Tankduino

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Tankduino
Information
Owner Dan9186
Version 1.0
Status In Progress
Started On November 2009


The Tankduino is an Arduino based project designed around the aspect of making an aquarium more self sufficient.

Overview

This project was spawned out of a need to not forget to feed the fish in an aquarium. Originally the project was planned to only have an LED turn on twice during the day at two different times and turn the LED off at the push of a button. The original design contained no Arduino what so ever. Once the Arduino was added, the project completely changed direction and took off. With the capabilities of the Arduino, the goal quickly changed to just from a feeding notification to an aquarium control system. The over all purpose is to eliminate the guesswork in owning an aquarium and allow for people to enjoy it with less hassle.

Features

Implemented

  • LCD User interface
  • Arduino based clock
  • Keypad controlled menu
  • Time based triggers

Incomplete

  • Feeding time based alarm
  • Water level monitoring
  • Automatic feeding
  • Automatic water level top off
  • pH level monitoring
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Data logging
  • Time based lights on/off
  • Time based day/night lights

Bill of Materials

USB Arduino
Item Metric Cost/Item Qty Sub Total Distributor
Screws 1/4 in (0.6 cm) 4-40 $0.24 4 $0.95 SparkFun Electronics
Resistor 330 Ohm 1/4 Watt $0.02 4 $0.08 Jameco
Crystal 4 Mhz $0.59 1 $0.59 Jameco
Resistor 4.7k Ohm 1/4 Watt $0.02 4 $0.08 Jameco
Arduino Duemilanove N/A $29.95 1 $29.95 SparkFun Electronics
Jumper Wires 6 in (15 cm) M/F Pack of 100 $24.95 1 $24.95 SparkFun Electronics
Keypad N/A $14.95 1 $14.95 Jameco
Keypad Encoder N/A $5.19 1 $5.19 SparkFun Electronics
Plastic Standoff Short $0.49 4 $1.95 SparkFun Electronics
Project Enclosure 8 in (20 cm) x 6 in (15 cm) x 3 in (7.6 cm) $6.99 1 $6.99 RadioShack
Rubber Feet N/A $0.49 4 $1.95 RadioShack
Serial Enabled LCD 20 characters x 4 rows $29.95 1 $29.95 SparkFun Electronics
Solderless Breadboard 400 pt $5.95 1 $5.95 Jameco