduino HID-Based CNC Pendant about 1 year ago

    Great idea to add a LCD display! I'm not much of a programmer so I'd have to dive in and try this but my time does no allow for that...

    Did you try to update the display before/after the button action?

    As you have seen, there is a keyboard.begin and keyboard.release. DO NOT put any other code in between those. So I would expect not any problem if you perform other actions before keyboard.begin or after keyboard.release?!

    void press_F2()
    {
    Keyboard.begin();
    Keyboard.press(KEY_F2);
    delay(100);
    Keyboard.releaseAll();

    Other than that I cannot come up with any suggestions...
    I think other more experienced programmers on the Arduino forum CAN help you out...

    I do hope you'll succeed, don't give up on this! ;) I spent 95% of my time getting rid of errors but at the end it did work...

    Erik

  • Arduino DCF77 Analyzer Clock MK2 over 1 year ago

    Sir, what an amazing version of my DCF clock you made... I'm very, very impressed... I can't surpass your designs in a million years. I always admired your clock building skills... Thank you for mentioning my DCF clock from which you made this beautiful improved version. Greetings! Erik

  • Arduino HID-Based CNC Pendant over 1 year ago

    Hello Peter, sorry I only today saw your question...
    I can't make modifications to the sketch as you asked because I have limited ability to use a PC due to my health.

    Beside that, I think most controllers have an encoder connection option... If not, I don't know how you would be able to get a encoder to work??

    So it's a limitation of your controller I think. Maybe you can someday upgrade your controller... Eding CNC has very good controllers for not too much money.

    Enjoy your CNC hobby!

  • Arduino HID-Based CNC Pendant almost 2 years ago

    Thanks for your comments. This project is not an instructables project nor for people who does not know how the program. In the sketch one can find how to make this to work with ANY controller board as described in the project introduction.

  • Easy-to-Build Pet Feeder almost 3 years ago

    Yes of course, the HALL sensor ensures the exact amount of food delivered. It is essential! If you are not so familiar with the Arduino, you should build it 1:1 ?

  • Arduino HID-Based CNC Pendant almost 3 years ago

    Thank you for your kind words... The rotary switch is also a good option! The pendant buttons still work great, although they are so cheap... Order some extra! If you'll pay a little amount extra for the shipping costs, the delivery time will be much faster! (I payed 1,76 euro's extra)

    I'm in Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands BTW... ;)

  • Arduino HID-Based CNC Pendant about 3 years ago

    Thank you Andrius! The handwheel is no more than a large rotary encoder, spitting out pulses to the CNC controller. But this controller has to support a handwheel of course.
    The handwheel has noting to do with my project and you could use one without this project.
    A CNC controller, I think ANY CNC controller will support a handwheel and you need the A, B and GND connections. Please google for more info on handwheel and cnc...

    My project's goal was to save me the hassle of typing commands on the keyboard getting repetitive tasks done. The CAM software and CNC controller you use doesn't matter. This project will work with ANY of those. In a comment below I explained the workings of the Arduino. Feel free to ask me further questions.

  • Arduino HID-Based CNC Pendant about 3 years ago

    There are other Arduino's which are capable of emulating a HID. But aside from that, this project will work with any CNC controller! Simply because the only thing it does is converting a button press to a keyboard command. If you connect the Leonardo board to the PC, IT 'THINKS' A KEYBOARD AND/OR MOUSE IS CONNECTED! So if you should want, you can use a few buttons to input different large amounts of text in your document or launch a rocket to the moon as I explained. So it is very flexible...

  • Arduino HID-Based CNC Pendant about 3 years ago

    Good to hear you did find a board! I did sent you an email BTW, did you receive it?
    I live near Dordrecht, The Netherlands so only an 11 hour flight away ;)

  • Arduino HID-Based CNC Pendant about 3 years ago

    You'll hear from me soon!

