Aquarduino - The remote controlled aquarium(Arduino inside).
Hello everyone ..
The idea of a remote controlled aquarium and generally the control of it using a common pc has been wandering in my mind .
So I decided to start making one .
The idea is to have a common aquarium that can be controlled remotely(the feeding process,information) through the internet hopefully .
The information the user will get through the page I will make for the project is : Ph level and temperature of the water
Furthermore a web camera will be placed on a pan-tilt mechanism that the visitor can handle through a buttons form I will make .
I was hoping to put a wii camera on the top of the aquarium inorder to see how many fish are alive but fish are cold-blooded and this one cannot be done .Then I thought something else .When I want to see how many fish are alive I will light some ir leds and the wii cam will see where the ir light reflects on ,though I dont know if this can happen because ir light reflects on water too.
Thats all for the first version .
I have started building the whole thing 2 weeks ago.
The feeding mechanism is ready and now Im working on the 2 surfaces all the electronics and the servos,etc will be placed on .
Below you can see a rough sketch I made in Google Sketch up 8 to show you how it will look like .
The aquarium will be spherical though in the sketch is a cube because I coudn't make a sphere .
(update 1/5/2011:actuall google skecth up sketch added)
(update:27/05/2011,21:44) : Feeding mechanism almost done .You can see some photos below .
Will be updated again soon...