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by timmyclub
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Campervan sensors?
Replies: 13
Views: 3379

Re: Campervan sensors?

I'll try the caps and then see what they're like submersed. Cheers!

Head of water is the plan. I know it'll be a little all over the place, especially during transit - but it should give some indication, right?! :mrgreen:
by timmyclub
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Campervan sensors?
Replies: 13
Views: 3379

Re: Campervan sensors?

Domoticz looks seriously cool, thanks! If anyone has any thoughts on this, I'd be very interested - Pressure sensors are sat on my desk and i'm getting pretty wild fluctuations. They're just wired to +5V, gnd and the third wire to the adc.. Here are some readings from the last few minutes. { "10/04/...
by timmyclub
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Campervan sensors?
Replies: 13
Views: 3379

Re: Campervan sensors?

Your setup sounds fab! I guess there's probably a lesson to be learned for me - why use a fully functional computer when a microcontoller will do. I'm clinging on to some semblance of my comfort zone with the Pi and I've ordered some bits and pieces now. I should probably have learned what an Arduin...
by timmyclub
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Campervan sensors?
Replies: 13
Views: 3379

Re: Campervan sensors?

Thanks again for your insight, Steven. Really, much appreciated.

I'll start tinkering along those lines. Better add one of those breadboard thingies to the shopping list, eh (along with some of those capacitors just in case)?

I'll report back with the details of my working setup! :mrgreen:
by timmyclub
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Campervan sensors?
Replies: 13
Views: 3379

Re: Campervan sensors?

Should I start buying these things or stick to woodwork?! Neither! Do some more research first. Plenty of comment on these forums. I think you could have responded with a 'stick to woodwork' (not that I'm great at that, either!). Clearly you're one of the internet's gentlemen. Thanks! Something lik...
by timmyclub
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Campervan sensors?
Replies: 13
Views: 3379

Campervan sensors?

Hi all, I'm embarking on a van build and would like it to have some data available through a web interface. I'm keen to use a RPi because I know my way around a Linux box and should be able to hack together the code from some examples I've seen online. Electronics, on the other hand, is not an area ...
by timmyclub
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Combine Raspberry Pi with touch screen car stereo
Replies: 2
Views: 2618

Re: Combine Raspberry Pi with touch screen car stereo

After a bit more thought, I think I can answer myself... It'll be one of those ribbon cables that you find inside phones/tablets, I guess (not sure what they're called?). I certainly wont be making a home made junction box/switch for one of those...!
by timmyclub
Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Combine Raspberry Pi with touch screen car stereo
Replies: 2
Views: 2618

Combine Raspberry Pi with touch screen car stereo

Hi all, I'm thinking of putting a computer into my camper van. I want it to be neat and tidy but don't necessarily have the time/skills to neatly fit a monitor myself, so I'm thinking along the lines of a stereo with an existing touch screen and a composite input. Something like this: http://xtrons....
by timmyclub
Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Worried about teaching Computing? I can help.
Replies: 29
Views: 7389

Re: Worried about teaching Computing? I can help.

<t>Hi all. I"m hoping to take advantage of this kind offer.<br/> <br/> I think having a wiki or some way of storing and making accessible what we are learning to a wider audience is a good idea. I was wondering about an instance of Moodle with guest access or open registration but maybe this is over...
by timmyclub
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Teaching Programming - How will it all work?
Replies: 25
Views: 8547

Re: Teaching Programming - How will it all work?

<t>Some interesting (and entertaining!) thoughts and opinions on this thread.<br/> <br/> I'm a science teacher who's been roped into teaching 'ICT' (PowerPoint lessons) from time to time.  I have a minor interest in programming - mainly simple perl and bash to 'get jobs done'.  Not something particu...

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