Clouds and Lightining Effects using standard PWM channels

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:46 pm
Does this feature work in the current libraries or development libs I should say?

Also, would be sort of cool if you could add in a option to turn on, for a short burst, say your ports that control wave makers. So you mix in the cloud and storm effects with a quick burst of current.

Probably be a bad thing if it got stuck on...but would be sort of good to build up all the movement for a short period of time. I'm sort of doing that with the Hydor 425's I'm using or trying to anyway. The Koralia circulation and wave pumps say they work on timers. So I'm randomly turning on the ports on the relay box on and off between 60 and 300 seconds. With 2 in the tank I'm trying to find a way to randomly let them overlap at least once every 24 hours...tie that to the storm module would be really cool.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:22 pm
Yeah, it works.
You can also change the code to move water more violently.
Not sure how good it would be with a koralia though. Maybe Jebao, Tunze or Vortech would give you better results.
Roberto.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:26 am
Hi, I try to use this code

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#include <ReefAngel_Features.h>
#include <ReefAngel_Globals.h>
#include <ReefAngel_Wifi.h>
#include <Wire.h>
#include <OneWire.h>
#include <Time.h>
#include <DS1307RTC.h>
#include <ReefAngel_EEPROM.h>
#include <ReefAngel_NokiaLCD.h>
#include <ReefAngel_ATO.h>
#include <ReefAngel_Joystick.h>
#include <ReefAngel_LED.h>
#include <ReefAngel_TempSensor.h>
#include <ReefAngel_Relay.h>
#include <ReefAngel_PWM.h>
#include <ReefAngel_Timer.h>
#include <ReefAngel_Memory.h>
#include <ReefAngel.h>

byte ActinicPWMValue=0;
byte DaylightPWMValue=0;

void setup()
{
  ReefAngel.Init();  //Initialize controller
}

void loop()
{
  ReefAngel.ShowInterface();
  // Calculate your regular sunrise/sunset PWM value
  ActinicPWMValue=PWMSlope(10,00,22,15,0,50,40,ActinicPWMValue);
  DaylightPWMValue=PWMSlope(10,00,22,15,0,50,40,DaylightPWMValue);
  CheckCloud();
  ReefAngel.PWM.SetActinic(ActinicPWMValue);
  ReefAngel.PWM.SetDaylight(DaylightPWMValue);
}

//*********************************************************************************************************************************
// Random Cloud/Thunderstorm effects function
void CheckCloud()
{

  // ------------------------------------------------------------
  // Change the values below to customize your cloud/storm effect

  // Frequency in days based on the day of the month - number 2 means every 2 days, for example (day 2,4,6 etc)
  // For testing purposes, you can use 1 and cause the cloud to occur everyday
#define Clouds_Every_X_Days 1

  // Percentage chance of a cloud happening today
  // For testing purposes, you can use 100 and cause the cloud to have 100% chance of happening
#define Cloud_Chance_per_Day 100

  // Minimum number of minutes for cloud duration.  Don't use max duration of less than 6
#define Min_Cloud_Duration 7

  // Maximum number of minutes for the cloud duration. Don't use max duration of more than 255
#define Max_Cloud_Duration 15

  // Minimum number of clouds that can happen per day
#define Min_Clouds_per_Day 3

  // Maximum number of clouds that can happen per day
#define Max_Clouds_per_Day 5

  // Only start the cloud effect after this setting
  // In this example, start could after 11:30am
#define Start_Cloud_After NumMins(11,30)

  // Always end the cloud effect before this setting
  // In this example, end could before 8:00pm
#define End_Cloud_Before NumMins(18,30)

  // Percentage chance of a lightning happen for every cloud
  // For testing purposes, you can use 100 and cause the lightning to have 100% chance of happening
#define Lightning_Change_per_Cloud 100

  // Note: Make sure to choose correct values that will work within your PWMSLope settings.
  // For example, in our case, we could have a max of 5 clouds per day and they could last for 50 minutes.
  // Which could mean 250 minutes of clouds. We need to make sure the PWMSlope can accomodate 250 minutes of effects or unforseen resul could happen.
    // Also, make sure that you can fit double those minutes between Start_Cloud_After and End_Cloud_Before.
  // In our example, we have 510 minutes between Start_Cloud_After and End_Cloud_Before, so double the 250 minutes (or 500 minutes) can fit in that 510 minutes window.
    // It's a tight fit, but it did.

