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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 10-10-11, 02:14 PM
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Posted By strider3700
I started working on getting the ethernet shield...

I started working on getting the ethernet shield working last night. Right away I hit an issue of the arduino no longer showing up as a serial device when connected. Lots of errors in my logs about...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-25-11, 11:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 47,718
Posted By strider3700
here's a tutorial on getting the data into a web...

here's a tutorial on getting the data into a web based database
Tweet-a-Watt - Data collection (http://www.ladyada.net/make/tweetawatt/database.html)
there they use a wireless method of connecting...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-15-11, 01:28 PM
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Posted By strider3700
the ethernet shield has a slot for sd cards of...

the ethernet shield has a slot for sd cards of some variant on it so I'll have the ability to log to that if I want. I managed to keep the arduino running and reading temps for ages and I had it...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-15-11, 02:11 AM
Replies: 71
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Posted By strider3700
it's been a few months and time for an update. ...

it's been a few months and time for an update.

I've been fighting most of this time with keeping the connection between the arduino and the computer going for long periods. I'd get 4 or 5 days...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 03-22-11, 01:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 47,718
Posted By strider3700
I'm using 4 wire cables for everything and I run...

I'm using 4 wire cables for everything and I run a single run out to each location basically with short Y's soldered in every now and again. I found that the longer the run the lower number of...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 03-07-11, 01:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 47,718
Posted By strider3700
that works fine for 110V if I want to have...

that works fine for 110V if I want to have $20-$30 sensors everywhere. Doesnt handle 220V at all which is my real hold up. I can't even get a one time reading on the 220V lines to Know how close my...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-30-11, 03:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 47,718
Posted By strider3700
ok the code was relatively simple to fix but my...

ok the code was relatively simple to fix but my quick and dirty hack is ugly as sin. I just had to create a second instance of everything...

// Data wire is plugged into port 22 on the Arduino...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-30-11, 03:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 47,718
Posted By strider3700
Ran into an interesting problem while getting...

Ran into an interesting problem while getting temperature sensors to the two kids bedrooms and the workshop. Apparently too much wire connected to 1 pin on the arduino causes it to not read...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-29-11, 06:37 PM
Replies: 71
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Posted By strider3700
here's a step by step thread on getting arduino...

here's a step by step thread on getting arduino data flowing to mango. Looks simple enough
Arduino and Mango Step by step working example...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-29-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 47,718
Posted By strider3700
interesting. I'll have to dig into it a bit...

interesting. I'll have to dig into it a bit sometime and see what I can find. I'm starting to get tired of the csv file, manually calculate everything and create the graphs each morning method. I...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-18-11, 02:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 47,718
Posted By strider3700
More ds18b20 temp sensors arrived so I put 1 in...

More ds18b20 temp sensors arrived so I put 1 in the front yard and one in the back. The interesting thing, at least to me, was to make them survive the elements I took 3 or 4 inch long pieces of...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-17-11, 03:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 47,718
Posted By strider3700
The current sensors are still a bit of an issue...

The current sensors are still a bit of an issue for me. They work great for knowing when the unit is running but on the 220V stuff I haven't been able to calibrate it. In a different post back a...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-12-11, 03:27 AM
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Views: 47,718
Posted By strider3700
It's been 14 days of collecting hotwater usage...

It's been 14 days of collecting hotwater usage data. A few things I've noticed.

Bath's use a lot of hotwater. You can usually notice when the kids bath days are.

THe heater runs a fair amount...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-02-11, 02:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 47,718
Posted By strider3700
yeah I do horrible things to data to make it fit...

yeah I do horrible things to data to make it fit various needs for a living so there is still a bunch I can do to save space.

On a data note - My wife was sick with what looks like norovirus...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-31-10, 12:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 47,718
Posted By strider3700
well it appears that you can write to flash...

well it appears that you can write to flash however it's only meant to be written to 10,000 or so times. Sounds like a lot but I currently write 1440 times a day so there is a good possibility I'd...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-30-10, 04:08 PM
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Posted By strider3700
I stand corrected. The flash memory on the...

I stand corrected. The flash memory on the arduino appears to be not applicable for the storage of data like this. So it's back to an external chip or the 4kb eeprom. Joy.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-30-10, 01:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 47,718
Posted By strider3700
On a totally different note the mail man just...

On a totally different note the mail man just dropped off a box of 8 current sensors from Bourns inductive products. I sort of remember requesting these as samples 2 or 3 months ago. They say...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-30-10, 01:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 47,718
Posted By strider3700
It's the at mega with the 1280 chip so 128K of...

It's the at mega with the 1280 chip so 128K of memory for the programs. It's only got 4kb of eeprom that I can read and write to but if I use it efficently thats a bit. My daily csv files come...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-30-10, 01:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 47,718
Posted By strider3700
It was explained to me that I was probably using...

It was explained to me that I was probably using the wrong value for kw when the heater is running. It's likely that only one of the elements is turned on at any given time so since it's wired for...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-29-10, 12:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 47,718
Posted By strider3700
I just checked the overnight charts on the...

I just checked the overnight charts on the hotwater heater and every 3 hours the tank ran for about 3 minutes to maintain it's temperature. So that works out to 24 minutes of operation per day. If...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-29-10, 12:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 47,718
Posted By strider3700
An update - I'm stressed beyond belief which...

An update - I'm stressed beyond belief which sucks but the good news is I tinker/code to relax so this morning I had my 2 year old measure out two length of 2 cable and I soldered on two more...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-27-10, 01:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 47,718
Posted By strider3700
good point hamster. Doax I'm using 1 of...

good point hamster.


Doax I'm using 1 of these Linear BiPolar Hall Effect Current Sensor +/- 80 Amps (http://www.devicecraft.com/haefcuse1.html). I picked up 4 and with shipping they cost...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-27-10, 03:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 47,718
Posted By strider3700
well the RMS calculations didn't work out. my...

well the RMS calculations didn't work out. my base reading from the sensor with no current is 1/2 vcc which gets translated to roughly 507. Hooking up the heater I get up to 570 on high which the...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-26-10, 04:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 47,718
Posted By strider3700
While researching if summing two 110 legs of a...

While researching if summing two 110 legs of a 220 V circuit will give me the value I want I discovered RMS voltage. This is why I love doing projects from scratch myself, I learn a crap load in...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-26-10, 02:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 47,718
Posted By strider3700
I got back on the project yesterday after just...

I got back on the project yesterday after just letting the two temps sensors collect data for a week or so.

During that week I had the serial port "vanish" once and after unplugging the arduino...
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