Weather Simulation for Dimming expansion module

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:33 pm
Lee;

So your Moon class will simulate the actual moon cycles, where the MoonPhase() will just do a moon rise and set according to the time I set, correct?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:47 pm
Correct the Moon class gives you rise and set times based on the gos coordinate. I dont think it lines up right because we dont adjust for timezone and RA thinks it is GMT. But otherwise provides a very nice rhythm of moon rise and set.

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 11:01 am
I just wanted to confirm this simulation will not work on the newer version of the dimming expansion and has not yet been coded for the head unit? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 1:05 pm
Correct.

It should not be that much work to port it to the head unit. I don't have a dimming setup where I could try though.

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 12:58 am
Hey all
I have just got a retro kit from Steve's LEDs for my Red Sea Max 650.
I have installed the kit and now want to add the dimmer expansion module to control sunrise sunset ( in Australia )
I already have the module and have been following this thread. The issue I am having is when i plug the module in to the PC to upload the code, it comes up with either faulty or unknown USB Device.
I run an IT company so this sort of thing is second nature but still having issues with it.

Am i meant to be plugging into the mini usb port or opening up the controller and plugging in there as there no instructions on this.

Thanks all
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 5:52 am
What are you trying to load the code to, the dimming module of the RA head unit?

Code only get uploaded to the RA head unit all other devices receive their commands from the head unit.

Instructions for all the devices can be found on the RA website.

Choose Downloads and then manuals.
(http://www.reefangel.com/download.aspx)

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 6:54 am
Sorry I was reading about how some load the sunrise sunset direct to dimmer module. Have had RA for few years so know the basic, just first time working with dimmer side. I have it working using the PWN function with parabola but for some weird reason say 100 will turn LEDs off but -100 will make bring and -150 brighter so seems to be in reverse. Wires are in correct place too.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:25 am
morn623 wrote:I just wanted to confirm this simulation will not work on the newer version of the dimming expansion and has not yet been coded for the head unit? Thanks!


Oh, this code / library no longer works? Not sure what the newer version of the dimming expansion is though. I just installed one about a month back but not tried the weather module. Was looking at it this morning when I came across this note so figured I'd ask.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:14 pm
This has pretty much been replaced by the SunLocation class plus the Cloud and Lightning effects. I just realized if we add the seasonal temperature code, we'd be in a really cool position. Plus I just thought of something awesome... I have to look at the temp one to see if it makes sense. I think we can make that one much easier to implement and customize.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:28 pm
lnevo wrote:This has pretty much been replaced by the SunLocation class plus the Cloud and Lightning effects. I just realized if we add the seasonal temperature code, we'd be in a really cool position. Plus I just thought of something awesome... I have to look at the temp one to see if it makes sense. I think we can make that one much easier to implement and customize.

So how would one code for cloud, lightening, etc. ?
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