    //#define printdebug // Uncomment this for debug print on Serial Monitor window
  #define forcecloudcalculation // Uncomment this to force the cloud calculation to happen in the boot process.


  // Change the values above to customize your cloud/storm effect
  // ------------------------------------------------------------
  // Do not change anything below here

  static byte cloudchance=255;
  static byte cloudduration=0;
  static int cloudstart=0;
  static byte numclouds=0;
  static byte lightningchance=0;
  static byte cloudindex=0;
  static byte lightningstatus=0;
  static int LastNumMins=0;
  // Every day at midnight, we check for chance of cloud happening today
  if (hour()==0 && minute()==0 && second()==0) cloudchance=255;

#ifdef forcecloudcalculation
    if (cloudchance==255)
#else
    if (hour()==0 && minute()==0 && second()==1 && cloudchance==255)
#endif
    {
      //Pick a random number between 0 and 99
      cloudchance=random(100);
      // if picked number is greater than Cloud_Chance_per_Day, we will not have clouds today
      if (cloudchance>Cloud_Chance_per_Day) cloudchance=0;
      // Check if today is day for clouds.
      if ((day()%Clouds_Every_X_Days)!=0) cloudchance=0;
      // If we have cloud today
      if (cloudchance)
      {
        // pick a random number for number of clouds between Min_Clouds_per_Day and Max_Clouds_per_Day
        numclouds=random(Min_Clouds_per_Day,Max_Clouds_per_Day);
        // pick the time that the first cloud will start
        // the range is calculated between Start_Cloud_After and the even distribuition of clouds on this day.
        cloudstart=random(Start_Cloud_After,Start_Cloud_After+((End_Cloud_Before-Start_Cloud_After)/(numclouds*2)));
        // pick a random number for the cloud duration of first cloud.
        cloudduration=random(Min_Cloud_Duration,Max_Cloud_Duration);
        //Pick a random number between 0 and 99
        lightningchance=random(100);
        // if picked number is greater than Lightning_Change_per_Cloud, we will not have lightning today
        if (lightningchance>Lightning_Change_per_Cloud) lightningchance=0;
      }
    }
  // Now that we have all the parameters for the cloud, let's create the effect

  if (cloudchance)
  {
    //is it time for cloud yet?
    if (NumMins(hour(),minute())>=cloudstart && NumMins(hour(),minute())<(cloudstart+cloudduration))
    {
      DaylightPWMValue=ReversePWMSlope(cloudstart,cloudstart+cloudduration,DaylightPWMValue,0,180);
      if (lightningchance && (NumMins(hour(),minute())==(cloudstart+(cloudduration/2))) && second()<5)
      {
        if (random(100)<20) lightningstatus=1;
        else lightningstatus=0;
        if (lightningstatus)
        {
          DaylightPWMValue=100;
          ActinicPWMValue=100;
        }
        else
        {
          DaylightPWMValue=0;
          ActinicPWMValue=0;
        }
        delay(1);
      }
    }
    if (NumMins(hour(),minute())>(cloudstart+cloudduration))
    {
      cloudindex++;
      if (cloudindex < numclouds)
      {
        cloudstart=random(Start_Cloud_After+(((End_Cloud_Before-Start_Cloud_After)/(numclouds*2))*cloudindex*2),(Start_Cloud_After+(((End_Cloud_Before-Start_Cloud_After)/(numclouds*2))*cloudindex*2))+((End_Cloud_Before-Start_Cloud_After)/(numclouds*2)));
        // pick a random number for the cloud duration of first cloud.
        cloudduration=random(Min_Cloud_Duration,Max_Cloud_Duration);
        //Pick a random number between 0 and 99
        lightningchance=random(100);
        // if picked number is greater than Lightning_Change_per_Cloud, we will not have lightning today
        if (lightningchance>Lightning_Change_per_Cloud) lightningchance=0;
      }
    }
  }
 
