Welcome to part 2 in building an Arduino powered aquarium and aquaponics controller. In this post I will look at putting together and testing the hardware we discussed in part 1. Speaking of part 1, if you have not read it yet, I suggest you check it out.

The Equipment

Through this blog I will be using the following equipment:

  • Arduino Uno with USB cable
  • Adafruit CC3000 and Data Logging Shields
  • Waterproof DS18B20 temperature sensor x 2
  • 4.7k ohm resistor x 2
  • HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Ping sensor
  • 4 core cable
  • Soldering Iron and Solder
  • 3 and 4 segment plugs (Optional)
  • Pins for the end of the cables into the shields.

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Welcome to the first blog entry.

This blog is all about my efforts to understand why people want to communicate their entire lives to the world unknown, hopefully share some knowledge and meet people with similar interests.

I will be filling this blog up with anything that interests or I enjoy doing.

I should point out that this blog was actually started on the 19th of August 2012, however i have back dated the first few posts to try and get a timeline going on.

Hopefully I am not the only one who gets something from this blog!

Enjoy 🙂