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Generalmy pumphouse monitor project Pin
honey the codewitch27-Oct-20 12:06
mvahoney the codewitch27-Oct-20 12:06 
So I'm building a monitor so my father in law can check on the pump that pulls water from the creek without him having to go out to the pump house. We'll be using wifi repeaters to take the signal all the way out to the pump house. The pump's status can be viewed in the house on a PC in the windows system tray so you can tell if it's idle or running, or the tank is full.

It requires a tiny computer to be installed in the pumphouse and then wired up to the pump. I chose an Arduino Mega 2560 with an ESP8266 wifi adapter. It is expected to send a UDP datagram every half second reporting the pump status.

I finally got the ESP8266 wifi library installed in my Arduino programming environment so I can use wifi with this little tiny computer. I bought a wifi module separately and planned to wire it up, but there are power supply problems so I'm buying an arduino mega 2560 with wifi built in this time.

I already wrote the software for the computer end of what I'm building so I'm almost there.

I wrote the software in a couple of hours, the hardware has taken a day so far, probably 2 or 3 by the time I'm done.

It's a bit more of a pain than I was hoping, particularly trying to install the libraries for the esp8266 and getting them to work with the development environment but i did get through it. The first time is always the roughest, but this was compounded by the fact that there's more than one library.

Anyway, I can see the end of this now. Thank heaven they have a board with wifi on it already. That was way more trouble than it was worth, as documentation online on how to wire it up was conflicting. Plus the stock power supply on the arduino doesn't have enough juice to power an external wifi widget.

I'm sure some of you are better at this than me, since I haven't done much circuit building since I was a child - before I discovered programming mostly - but I'm pretty proud of what I've accomplished with this so far. Smile | :)
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