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    Arduinos In The Grow Room: My Project

    I ended up going with a "contactor" which I found at my local grow shop. I had nbo idea what I was looking for so bought it there, since that's what it was used for... The arduino can use a 5v relay to trigger this big high current relay, and turn the light on and off, and I use LDRs (light...
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    Arduinos In The Grow Room: My Project

    Thanks... I'm still working on this whole system, and nearly have the design for the Sensor Modules nailed down. I'm always thinking of new things to add, or better ways to do things. Hopefully I'll order some properly printed "shields" for them and mount them in nice enclosures soon, although...
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    Arduinos In The Grow Room: My Project

    Wow, it's been almost 2 1/2 months since I've updated things here... An awful lot has happened in that time. While I could never list all the changes here, and I'm not allowed to post links to my blog,I didn't want people to get the idea that I've given up, or stopped working on this project...
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    Arduinos In The Grow Room: My Project

    One final post, as it concludes my investigation into the problems I had with the MySQL Connector. September 5, 2019 Happy, happy, happy... It's working again! I'm so happy right now! I finally found, and fixed, the problem with reading the sensor configurations when doing a sensor scan. If...
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    Arduinos In The Grow Room: My Project

    That's it folks, the admins have removed my signature and told me to stop posting links to my blog even though in my opinion, it does not conflict with this site. Unfortunately, this means no more posts here, as I'm not going to completely duplicate every post. Thanks for all your interest in...
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    Arduinos In The Grow Room: My Project

    Looks like a change was made 8 days ago. This is the only change listed. It looks like lines 39 and 40 were added. I have no idea how or why it has caused the problem, but I think I can rest easy knowing that this is definitely the cause.
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    Arduinos In The Grow Room: My Project

    After scouring my code for anything that would cause the constant wdt reboots, I finally decided to compare the current version of the MySql Connector library against the backup I did before re-installing. When I re-installed Windows, I also downloaded and re-installed everything else, since I...
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    DIY Whiteboard

    Actually, put the white behind the Plexiglas, and write on the Plexiglas?
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    DIY Whiteboard

    If you don't need it to be portable, you can just tape/tack a piece of the white plastic to the wall :)
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    Arduinos In The Grow Room: My Project

    I'll have a look, you haven't steered me wrong yet :) I am pretty comfortable in Visual Studio though, so we'll see. Yeah, my computer is much better now, I hardly have time for a toke when I change folders, he he
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    DIY Whiteboard

    I think if I make another one, it won't have the wood in between, I think 2 pieces of foam board would be enough support. I plan on using this just kind of on my lap at my desk, not hanging on a wall, so the weight savings would make a difference. Worst case, three foam boards...
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    DIY Whiteboard

    I've seen the paint, but this was cheaper :)
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    DIY Whiteboard

    Whiteboards are really handy for a lot of things, but can be a great place to quickly jot down notes and reminders while working in the grow room. If you need to keep the info, pull out your phone and snap a picture... Anyhow, here's a post from my blog, I'll copy the whole thing here so you...
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    DIY rotating garden on the cheap

    Interesting concept, look forward to your results
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    Arduinos In The Grow Room: My Project

    the call to connectedToSql() opens the connection to the database if it is not already connected. The line you highlighted in red, was removed. I suspect it was there during my testing just to ensure the database connection was closed before .making the call to load the sensor list, since...
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