  if (LastNumMins!=NumMins(hour(),minute()))
  {
    LastNumMins=NumMins(hour(),minute());
    ReefAngel.LCD.Clear(255,0,120,132,132);
    ReefAngel.LCD.DrawText(0,255,5,120,"C");
    ReefAngel.LCD.DrawText(0,255,11,120,"00:00");
    ReefAngel.LCD.DrawText(0,255,45,120,"L");
    ReefAngel.LCD.DrawText(0,255,51,120,"00:00");
    if (cloudchance && (NumMins(hour(),minute())<cloudstart))
    {
      int x=0;
      if ((cloudstart/60)>=10) x=11; else x=17;
      ReefAngel.LCD.DrawText(0,255,x,120,(cloudstart/60));
      if ((cloudstart%60)>=10) x=29; else x=35;
      ReefAngel.LCD.DrawText(0,255,x,120,(cloudstart%60));
    }
    ReefAngel.LCD.DrawText(0,255,90,120,cloudduration);
    if (lightningchance)
    {
      int x=0;
      if (((cloudstart+(cloudduration/2))/60)>=10) x=51; else x=57;
      ReefAngel.LCD.DrawText(0,255,x,120,((cloudstart+(cloudduration/2))/60));
      if (((cloudstart+(cloudduration/2))%60)>=10) x=69; else x=75;
      ReefAngel.LCD.DrawText(0,255,x,120,((cloudstart+(cloudduration/2))%60));
    }
  }   
}

byte ReversePWMSlope(long cstart,long cend,byte PWMStart,byte PWMEnd, byte clength)
{
  long n=elapsedSecsToday(now());
  cstart*=60;
  cend*=60;
  if (n<cstart) return PWMStart;
  if (n>=cstart && n<=(cstart+clength)) return map(n,cstart,cstart+clength,PWMStart,PWMEnd);
  if (n>(cstart+clength) && n<(cend-clength)) return PWMEnd;
  if (n>=(cend-clength) && n<=cend) return map(n,cend-clength,cend,PWMEnd,PWMStart);
  if (n>cend) return PWMStart;
}


but I get this error

'PWMSlope' was not declared in this scope

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The following features were automatically added:
Watchdog Timer
Version Menu

The following features were detected:
Dimming Signal
Simple Menu
In file included from CloudStandard.cpp:18:
/Users/Fran/Documents/Arduino/libraries/ReefAngel/ReefAngel.h:86: error: 'ParamsStruct' does not name a type
/Users/Fran/Documents/Arduino/libraries/ReefAngel/ReefAngel.h:88: error: 'RA_NokiaLCD' does not name a type
/Users/Fran/Documents/Arduino/libraries/ReefAngel/ReefAngel.h:89: error: 'RA_JoystickClass' does not name a type
/Users/Fran/Documents/Arduino/libraries/ReefAngel/ReefAngel.h:90: error: 'LEDClass' does not name a type
/Users/Fran/Documents/Arduino/libraries/ReefAngel/ReefAngel.h:92: error: 'RA_ATOHighClass' does not name a type
/Users/Fran/Documents/Arduino/libraries/ReefAngel/ReefAngel.h:93: error: 'RA_ATOLowClass' does not name a type
/Users/Fran/Documents/Arduino/libraries/ReefAngel/ReefAngel.h:94: error: 'RA_TempSensorClass' does not name a type
/Users/Fran/Documents/Arduino/libraries/ReefAngel/ReefAngel.h:95: error: 'RelayClass' does not name a type
/Users/Fran/Documents/Arduino/libraries/ReefAngel/ReefAngel.h:97: error: 'RA_PWMClass' does not name a type
/Users/Fran/Documents/Arduino/libraries/ReefAngel/ReefAngel.h:133: error: 'TimerClass' does not name a type
/Users/Fran/Documents/Arduino/libraries/ReefAngel/ReefAngel.h:315: error: 'Total_Menus' was not declared in this scope
/Users/Fran/Documents/Arduino/libraries/ReefAngel/ReefAngel.h:316: error: 'Total_Menus' was not declared in this scope
CloudStandard.cpp: In function 'void loop()':
CloudStandard.pde:-1: error: 'PWMSlope' was not declared in this scope
CloudStandard.pde:-1: error: 'class ReefAngelClass' has no member named 'PWM'
CloudStandard.pde:-1: error: 'class ReefAngelClass' has no member named 'PWM'
CloudStandard.cpp: In function 'void CheckCloud()':
CloudStandard.pde:-1: error: 'NumMins' was not declared in this scope
CloudStandard.pde:-1: error: 'NumMins' was not declared in this scope
CloudStandard.pde:-1: error: 'NumMins' was not declared in this scope
CloudStandard.pde:-1: error: 'NumMins' was not declared in this scope
CloudStandard.pde:-1: error: 'class ReefAngelClass' has no member named 'LCD'
CloudStandard.pde:-1: error: 'class ReefAngelClass' has no member named 'LCD'
CloudStandard.pde:-1: error: 'class ReefAngelClass' has no member named 'LCD'
CloudStandard.pde:-1: error: 'class ReefAngelClass' has no member named 'LCD'
CloudStandard.pde:-1: error: 'class ReefAngelClass' has no member named 'LCD'
CloudStandard.pde:-1: error: 'class ReefAngelClass' has no member named 'LCD'
CloudStandard.pde:-1: error: 'class ReefAngelClass' has no member named 'LCD'
CloudStandard.pde:-1: error: 'class ReefAngelClass' has no member named 'LCD'
CloudStandard.pde:-1: error: 'class ReefAngelClass' has no member named 'LCD'
CloudStandard.pde:-1: error: 'class ReefAngelClass' has no member named 'LCD'