  • DCF77 Analyzer/Clock v2.0 about 3 years ago

    No, sorry... this is DIY... ;)

  • Arduino HID-Based CNC Pendant about 3 years ago

    Thank YOU for your compliments... The pendant still works flawlessly, I am very happy with the backlight keys and the tacttile feel of them. I hate those 'foil' keys...
    The Leonardo is officially out of production but you can find chinese clones and also some shop sell the originals.

    Good luck with your coming project!

  • Gorgy Meteo Clock about 3 years ago

    I thank you for letting me know, glad it worked out eventually...

  • Gorgy Meteo Clock about 3 years ago

    Sorry for the late reply!
    The visible clock face diameter is 16 cm (6.30 inch)
    The LED RING diameter is 14.5 cm (5.70 inch)
    The large time LED display width is 6cm (2.30 inch)

  • Gorgy Meteo Clock about 3 years ago

    Well of course I can't say for sure but in another case there was still another ledcontrol library in the library folder so then you WILL get errors. It did work with me and eventually with others too so you need to triple check your config! I provided all the files you need to get a succesful compilation. Hope you will find the problem on your computer!

  • Gorgy Meteo Clock about 3 years ago

    Hi there, Looks like you have not used the provided ledcontrol library... My custom ledcontrol library needs 4 arguments and the one you use 3. Also please read the comments from other users above.

  • Gorgy Meteo Clock about 3 years ago

    Sorry I cannot give support. I suggest you use google to find such a project? I learned the skills I needed just using Google and a amazing lot of trial and error...

  • VSB Chicken Coop Door Opener Repair / Upgrade about 3 years ago

    Thank you! I hope you enjoy making this project. Yes a digital light sensor module would work just as well but you have to change the code yourself. I do not give support for alterations due to health issues.

  • Easy-to-Build Pet Feeder about 3 years ago

    Hello Robarco, I just uploaded an updated set of all the files you need and which compiled successfully here.

    The can find the new ZIP file just under the SCHEMATICS section.

    But if I look at your error message, I can see the problem is that you have another version of the BUTTON library. Please be sure that the button library I provided is the only one in your library folder.

    The button.h I use, expect 4 arguments.

    'Button::Button(int, bool, bool, int)'

    The error message says:
    C:\Arduino\libraries\Button/Button.h:14:3: note: candidate expects 1 argument, 4 provided
    The button.h you have expects only 1 argument:
    Button::Button(uint8_t)

    So delete this libraries and copy again the provided BUTTON folder in your libraries folder C:\Arduino\libraries\

    If not, I also included a .hex file which you can use to burn directly into the chip.
    How to do that needs a google search ;)

    Hope this will get you further!

  • Easy-to-Build Pet Feeder about 3 years ago

    Just checked, I removed these first 3 lines and then I did compile with IDE 1.8.2
    //#include <Arduino.h>
    //#line 1
    //#line 1 "/Users/Erik/Documents/Dropbox/Sketches/Arduino_Pet_Feeder_FINAL_v1_0/Arduino_Pet_Feeder_FINAL_v1_0.ino"

    I also uploaded the libraries used, please let me know if it does work for you?
    Sorry for the inconvenience...
    Erik

  • Easy-to-Build Pet Feeder about 3 years ago

    Hello Robarco, I will look into it tomorrow, I'll let you know!

  • Gorgy Meteo Clock over 3 years ago

    Hi! I could not add the libraries to this page so here is the dropbox URL: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6xee7y3s85d4p7e/Gorgy_Clock_Libraries_ArduinoIDE_v1.6.5.zip?dl=1

    The newly added code will compile with IDE 1.6.5 but NOT with higher version IDE.

  • Gorgy Meteo Clock over 3 years ago

    I will look into it the coming days and will let you know!

  • Easy-to-Build Pet Feeder over 3 years ago

    Oh yes, that strange line of code. I used PlaformIO as the platform to write and compile the code and it included the path. I think you can safely delete this line.

  • Arduino HID-Based CNC Pendant over 3 years ago

    Thank you, but I am very happy with the pendant as it is. Good luck with your project!

  • Gorgy Meteo Clock over 3 years ago

    Schematic is ready! Thanks for your patience...

