Fish known as Waterchippy

The Fish program is from here on to be known as “Waterchippy”. This is mainly due to the fact that the application no longer features a fish theme. Instead it will camouflage itself as a fake flying toasters screensaver. It even blocks alt-tabbing and windows/alt keys.

Fish, sorry: Waterchippy, is now showing the same graphs as the web based interface.

Waterchippy_graphs_01

Waterchippy_graphs_02

Waterchippy_graphs_03

Yellow line: Light
Red line: Temperature
Blue line: Water level
Light blue line (not visible in pictures): Humidity
Green line: Ph

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Fish 1.0

Most functions seems to be working now. There is now also some support for the farenheit scale. Today I also added a smoke sensor, mostly out of boredom. I figure it might be nice for a grower to know that the garden is not on fire, for the moment.

Work has also started on the “Fish” program. The program (Windows only) will monitor/control the Waterchip and alert whenever there are any problems.

Fish_screen_01

Fish_screen_02

Waterchip 1.0

Waterchip 1.0 is a one man project aimed to automation of hydroponics systems. using the Arduino MEGA platform. When finished the system will:

  1. Read temperature and humidity
  2. Read and adjust ph up and down
  3. Read water (float switch and sonar) and add water to a reservoir when needed
  4. Detect light on/off (in case of faulty timers)
  5. Log ph, temperature and humidity to micro sd-card
  6. Serve a web page with control functions, last 24 hrs graphs and so on
  7. Support export to a real time full screen control program
  8. Show data on an optional lcd-screen