Yay Progress.

A project log for SAM - Solar Automation Machine.

Sun Tracking, Charging, Cooling , Monitoring, Relay control. for my small solar panel installation.

emericaEmerica 01/03/2016 at 07:350 Comments

Hackaday Prize Done Twice over.
Ditching CC3000. Slimming down to basics for hamshack battery charging, will build up as needed.
Still want temp and light sensing/logging but not a priority.

Arduino mega
DFRobot Mega Sensor Shield 2.4
DfRobot Voltage dividers x2
DX 20A Current Sensors
Ebay 5A buck converter, with charging protection
Switching Psu
Debug/NormalSleep Switch
Might use RTC/SD Card for logging
Temp, Light, Relay etc all left aside for the moment.

2 modes selected by switch,

Mode 1, delay 1000ms, always on quick update for debugging during setup.
Mode 2. check sensors, delay 8000ms, kill backlight, then put arduino to sleep for 52s