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kristofferis

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mcModule goes christmas tree
« on: December 20, 2016, 06:30:10 am »
Hello.
I was inspired from the mcThings video to monitor when it is time to water the christmas tree so I just had to implement that on my tree.

I am using a simple soil humidity detection module connected to a mcModule on a  digital input .

And a very simple code that is checking every 5 minute if the water level is ok or not

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Shared Event measureMoisture() RaiseEvent Every 5 Minutes
        enableMoistureLevel = True 'turn on
        Thread.Sleep(500000) 'sleep
       
        Dim needWater As Boolean
        Dim payload As ListOfByte = New ListOfByte()
       
        needWater = MoistureLevel
       
        If MoistureLevel Then
            payload.Add("true")
        Else
            payload.Add("false")
        End If
       
        Lplan.Publish("mcModule/000104E6/livingroom/christmastree/needwater", payload)
       
        enableMoistureLevel = False 'turn off
    End Event


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Re: mcModule goes christmas tree
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2016, 12:48:53 pm »
Awesome! Great Job!
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Re: mcModule goes christmas tree
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2016, 12:52:18 pm »
As you could see, Iam using two different cases one for the sensor and one for the mcModule. Of course it would be better to create one case that includes both modules. Maybe something to fix for next year :)

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Re: mcModule goes christmas tree
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2016, 09:42:55 am »
What are you using to hold the 120 case shut?  I've been using tape

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Re: mcModule goes christmas tree
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2016, 09:53:43 am »
Hello.
Iam not using anything, the case is perfect fit so the lid just stays in place.
(mcModule 110)

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Re: mcModule goes christmas tree
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 09:42:11 am »
I have been experimenting with the same moisture sensor setup and code that Tom uses in his video using both a stand alone module and the MC dev board but, I notice a big variation in output voltages between the two even when using the same moisture sensor.
Has anyone else tried this on the MC dev board? Was there any difference in the voltage output from the sensor? Is this something to be expected or am I doing something wrong?

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Re: mcModule goes christmas tree
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2017, 09:46:03 am »
If you find a good enclosure that houses both the module and sensor please pass along.

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Re: mcModule goes christmas tree
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2017, 11:57:09 am »
I have not tested the analog output only the digital, in this project I only need to know if there is any water on the sensor or not.