Digital Lock Pick – Intro
Mar01

Digital Lock Pick – Intro

Headline Image: Author: Mr Hicks46 | Licence: Human | Borg [Part 1: Introduction] [Part 2: Keypads] You probably don’t know this, but I am quite proficient with a set of traditional Lock Picks; I carry a set with me everywhere I go, of course, I don’t use them for illegal activities, that would be, well, illegal. I remember the day when I successfully picked my first lock, it was amazing and then it was very scary. All of a sudden,...

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Arduino Irrigation System #4
Nov08

Arduino Irrigation System #4

[Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] [Part 5 – ALISS] [Download] The Solar System Billions and billions of stars. . . oh, sorry, I was having a Brian Cox moment. As I mentioned in Part 1 the nursery is not connected to the Grid, so to power the irrigation system, we need to get our Hippie on. Getting ‘our Hippie on’ is much easier said than done. You can’t just plonk down a Solar panel and a battery and expect...

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Arduino Irrigation System #3
Nov08

Arduino Irrigation System #3

[Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] [Part 5 – ALISS] [Download] In Part 1 we worked out what it is we want to make, why it needs making and we ended up with a basic circuit. In Part 2 we learned about Solenoid valves and delved into the Arduino code that will make it work. Now in Part 3 we will look, briefly at the circuit board. Below is an image of the topside of the finished circuit board. In the middle you will see an...

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Arduino Irrigation System #2
Jul23

Arduino Irrigation System #2

[Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] [Part 5 – ALISS] [Download] We left off in part 1 with a simple circuit straight out of the Arduino Projects Book that allowed us to manually control a DC Motor. We need to adjust the circuit slightly because we don’t want to have to manually turn on each solenoid valve and then manually turn them all off again; if we did that we might as well have not bothered. (Also, we don’t...

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Arduino Irrigation System #1
Jul09

Arduino Irrigation System #1

[Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] [Part 5 – ALISS] [Download] As with everything, I like to jump in head first and work it out from there. That’s exactly what I did with my Arduino Irrigation System, only it took quite a long time to accomplish the ‘working it out from there’ bit (about 6 months I’d say), but I did it, and here it is in all its glory. What do you mean you can’t see it!? This is a...

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