I saw that you guys list the non invasive current meter both 30amp and 100amp clamps. I don't see a project for them though. is there one?
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RE: so i was thinking outside the box here and.....
I suffer from the issue of having grand scheme but no skills. Do not think for a second I am not listening to you all.
I might draft this up into a flow chart and trial some code to see if I can get it to work, the part I have issue with is my coding is slightly above "hello world" in that I can mix and match stuff, fix errors, but writing a new code is beyond me, so the UI for the controller is way more beyond me then I could imagine. would anyone even consider looking at what I do to help out?
I actually want to use all the sketches on here and people can upload more, then when you go "thats a brilliant idea I need 5 of them" you buy the parts goto the UI select what you want, it states this is the wire up (this is the part that would be hard because I want it to give options not have everything on A0 for example) then you wire it, press send code and presto its working without wires to the computer.
RE: so i was thinking outside the box here and.....
what standardisation are you meaning?
I was thinking it would be more like a jigsaw puzzle type UI where you choose the board(uno, mega etc) choose the device, choose the library for that device and finally what pins they are on.
then people could just select what they wanted.
this would not work for servos and things where each one has a different use, but reading a sensor would be the same worldwide, its just interpreting the data and the way you want in displayed thats different
so i was thinking outside the box here and.....
I am unsure if this is even possible but would like some input
i found an old post on arduino.cc http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=16812.0
this guy states he can upload code from an attached sd card. so my thoughts were why can't we upload all the libraries needed and make a sort of generic node. then you plug it into the network, run a whole ton of security stuff then when you connect a sensor you could hypothetically program via the NRF, so send it instructions like "you have a gas sensor on A0" then the arduino uploads relevant libraries and transmits it. the controller stores what you have saved and offers different views (like a graph, just numbers etc) you could theoretically upload multiple sketches from this.
the added bonus is that you could do an update to all sensors as well when the awesome community has done one. you could literally make the whole setup so easy as you plug in the arduino> load the sd reader sketch and nrf24l01 libraries> connect sd card reader and nrf and sensors> out in location with power source>goto computer and tell it what it need to do (sensor type and/or repeater)
when updates become available the system auto broadcasts the updates and the nrf's write the files to the SD card deleting the obsolete ones
RE: easy coder
thanks for the input samurai.
I find the hardest thing for me is combining codes. so lets say I want a light dimmer and a switch (lets say for a fan) from one board I have no idea how to combine the 2 codes to do it. then comes the controller end which I would have to tell it how to flip the switch and turn the light on
hey guys. I suck at coding. and you guys have done all the work so this is great. but I was wondering if we could get an easy coder happening for the arduino.
the way I see it working is a bunch of tick boxes and drop down menus. I could do up an excel version and screen shot it for you if you want.
the items that drop down are:
board used (mega, nano etc)
sketches to use (dimmer, relay, remote etc) and if you want to use more than 1 you could and it combines the code
than using your awesomeness the program shows what pins each wire goes to.
there should be rules in there so that if a certain pin is needed (pwm, sca etc) these cannot change, but if for some reason I wanted to change a pin the "connector" is highlighted green, if I can't its highlighted red. and if I change a pin the code changes to suit it.
I think its a huge task but it would make it much easier for the end user especially us noobs
RE: converting 12v to 5v
the buck converter you have referenced is great for variable input voltage. so lets look at a transformer, if you use the resistor setup that goes from 240volt to 5volts for example than its a ratio NOT a standard. this simply means that if you have a drop in power than the output power also drops. this goes for batteries too, a fully charged car battery likes to be around 13.5volts, and becomes pretty useless below 12volts to start the car.
the buck converter outputs a regular voltage untils it drops below a point usually 1-2volts above the output. I would recommend the buck converter and besides a bit of soldering and a USB connector it should work well
working with security on a daily basis I just wanted to point out.... if they want to get it they will....
I sincerely hope the new additions to the security don't slow down the sensor network.
if someone wanted to make sure no one was listening into a radio broadcast.... I would personally go wired...... I see the security issue for this type of network is at best an authentication problem nothing more.
I love the addition of the authentication as a basic security measure and it just adds to the fine work you are doing.
RE: the grand scheme
ty hek, I knew it was possible but trying to get it all in one now will be fun.
also got an idea for a dual controller, is this possible?
I want to have the ethernet one as the hub, but run around with a portable raspberry pi that also runs something like pi dome but a remote version.
I must sound like I am asking for the moon from a community of people donating their time but thought it would be an addition worth while