Climate Library and Web Service

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:33 am
I have been continuing work on this library and in a few weeks should have it ready for the first guinea pigs... errr beta testers. This first iteration of the library will be focused on clouds and storms. Yes I know, its been done before but they will be in libraries and you can customize it without having to change code. instead, you just set a few parameters in your loop function and get the PWM value. I doubt this thing is going to fit on the regular Reef Angel Controller without removing a lot of other functionality, Reef Controller Plus is the way to go.

One of the key things is I am developing this library so it can be ran in either the Reef Controller or ran in a PWM Expansion module. This modified PWM Expansion module, lets call it the Weather PWM module can be configured via the Reef Controller. So you can set up your climate in the same way, but it will all be execute on the altered PWM Expansion module. It will also offload all lighting functions from the reef controller to this module... Including moon phase, sunrise and sunset. Settings from the Reef Controller that are made via the menu's, in your code or whatever are then sent to the altered PWM Expansion module via the USB cables (Serial TTL). It can event control the Actinic and Daylight pins on the main relay box over the Serial TTL. The goal here is to offload climate processing from the Reef Controller and fully utilize the potential of the programmable expansion modules.

In case anyone is curious, I am keeping the source on github... Just search for RAClimate.

Here is my ask. I am not a device programmer by profession. I do more development work around productivity software such as Office and SharePoint. So if you have a suggestion with my code by all means speak up. I'd like this to be a collaborate effort and take all of the great climate/weather code out there and put it into a set of libraries, so that the non-coders out there can have an easier time with it.
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 7:10 pm
This is an awesome concept. I can't wait to see the finished product. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:34 pm
Hello, I have been lurking for a bit trying to decide on a controller for my reef tank. I am now pretty set on the RA and just want to comment on this thread since this is a big thing for me with the weather. I would like to suggest polling weather for a region but also include a formula or an "if" statement to not allow more than 1 or 2 rainy days a week.

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