  • Gorgy Meteo Clock over 3 years ago

    Schematic is ready! Thanks for your patience...

  • Gorgy Meteo Clock over 3 years ago

    Schematic is ready! Thanks for your patience...

  • DCF77 Analyzer/Clock v2.0 over 3 years ago

    Thank you! Yes it was hard work, hundreds of hours of learning but so rewarding...

  • Gorgy Meteo Clock over 3 years ago

    I am really sorry for the delay, I was distracted but will look into it this month!

    The menu system is not going to happen soon but the software does work and with a schematic you should be able to finish the project...

    Thank you for your patience, I will contact you when I add the schematic.

  • Arduino HID-Based CNC Pendant over 3 years ago

    Well it's a bit more complicated... But if you are familiar with the Arduino system, you could use a shield to drive some servo's. I think it's best to ask Google a few questions. I learned all I know by doing just that. Have fun exploring!

  • Arduino HID-Based CNC Pendant over 3 years ago

    thank you.. It will work on any kind of PC, with any software, with any connected machine. Simply because the Arduino is emulating a keyboard (or mouse)! When you press a button, the PC will think it just received a keyboard button press and will act upon it. Whether you will launch a ballictic missile with the pendant or controlling a CNC machine, it is all possible. ;) NO you can't use a 2560. It does not have the 32u4 chip which makes emulating a keyboard possible.

  • Arduino HID-Based CNC Pendant over 3 years ago

    CAM and CAD files are added! have fun...

  • Arduino HID-Based CNC Pendant over 3 years ago

    Yes of course that is possible, I will post the files ASAP. I have to clean them up a bit so give me a few days... Have fun making your own pendant!

  • Arduino HID-Based CNC Pendant over 3 years ago

    I could decipher that you wanted a schematic... it has been added... ;)

  • Arduino HID-Based CNC Pendant over 3 years ago

    Thanks! Please take a look at the story above, I added a section 'The Switch Labels'

  • Arduino HID-Based CNC Pendant over 3 years ago

    I didn't know it was discontinued... Sorry about that... I could buy it here (in The Netherlands) without any problems at several shops.

    But an Arduino Micro also has the 32u4 chip with the same functionality.
    https://store.arduino.cc/usa/arduino-micro

    As the Arduino alternative, you can also use a Pokeys board. At 50 euro's it's a bit more expensive but you get lots and lots of functionality.
    https://www.poscope.com/products/pokeys-devices/

    Have fun with your project!

  • Arduino HID-Based CNC Pendant over 3 years ago

    Thank you! Well the cost depend on the parts you want to use. The switches cost me 1,20 euro/piece and the (original) Arduino Leonardo 23 euro's. The rest, the wood, micro USB cable etc. I had already. So make k as cheap/expensive as you like ;)

  • Arduino HID-Based CNC Pendant over 3 years ago

    Hello Bob,
    I will make a simple schematic and publish it here later this week
    I used the Eding CNC CPU4A card as the controller for my CNC machine.
    Greetings!

  • VSB Chicken Coop Door Opener Repair / Upgrade over 3 years ago

    Thank you for your comments! Good luck with your build and enjoy! I'm still very happy with the system. I did add a external reset button on the VSB casing so reset is a bit easier when a obstruction is detected 3 times and the system is in 'tilt' condition until manual reset. One of out new chickens was nervous to go inside so it was sitting under the door. Due to the obstruction detection, it only got the door (gently) 3 times on it's neck after which the door remained open. ;)

  • VSB Chicken Coop Door Opener Repair / Upgrade almost 4 years ago

    Hello Andre, I am not able to adjust the code for special requests. If the door gets jammed when opening, you definitely need to fix the door! No need to fix the code...

  • Easy-to-Build Pet Feeder almost 4 years ago

    Hell George, I'm sorry but I am not able to help with a custom design. I encourage you to learn C++, it is not that difficult and good fun! Good luck and greetings.