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:32 am
Try this:
viewtopic.php?p=23250#p23250
Roberto.

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Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:27 am
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:20 pm
I have deleted arduino folder and reinstalled RA and the problem persists - 'PWMSlope' was not declared in this scope. Can be a problem in the code?

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Joined: Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:47 pm
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:32 pm
Sorry.... Yes, it was code related.
Try this:
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#include <ReefAngel_Features.h>
#include <Globals.h>
#include <RA_Wifi.h>
#include <Wire.h>
#include <OneWire.h>
#include <Time.h>
#include <DS1307RTC.h>
#include <InternalEEPROM.h>
#include <RA_NokiaLCD.h>
#include <RA_ATO.h>
#include <RA_Joystick.h>
#include <LED.h>
#include <RA_TempSensor.h>
#include <Relay.h>
#include <RA_PWM.h>
#include <Timer.h>
#include <Memory.h>
#include <InternalEEPROM.h>
#include <RA_Colors.h>
#include <RA_CustomColors.h>
#include <AI.h>
#include <RF.h>
#include <IO.h>
#include <ORP.h>
#include <Salinity.h>
#include <PH.h>
#include <WaterLevel.h>
#include <ReefAngel.h>

byte ActinicPWMValue=0;
byte DaylightPWMValue=0;

void setup()
{
  ReefAngel.Init();  //Initialize controller
}

void loop()
{
  ReefAngel.ShowInterface();
  // Calculate your regular sunrise/sunset PWM value
  ActinicPWMValue=PWMSlope(10,00,22,15,0,50,40,ActinicPWMValue);
  DaylightPWMValue=PWMSlope(10,00,22,15,0,50,40,DaylightPWMValue);
  CheckCloud();
  ReefAngel.PWM.SetActinic(ActinicPWMValue);
  ReefAngel.PWM.SetDaylight(DaylightPWMValue);
}

//*********************************************************************************************************************************
// Random Cloud/Thunderstorm effects function
void CheckCloud()
{

  // ------------------------------------------------------------
  // Change the values below to customize your cloud/storm effect

  // Frequency in days based on the day of the month - number 2 means every 2 days, for example (day 2,4,6 etc)
  // For testing purposes, you can use 1 and cause the cloud to occur everyday
#define Clouds_Every_X_Days 1

  // Percentage chance of a cloud happening today
  // For testing purposes, you can use 100 and cause the cloud to have 100% chance of happening
#define Cloud_Chance_per_Day 100

  // Minimum number of minutes for cloud duration.  Don't use max duration of less than 6
#define Min_Cloud_Duration 7

  // Maximum number of minutes for the cloud duration. Don't use max duration of more than 255
#define Max_Cloud_Duration 15

  // Minimum number of clouds that can happen per day
#define Min_Clouds_per_Day 3

  // Maximum number of clouds that can happen per day
#define Max_Clouds_per_Day 5

  // Only start the cloud effect after this setting
  // In this example, start could after 11:30am
#define Start_Cloud_After NumMins(11,30)

  // Always end the cloud effect before this setting
  // In this example, end could before 8:00pm
#define End_Cloud_Before NumMins(18,30)

  // Percentage chance of a lightning happen for every cloud
  // For testing purposes, you can use 100 and cause the lightning to have 100% chance of happening
#define Lightning_Change_per_Cloud 100

