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Solar Monitoring System with Ardbox

Solar Monitoring System with Ardbox

Solar panels are popular because they are able to give us energy from light. When the light hits the panel solar conductor, the energy is translated into moving and electrons, creating current. In this newsletter we´ll make a simple monitoring system that you can develop for your home with Open Source Hardware. Hardware Hardware selection depend a lot of your solar panel and its specs (output voltage, power). For this project, we will consider that we have a 5.2 kW…

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Control of soil humidity in an irrigation installation

Control of soil humidity in an irrigation installation

This newsletter is really interesting because control soil humidity in irrigation installations makes saving water, time and money.  Continue reading…   Hardware Hardware selection is very important when you try to develop projects where sensors, actuators and PLC´s must talk each other. For this project, with chosen the following equipment: PLC: Any PLC from IndustrialShields is a good option. We have chosen the M-Duino PLC Arduino 21 I/Os Analog/Digital because we think it has different communication options to be communicated…

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Real time electrical consumption monitoring with M-Duino

Real time electrical consumption monitoring with M-Duino

In this Project, we will show you how to read electrical consumption using Modbus communication. Modbus is an industry standard communications protocol for electronic device Hardware I: Equipment to be used The electrical consumption monitoring system consists of: An M-Duino PLC: This controller is the heart of the system. It controls the display, generates interrupts, and controls the communication. A Panel PC: Used to read on the status of a counter and display the graph of monthly consumption over the Panel…

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