  • Easy-to-Build Pet Feeder almost 4 years ago

    Thank you! :) I added a 'Front panel' section in the story all the way down so I hope you will find it helpful... Added also the URL to the shop where I bought the foil. (blue highlighted text)

  • VSB Chicken Coop Door Opener Repair / Upgrade almost 4 years ago

    You can power the project via the DC power plug on the Arduino board. Pin 4 is an input for remote control via a relay. The motor gets its power from the TB6612 1.2A DC/Stepper Motor Driver Breakout Board which itself is powered via the Arduino pcb

  • Gorgy Meteo Clock almost 4 years ago

    Thank you! :)

    I am planning to do the schematic in the coming months. It will take some time because my 'computer time' per day is very limited. I also want to finish the menu system.
    I enjoy the clock every day... Worthwhile the waiting ;)

  • DCF77 Analyzer/Clock v2.0 about 4 years ago

    Thanks Maxdidi for your comments...

    to answer your questions:

    1. I can't believe I forgot to put the RTC in the schematic!?!? I connected a standard RTC module on the I2C port of the Arduino.

    2. The Maxim chip IS designed to work with Common CATHODE displays so you have no problems using the Maxims.

    I would like to see your version of the clock, have fun making it!

  • Gorgy Meteo Clock over 4 years ago

    Hello Bob, how are you doing? Yes, lasercutting is a lot of extra work en effort. I found a good way (I think) when I build my 1st DCF Clock.

    (please see my Flickr page and look at the DCF Analyzer Clock 1.0 album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/edr1924/sets/)

    I used two acrylic panels with a laser printed piece of thick paper in between: black acrylic for the panel were I mount the components. This way the light of any LED's, when lit, won't 'bleed' to the surrounding LED's. (When I made my DCF Clock, I did use white acrylic... but later I learned from that mistake...)

    Then you have a sheet of paper with text and the gaps cut out and on top of that I used a piece of 'smoke gray' acrylic. The advantage of that color is that you enhance the contrast. the result is very good! Smoke gray acrylic is also amazing in that it darkens any 7 segment LED display surface. hard to explain. But for example, I used 7 segment displays with black and gray surfaces. I would have loved a consistent look but when I put the gray acrylic in front, the gray surfaces of the display became more black so the overall look was much better.

    I liked this way of front panel making very much, and sandwiched between the two plated, the paper was protected and I could use any colors to print the text and/or graphics on the 'front panel'

    On my DCF Analyzer Clock 2.0 I use another approach: I wanted an aluminium look so explored many, many options. But eventually I discovered a ver simple and beautiful way of making front panels! I made a drawing and sent it to a photo printing service. These days you can choose to print on (brushed) ALUMINIUM! These are very rugged panels, ideal to use for front panels!
    BEWARE though: ask beforehand if they can print 1:1 because the first attempt failed because they scaled the drawing I sent them.
    But after asking beforehand to NOT SCALE the drawing it went very well.
    It was also very CHEAP: a 30x30cm panel for 20 euro's, printed with color if you want!

    Hope you can do something with this information, I would like to see your clock when finished! ;)

  • S(mart) - Coop almost 5 years ago

    What a great project! Kudos!
    I would like to see the video's but they are not available anymore...

  • DCF77 Analyzer/Clock v2.0 almost 5 years ago

    Well if you cannot find this basic thing by yourself, this project will be a challenge... I spent hundreds of hours searching the internet and fora to learn because I did not have any knowledge about the Arduino and receiving/decoding DCF77 signals.

    Anyway: try Ebay.com and type in the search field "8 digit 7219" You need 7 segment boards with the Maxim 7219 or 7221 chipset.

    Alternatively, you can download my PCB designs and order them at any PCB manufacturer.

    Due to health issues I cannot give more support, sorry about that...

  • DCF77 Analyzer/Clock v2.0 almost 5 years ago

    I'm sorry I don't have a components list. It is an advanced project but with the provided sketch and schematic one should be able to build it as several others did already with succes.

    I hope you also will be able to complete this project, have fun!

  • Arduino "Atomic" Grandfather Clock over 5 years ago

    Another amazing clock added to your collection... very beautiful!

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