This guide will walk through the build process of controlling AC equipment using an automated power strip (power controller). The power controller allows scheduled and on-demand control. Power controllers are simple and inexpensive to build and it acts as a foundational layer for temperature or water level controllers.
Robotics has often been a lot of work. With modern hardware and software, it is now possible to get up and going quickly in a single sit-down, in as little as 15 minutes. Using Adafruit Circuit Playground Express with Crickit, you can actually have a movement + sound project running quickly with a satisfying sense of accomplishment.
reef-pi is an opensource reef tank controller capable of automating day to day reef keeping chored including equipment control, temperature control, water level control, dawn to dusk light cycle. This is the first tutorial within the reef-pi tutorial series covering installation and configuration of reef-pi software on Raspberry Pi.
This FeatherWing has so much stuff going on, we could not fit any more parts on the PCB! There's a 0.96" 160x80 Color TFT Display with 16-bit full color capability. And, so you can make a proper UI we added a 5-way navigation switch and two push buttons. The joystick can go left, right, up, down and 'in' for selection. Two buttons on the side can change modes or whatever you like.