I've listed a few links that I have found on arduino-based aquarium controllers in the right nav bar under Further Reading. I plan to stand on the shoulders of these giants to build a modular reef controller that loves, nay... requires a life giving connection to the internet, along with all of the freedom that implies.
On friday, I ordered an arduino kit from adafruit.com to start working through the tutorials found on ladyada.net. On saturday, I just couldn't stand looking at incredible gadgets and set the goal of my first iteration of the project to:
- Keep track of time
- Monitor temperature
- Output to display
So I picked up a few extra goodies:
On to the purpose of this blog: Document Everything. I thought it would be extremely helpful to the community at large for me, as a complete beginner-level-hardware-hacker, to document each step I take to a hopefully functioning custom controller. As I reach each milestone, I'll break blog posts that are associated into step-by-step pages, so the information will be easier to navigate. The firmware will be open-source and hosted at github.
And finally, help! :) Any comments, ideas, links, howto's, tutorials, etc. are all welcome. Even jeers, rotten tomatoes and AEFW.