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Hello to all and Merry Christmas

Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:25 pm
by TekMason
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

Re: Hello to all and Merry Christmas

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:07 am
by Eric
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

Re: Hello to all and Merry Christmas

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:19 pm
by TekMason
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

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:09 pm
by Eric
Really cool project. I'll have to get over to see this one in person.

Re: Hello to all and Merry Christmas

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:47 pm
by TekMason
Anytime but expect me to pick your brain clean on a multitude of topics

TM

Re: Hello to all and Merry Christmas

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:23 am
by Lee
hello.im a beginner in arduino programming. Amateur call DV8BVK.73