[Lab] Electronics help
theadbo+modlab at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 09:17:14 EDT 2012
posting the model numbers of the valve's and pump would help to get
specific help. In the meantime, this
good guides in it.
On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 12:32 AM, Toby Murray <murray.toby at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> I new here and dropped by the ModLab last week just to poke around, and it
> seems like a pretty cool place. I have a rather large project in mind and
> I've run into some difficulties with my complete lack of
> hardware/electronics knowledge. To that end, I was wondering if anyone had
> some free time/brain space to help me plan things out and give general
> I have a rudimentary understanding of the Arduino environment from the
> software side, I don't see any problems there, and an almost non-existent
> understanding from the hardware side. With that in mind, I'm looking to
> control some water. I already have an Arduino, a tank, two solenoid valves,
> and a couple pumps to play with. My issues revolve around upping both the
> current and the voltage of the Arduino to be able to toggle the
> solenoids/contactor of appropriate size for the pumps (if this is even the
> proper way to do it? Went to Active Components and they had nothing that I
> thought I needed, which made me second guess myself). I think I've come up
> with a possible solution from mixing and matching specs I find on the
> internet, but seeing as I've almost no idea what I'm doing I'd like to go
> over it with someone who's done this kind of stuff before. Especially
> before I go buying random extremely specific components...
> To that end, I'm putting out this call for help. Anybody feel like jumping
> in on this? Doesn't have to be in person; email, instant message, texts,
> phone - it all works.
> Any help is appreciated!
> - Toby Murray
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> Lab at artengine.ca
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