  // Note: Make sure to choose correct values that will work within your PWMSLope settings.
  // For example, in our case, we could have a max of 5 clouds per day and they could last for 50 minutes.
  // Which could mean 250 minutes of clouds. We need to make sure the PWMSlope can accomodate 250 minutes of effects or unforseen resul could happen.
    // Also, make sure that you can fit double those minutes between Start_Cloud_After and End_Cloud_Before.
  // In our example, we have 510 minutes between Start_Cloud_After and End_Cloud_Before, so double the 250 minutes (or 500 minutes) can fit in that 510 minutes window.
    // It's a tight fit, but it did.

    //#define printdebug // Uncomment this for debug print on Serial Monitor window
  #define forcecloudcalculation // Uncomment this to force the cloud calculation to happen in the boot process.


  // Change the values above to customize your cloud/storm effect
  // ------------------------------------------------------------
  // Do not change anything below here

  static byte cloudchance=255;
  static byte cloudduration=0;
  static int cloudstart=0;
  static byte numclouds=0;
  static byte lightningchance=0;
  static byte cloudindex=0;
  static byte lightningstatus=0;
  static int LastNumMins=0;
  // Every day at midnight, we check for chance of cloud happening today
  if (hour()==0 && minute()==0 && second()==0) cloudchance=255;

#ifdef forcecloudcalculation
    if (cloudchance==255)
#else
    if (hour()==0 && minute()==0 && second()==1 && cloudchance==255)
#endif
    {
      //Pick a random number between 0 and 99
      cloudchance=random(100);
      // if picked number is greater than Cloud_Chance_per_Day, we will not have clouds today
      if (cloudchance>Cloud_Chance_per_Day) cloudchance=0;
      // Check if today is day for clouds.
      if ((day()%Clouds_Every_X_Days)!=0) cloudchance=0;
      // If we have cloud today
      if (cloudchance)
      {
        // pick a random number for number of clouds between Min_Clouds_per_Day and Max_Clouds_per_Day
        numclouds=random(Min_Clouds_per_Day,Max_Clouds_per_Day);
        // pick the time that the first cloud will start
        // the range is calculated between Start_Cloud_After and the even distribuition of clouds on this day.
        cloudstart=random(Start_Cloud_After,Start_Cloud_After+((End_Cloud_Before-Start_Cloud_After)/(numclouds*2)));
        // pick a random number for the cloud duration of first cloud.
        cloudduration=random(Min_Cloud_Duration,Max_Cloud_Duration);
        //Pick a random number between 0 and 99
        lightningchance=random(100);
        // if picked number is greater than Lightning_Change_per_Cloud, we will not have lightning today
        if (lightningchance>Lightning_Change_per_Cloud) lightningchance=0;
      }
    }
  // Now that we have all the parameters for the cloud, let's create the effect

  if (cloudchance)
  {
    //is it time for cloud yet?
    if (NumMins(hour(),minute())>=cloudstart && NumMins(hour(),minute())<(cloudstart+cloudduration))
    {
      DaylightPWMValue=ReversePWMSlope(cloudstart,cloudstart+cloudduration,DaylightPWMValue,0,180);
      if (lightningchance && (NumMins(hour(),minute())==(cloudstart+(cloudduration/2))) && second()<5)
      {
        if (random(100)<20) lightningstatus=1;
        else lightningstatus=0;
        if (lightningstatus)
        {
          DaylightPWMValue=100;
          ActinicPWMValue=100;
        }
        else
        {
          DaylightPWMValue=0;
          ActinicPWMValue=0;
        }
        delay(1);
      }
    }
    if (NumMins(hour(),minute())>(cloudstart+cloudduration))
    {
      cloudindex++;
      if (cloudindex < numclouds)
      {
        cloudstart=random(Start_Cloud_After+(((End_Cloud_Before-Start_Cloud_After)/(numclouds*2))*cloudindex*2),(Start_Cloud_After+(((End_Cloud_Before-Start_Cloud_After)/(numclouds*2))*cloudindex*2))+((End_Cloud_Before-Start_Cloud_After)/(numclouds*2)));
        // pick a random number for the cloud duration of first cloud.
        cloudduration=random(Min_Cloud_Duration,Max_Cloud_Duration);
        //Pick a random number between 0 and 99
        lightningchance=random(100);
        // if picked number is greater than Lightning_Change_per_Cloud, we will not have lightning today
        if (lightningchance>Lightning_Change_per_Cloud) lightningchance=0;
      }
    }
  }
 
