Aquarium Monitor using this board possible??

The "Eleven" is our Uno-equivalent Arduino-compatible board, but with a number of improvements including prototyping area, a mini-USB connector, LEDs mounted near the edge, and the D13 LED isolated using a FET. [Product page]
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Aquarium Monitor using this board possible??

Post by kleggy » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:55 am

Hey Guys,

Looking at making a Aquarium Monitor for my Aquarium. I think its pretty simple but i just dont know where to start as this will be my first Project.

Basically as the Unit is applied Power i would like this to pop up for 3 secs


Then when that goes away have this:


Basically im looking at having the Headings a constant value that doesn't change, and have the value change. If that makes any sense. I also dont know if its possible to have tables using my display? If so how would i go about getting this setup. My goal this weekend is, (if possible) to have the display setup and at that screen 2 with the headings being displayed, ready for when all my sensors arrive.

I have the Freetronics Eleven (Uno)
and this Display:



and is wired up like this currently

* Configuration
* LCD | 328/Arduino
* ------------------------
* VCC | 5V
* E | SCLK == PB5 == D13
* RW | MOSI == PB3 == D11
* RST | PB0 == D8
* RS | 5V
* A | 390R to 5V
* K | GND

Any tips or guides would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: Aquarium Monitor using this board possible??

Post by csconsulting » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:15 am

What you are after is very easy to do actually. I have something similar using a 40x2 character LCD. Changing it to suit a graphic LCD would be fairly easy.

You would also need the RTC module for your time.

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