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#64944 Automated Urban Garden

Posted by Giuliano on 28 February 2016 - 08:33 PM

#64337 Automated Urban Garden

Posted by Giuliano on 20 October 2015 - 05:10 AM

Yes, I was looking at the PH sensors and they are super expensive. I found this one at




Then, I found this 4 in 1 sensor that Sears sells:


Then, I saw the Parrot Flower Power, really nice implementation but it doesn't have PH information.


Looks pretty good but at the end I would like full control of my sensors, so I am going with the Netduino board and the humidity sensor you have suggested me to start with and I hope to add the sunlight, fertilizer, temperature and the PH sensors at a later time.


I'll keep you posted.

#63416 Automated Urban Garden

Posted by Giuliano on 07 July 2015 - 08:34 PM

Thank you so much ShVerni.


I am going to order the parts and I need to make some time to put all together. I'll keep you posted.

#56746 Quad.Net Quadrocopter for .NETMF

Posted by Giuliano on 11 March 2014 - 05:09 AM

Brandon/Luke, do you guys have any updates for the community on this really cool project?


Have you guys used with the Netduino 2 or Netduino Plus 2 for this project?



#55713 Automated Urban Garden

Posted by Giuliano on 29 January 2014 - 12:03 AM

That's pretty awesome, thanks for sharing.

#55006 Remote I/O Project

Posted by Giuliano on 30 December 2013 - 07:24 PM

I am currently playing with the Xbee Series 2, I have 4 of them but had to stop my project because of other things that came up, plus work, thanksgiving and the current holidays, but I am planning to get back to it next Monday. So, I'll keep you posted of my progress.


I got a really good book call "Building Wireless Sensor Networks" that got me started.

#47978 Boston area meetup?

Posted by Giuliano on 03 April 2013 - 04:04 PM

Would love to join as well but I am in the other side of the country. Have fun guys!!!

#47957 Log Reader(Last N rows);

Posted by Giuliano on 03 April 2013 - 05:14 AM

Good day everyone,


I've created a method to read a log file from the Netduino SD card. The good thing about the approach I took is that it works really fast and the reason behind that is that it goes from the end of the file and then starts looking for a delimiter, in this case the carriage return and new line bytes (1310 or rn in English) and then once it reaches the number of carriage returns + new line breaks (# of rows) you wish to retrieve from the log, it then starts reading forward using the traditional ReadLine() method up to the end of the file.


I've tried this code in my N+2 for a while and it is working fine so far.


Attached is the demo project of it.


Sorry in advance for not putting any comments in the code. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to drop a line here or PM me.



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#46853 Netduino and RC Receivers (I am using a Spektrum AR600)

Posted by Giuliano on 07 March 2013 - 10:18 PM

The receiver battery packs are ususally 4.8v. The receiver specs say it can be power from 3.5 to 9.6V, so it is safe to power with 5V. Keep me posted.

#46136 Rain sensor

Posted by Giuliano on 23 February 2013 - 06:34 PM

I ordered the RS232 shield below:




I'll le you know how it works once it arrives.

#40971 Building 2 automated vehicles using the WiFly

Posted by Giuliano on 04 December 2012 - 08:57 PM

Thanks everyone for their replies and for sharing such great information. I will start buying the Paralax Ultrasonic Distance Sensor which I believe is the same as the HY-SRF05 from a quick google images look up I did. My main goal would be for the vehicles to talk to each other with or without a WiFi router in the room. I want the vehicles to exchange information like for example: Let's pretend the room has an exit in it which only one car can fit thru it at the timet, so with the information that is exchanged between these 2 vehicles and using some artificial language routine, one car can decide to either go first or allow the other one to go first, then after one car has passed the exit point, then it will notify the other car who at the moment is waiting, to proceed thru the exit point. I think I read in the tech specs that the Wi-Fly support RF and can talk to another Wi-Fly wihout a WiFi router, is that possible?

#40792 LCD for N+

Posted by Giuliano on 03 December 2012 - 12:37 AM

I was able to do a successful test of the same hardware using SPI.

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And attached is the code for N+ 1:

Special thanks to Dave once again.

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#40386 LCD for N+

Posted by Giuliano on 28 November 2012 - 08:04 PM

The LCD works so great with the backpack, I am loving it already.

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Special thanks to Dave and Chuck for their support.

#39547 LCD for N+

Posted by Giuliano on 17 November 2012 - 08:01 AM

I've followed the instructions of the blog provided but cannot get the LCD to work, all I get is a Red LCD as soon as I plug it in to the power.

My wiring is as follows:

CLK going to D13, DAT going to D12, LAT going to D10, 5V to 5V on the Netduino and GND to GND on the Netduino.

Below is a picture that shows my setup.

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And here is the code I am using:

public static void Main()
 // create the transfer provider    
 var lcdProvider = new Shifter74Hc595LcdTransferProvider(SPI_Devices.SPI1, SecretLabs.NETMF.Hardware.NetduinoPlus.Pins.GPIO_PIN_D10);

 // create the LCD interface    
 var lcd = new Lcd(lcdProvider);

 // set up the LCD's number of columns and rows: 	
 lcd.Begin(20, 4);

 // Print a message to the LCD.    
 lcd.Write("hello, world!");

 while (true)
  // set the cursor to column 0, line 1        
  lcd.SetCursorPosition(0, 1);

  // print the number of seconds since reset:        
  lcd.Write((Utility.GetMachineTime().Ticks / 10000).ToString());

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.


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