Friday, May 8, 2015

Wrap up 5/8

Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting, and more troubleshooting, all this week we've ran a series of diagnostic tests. We called Techno FMS support and they led us in the right direction, we isolated several circuits to try and identify the problem. We're making progress but we're not there yet.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Week of 5/4

This week we are changing all our attention on getting our CNC Mill completely functionally and operational. This involves changing, upgrading and formatting old computers, our goal is to make it as the mill was brand new and off the lot.
This Weeks Goals:

  • Change old computers
  • Upgrade ram in new computers
  • Install Windows 7
  • Install Drivers/mill software

Friday, May 1, 2015

5/1 Wrap up for the week

After working on making the part, we had a few successful models. The models worked better then we thought they would holding more, and working correctly when put to the test. These models also helped us find the correct settings for the 3d printer temperature for good stick and crisp lines throughout.

Monday, April 27, 2015

4/27 Week Begins

This week we worked on making a new product using the 3D printer and solid works. After learning how to use solid works I thought it was a good time to put it to the test. This is what we have so far...

Friday, April 24, 2015

4/24 Wrap Up

This week we finished working on our senior project and the board. We finalized the water bus and got ready to take it all to symposium.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday 4/20

This week we will redo poorly made/old connections from previous years as well as organize or tool boxes are add a locking mechanism.

            We will also work on...
  • Creating/remaking our accessory circuit wiring
  • Experimenting/researching on new solar cells

Friday, February 6, 2015

Arduino Code

** Example Arduino sketch for SainSmart I2C LCD2004 adapter for HD44780 LCD screens
 ** Readily found on eBay or 
 ** The LCD2004 module appears to be identical to one marketed by YwRobot
 ** Address pins 0,1 & 2 are all permenantly tied high so the address is fixed at 0x27
 ** Written for and tested with Arduino 1.0
 ** This example uses F Malpartida's NewLiquidCrystal library. Obtain from:
 ** Edward Comer
 ** LICENSE: GNU General Public License, version 3 (GPL-3.0)
 ** NOTE: TEsted on Arduino NANO whose I2C pins are A4==SDA, A5==SCL
#include <Wire.h>
#include <LCD.h>
#include <LiquidCrystal_I2C.h>

#define I2C_ADDR    0x3F  // Define I2C Address where the PCF8574A is
#define BACKLIGHT_PIN     3
#define En_pin  2
#define Rw_pin  1
#define Rs_pin  0
#define D4_pin  4
#define D5_pin  5
#define D6_pin  6
#define D7_pin  7

int n = 1;
int threshold0=200;
int threshold1=400;
int ledPin =  13; 
int ledState= HIGH;    
LiquidCrystal_I2C lcd(I2C_ADDR,En_pin,Rw_pin,Rs_pin,D4_pin,D5_pin,D6_pin,D7_pin);

void setup()
  lcd.begin (20,4);
 pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);
  // Switch on the backlight
  lcd.setBacklight(10 ); lcd.home ();                   // go home

   lcd.println("SPHS Engineering/Hort");
  lcd.setCursor ( 0, 1 );        // go to the 2nd line
    lcd.print("Test BY: MATT/TYLER");
  lcd.setCursor ( 0, 2 );        // go to the third line
  lcd.print("Moisture Sensor");
  lcd.setCursor ( 0, 3 );        // go to the fourth line
  lcd.print("Soil Cond.:");
void loop() {

   lcd.setCursor (11,3); 
  int range = map(analogRead(0), threshold0, threshold1, 0, 2);
switch (range) {
  case 0:    // your hand is on the sensor
   lcd.print("PERM.WILT");   digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);

  case 1:    // your hand is close to the sensor
    lcd.print("FIELD CAP.");    digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW);

  case 2:    // your hand is a few inches from the sensor
   lcd.print("SATURATED ");    digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW);

    //digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);

  } //  if (ledState == LOW)
   // else
    //  ledState = LOW;

    // set the LED with the ledState of the variable:
  delay(50);        // delay in between reads for stability
// constants won't change. Used here to 
// set pin numbers:
    // the number of the LED pin

// Variables will change:
         // ledState used to set the LED

// the follow variables is a long because the time, measured in miliseconds,
// will quickly become a bigger number than can be stored in an int.

  // set the digital pin as output:
//void loop()


/* if (analogRead(0)>threshold0)
  else if(threshold0<analogRead(0)<threshold1);
  else else if(analogRead(0)>threshold1);


 // Backlight on/off every 3 seconds
/* lcd.setCursor (14,3);        // go col 14 of line 3

    // when characters arrive over the serial port...
  //if (Serial.available()) 
    // wait a bit for the entire message to arrive
   // delay(100);
    // clear the screen
    // read all the available characters
    //while (Serial.available() > 0) 
 // Serial.print();
// Serial.print(analogRead(0));