Hello to all and Merry Christmas

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TekMason
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Hello to all and Merry Christmas

Post by TekMason » Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:25 pm

I was just refered to this site by a friend recently.
I'm a chronic Maker/Hacker in Goderich and am glad to hear that there are others like me in my local area. I look forward to chatting with you folks and sharing ideas and knowledge.

Cheers,
TekMason

Eric
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Re: Hello to all and Merry Christmas

Post by Eric » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:07 am

Welcome and happy holidays. Not too sure how many Makers we have in the area to be honest but as you probably know- I am. Jigmod electronics system owner is not far in Kincardine too.

Glad to see you here. Look forward to seeing your projects.

Eric
I make videos and content on all things electronics, 3D prining and "Maker"
http://www.mkme.org
https://www.youtube.com/mkmeorg

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TekMason
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Re: Hello to all and Merry Christmas

Post by TekMason » Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:19 pm

The project that is consuming most of my time these days is an Arduino Mega based PV solar MPPT controller that will heat my shop.
Basically it will be a "poor man's" boiler system that uses electric hot water heaters. They will effectively be the energy storage medium as opposed to expensive batteries. When heat is needed in my shop (or the water temp gets too high) the Arduino it will kick on a heat exchanger fan and a pump to circulate the hot water through it.

Here is a screen shot of the web interface running on the Mega and the serial plotter that displays power values. Not much energy production today :(
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and the rig itself
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Re: Hello to all and Merry Christmas

Post by Eric » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:09 pm

Really cool project. I'll have to get over to see this one in person.
I make videos and content on all things electronics, 3D prining and "Maker"
http://www.mkme.org
https://www.youtube.com/mkmeorg

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Re: Hello to all and Merry Christmas

Post by TekMason » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:47 pm

Anytime but expect me to pick your brain clean on a multitude of topics

TM

Lee
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Re: Hello to all and Merry Christmas

Post by Lee » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:23 am

hello.im a beginner in arduino programming. Amateur call DV8BVK.73

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