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Aquarium Light

Dinamic ligthing with oled screen and automatization options

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Animal lighting was a very primitive technology ecosystem, like toasters, brands make them cheap instead of invest in quality and research, technology advance and now are very cheap add features and automatims that some time ago was prohibitive.

Adding LED lighting power consumption decreases and its more durable than conventional bulbs, and dimmable; a digital circuit can control automation for a very low price and give a nice user interface to control the basic parameters of the automatism like the time.

This ligth can folow the sun brigthnes, got sinusoidal ligth output acording to a real time clock, giving the maximun light intensity at the zenit of the day.

It was designed to dont stress the fishes/reptiles/plants with inmediate sunrises or sunfalls, and to be unatended once its configured.

Designed to be easy to use, only one button, an encoder serves as navigation and selection button, easy on/off, upsidedown sensor to turn it off, with memory at all functions, autorestore in chase of temporaly interruption of electricity.


Functions:

  • Adjustable power
  • 5 Wachfaces
  • Timer (Summer&Winter)
  • Time, timer & power memory
  • Upsidedown sensor
  • Diffuse light output

Specs:

  • OLED Screen 1"
  • 4x5W Cold White COB LED
  • Power: 20W
  • Input: 220V
  • Aluminum case

  • 1 × Outer Shell Made - Workshop
  • 1 × Screen 3mm Frozen Made - Laser Cut 2
  • 1 × Inner Shell Made - Workshop
  • 1 × PCB Buy - Electronic Components 00
  • 2 × Pillar Made - Workshop

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  • Software

    Eduardo04/20/2019 at 19:49 0 comments

    Start screen:

    Double click to change it:

    Shield: This screen shows the output % in numbers and the decorative bars increses with the power to get a fast view.
    Neddle: This screen was designed to see the power output at large distances of the display.
    Volume: This screen was designed in order to be precise but graphical too.
    Clock: This screen shows the time, and the bar shows the power wit less priority.
    Timer menu: This screen shows the timer menu screen and time configuration, was designed to show all the info in once screen and to configure the device.

    Timer options:

    Summer and winter timers:

    Configurable sunrise and power:

    Setting the time:


  • PCB Assembly

    Eduardo04/19/2019 at 22:03 0 comments


    OSH Park purple looks so black on camera...

  • Force analysis

    Eduardo03/21/2019 at 14:10 0 comments

  • Thermal analysis

    Eduardo03/21/2019 at 12:05 0 comments

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