An archive of community.esquilo.io as of Saturday January 26, 2019.

My Anodizing Controller - Temperature monitoring and heating control

JefferyS

Below is a link to my blog where I just put up the first part of my Anodizing Controller using the Esquilo Air.

I will be sharing how it is all wired up and hardware I used to make it and the source code.

It displays the temperature of all my anodizing tanks that need to be monitored and controls the heaters on the five tanks that are heated.

This is really my first project that I've made with the Esquilo and wanted to share with everyone as I've used many open source projects in the past and this I thought was worth sharing.

I'm no guru at this so there has been a lot of trial and error and my code may not be the best but it works and I'm hoping that sharing it will get others to contribute to it to make it even better.

My Blog.

Thanks,

Jeffery

softwarejanitor

That's pretty cool @Jefferyl! I am looking forward to seeing everything as you get your writeups done! :grin:

JefferyS

Thanks, it's been a learning experience for sure :smile:

JefferyS

Hello, I've finally created another part to my Anodizing Controller project using the Esquilo. Shows how everything is connected and schematic and some pictures.

Please don't judge my soldering to harshly, my eye sight is not so good even with glasses lol.

Check it out and let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Jeffery

JefferyS

Hello all, I've just added another post with several more pictures of the wiring hookup for the heater controller boards.

I hope you like it.

Jeffery

Scott_Shumate

Your setup looks great and is very neatly wired. One of these days I would like to try out anodizing for myself.

JefferyS

Thanks Scott, I try.

YouTube videos make it look easy but to get a production line going isn't not as easy as it seems. I suppose if you're doing a few parts that might be okay.

If you're ever in Houston I would be happy to show you our setup.

JefferyS

Hello everyone, I've uploaded my code to a Github repository for everyone to look at. This is my production code but it does have some issues but not related to it's primary function.

Check out my blog for the notes and link to the repository.

http://blog.dragonwebprogramming.com

Thanks,

Jeffery

JefferyS

Hello, just wanted to let those that are interested know that I've posted how we made our own heaters for anodizing tanks.

Disclaimer:
This is a Use At Your Own Risk project. I assume no responsibility for anything anyone makes from my instructions.

http://blog.dragonwebprogramming.com

Thanks,

Jeffery