  if (LastNumMins!=NumMins(hour(),minute()))
  {
    LastNumMins=NumMins(hour(),minute());
    ReefAngel.LCD.Clear(255,0,120,132,132);
    ReefAngel.LCD.DrawText(0,255,5,120,"C");
    ReefAngel.LCD.DrawText(0,255,11,120,"00:00");
    ReefAngel.LCD.DrawText(0,255,45,120,"L");
    ReefAngel.LCD.DrawText(0,255,51,120,"00:00");
    if (cloudchance && (NumMins(hour(),minute())<cloudstart))
    {
      int x=0;
      if ((cloudstart/60)>=10) x=11; else x=17;
      ReefAngel.LCD.DrawText(0,255,x,120,(cloudstart/60));
      if ((cloudstart%60)>=10) x=29; else x=35;
      ReefAngel.LCD.DrawText(0,255,x,120,(cloudstart%60));
    }
    ReefAngel.LCD.DrawText(0,255,90,120,cloudduration);
    if (lightningchance)
    {
      int x=0;
      if (((cloudstart+(cloudduration/2))/60)>=10) x=51; else x=57;
      ReefAngel.LCD.DrawText(0,255,x,120,((cloudstart+(cloudduration/2))/60));
      if (((cloudstart+(cloudduration/2))%60)>=10) x=69; else x=75;
      ReefAngel.LCD.DrawText(0,255,x,120,((cloudstart+(cloudduration/2))%60));
    }
  }   
}

byte ReversePWMSlope(long cstart,long cend,byte PWMStart,byte PWMEnd, byte clength)
{
  long n=elapsedSecsToday(now());
  cstart*=60;
  cend*=60;
  if (n<cstart) return PWMStart;
  if (n>=cstart && n<=(cstart+clength)) return map(n,cstart,cstart+clength,PWMStart,PWMEnd);
  if (n>(cstart+clength) && n<(cend-clength)) return PWMEnd;
  if (n>=(cend-clength) && n<=cend) return map(n,cend-clength,cend,PWMEnd,PWMStart);
  if (n>cend) return PWMStart;
}
Roberto.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:02 am
Thanks Roberto, works perfect.

Can I change this

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ReefAngel.ShowInterface();
  // Calculate your regular sunrise/sunset PWM value
  ActinicPWMValue=PWMSlope(10,00,22,15,0,50,40,ActinicPWMValue);
  DaylightPWMValue=PWMSlope(10,00,22,15,0,50,40,DaylightPWMValue);
  CheckCloud();
  ReefAngel.PWM.SetActinic(ActinicPWMValue);
  ReefAngel.PWM.SetDaylight(DaylightPWMValue);


for this?

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 ReefAngel.ShowInterface();
  // Calculate your regular sunrise/sunset PWM value
  ActinicPWMValue=PWMSlope(10,00,21,00,1,100,120,1);
  DaylightPWMValue=PWMSlope(10,00,21,00,0,100,120,0);
  CheckCloud();
  ReefAngel.PWM.SetActinic(ActinicPWMValue);
  ReefAngel.PWM.SetDaylight(DaylightPWMValue);


to use actinic channel 1% as moonlight

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 10:30 am
i read through this and noticed it says pwm for everything. does this work for anolog? I have 3 heat sinks over my 210 with the meanwell ELN 60-48D drivers hooked up to the anolog expansion. right now all white are hooked to same port 0 and all blues are hook to same port 1 but i can hook them up to different ports so each heat sink is on its own port and allow for the effect of a cloud passing over my tank if thats possible? the lightening would be neat as well but more interested in the cloud.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 10:32 am
I believe its the same commands for pwm and analog. The hardware takes care of the differences.

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 10:38 am
cool. well i have no idea now to do coding so if anyone could figure out how to do a cloud slowly passing over my tank from one side to the other that would be cool. say i have left heat sink whites in port 0 blues in port 1, middle heat sink whites in port 2 blues in port 3, right heat sink whites in port 4 and blues in port 5. could it start dimming on left then middle then dim right and brighten left then middle and right with a slow moving cloud effect, or is that too complex?
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