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29Aug/130

Max’n Molly

max-molly

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22Aug/130

New Version of WebPower 1.10

New features are added to the WebPower an Arduino-Webduino Relay Switcher!

The biggest improvement is that I have added physical controls for the real world. The first is a analog sensor for monitoring voltages or more specific light sensor to monitor the presence of a LED that is indicating a device is powered on... this is specifically important for devices that use pulsed relays. I have built in the functions for two such sensors and disabled them by default.

The next feature was the ability to control the on-off functions manually when your next to the device.. I wanted something that would power on the devices in order. So if there is a boot up sequence I could turn on my radio gear quickly with out the use of a webpage. Pressing the On button multiple times will turn on each relay in order, note that if you have a pulse relay the current version isn't monitoring for that and thus will latch a pulse relay. I will correct this later, or you can workaround by simply putting that relay as your last relay and being careful not to latch it.

The off button will reverse of the on button, something like a rocker switch would work nice for this..

I do recommend using a pull-down resistors well as remember to shield the use of analog pins, test this in your environment. I used 10kOhm pull-down resistors to keep the pins quiet. This was some dirty code I put in a lazy debounce and I'm sure there is a better way.. if you have input let me know!

You can get the code back on the main page for this project.

cdspulldowndiag

Example of a Analog Sensor with a pull-down resistor (10Kohm for example)
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Example of a Analog push button for the on/off switch with a pull-down resistor (10Kohm for example)

13Aug/130

nerd dad domain fun

What better way to be a nerd dad then to purchase domain names for your whole family?

http://www.kellykeeton.com

http://www.katiekeeton.com

http://www.katiekeeton.com

http://www.maxkeeton.com

http://www.mollykeeton.com

So that takes care of that!

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6Aug/132

Keeton Squared

Welcome to the world, Blog Molly, Molly Blog. Now who is who here?!

max Molly

family

And the family photo, sprinkles with a rare "allow the boy to pet me" to be fair it was like 85F so the cat was too hot to move.

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6Aug/1369

WebPower an Arduino-Webduino Relay Switcher

In a quest to operate my ham radio shack remotely, one thing I needed to accomplish was remote power for various devices. I have looked into multiple solutions however they are expensive and normally don't fit the bill just as I need them to. My requirements for this project..
1) Cheap, 2) Easy, 3) Flexible

I had a few spare Arduino's sitting around with a few EthernetPiggy boards. So thats the cheap part, priced out on ebay for $20 you can pick up the pair of boards from China, double check! Additionally I looked into some of the pre-made units. For example West Mountian Radios Rigrunner.

West Mountian Radios Rigrunner.
Real nice unit, but the price is a little hot and with a limit of four ports and 40A on the DC circuit I am a bit limited in flexibility. Then you have the AC only version, the web power switch Also the most affordable way to go about it I have found. Same with the OpenSource Hardware ProjectWebPower Strip, however the quality manufactured version is highly preferred to this messy looking thing.

So back to the Arduino, I had it here in a junk box, I also had some 2-Channel Relay boards.. that are Optioisoloated real nice units. sitting in the junk box (more on why this is cool later)

After some toying around I came to the conclusion that the Webduino Library was the best for the situation, allowing POST and Auth with no effort from myself. About 30 hours of programming later, some help from jQuery.. I have a version 1.0!.

WebPower Screenshot