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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 7:52 pm    Post subject: Environmental controls? Reply with quote

Hi,

I keep a variety of snakes, all with particular temperature/humidity needs. I was thinking of trying to set up a computer controlled system that would monitor the temps and humidity of the various vivariums and turn heaters/misters on/off as appropriate.

However, I have no idea what kind of electronic equipment I would need, what particular software (if any) I could use, and how much cost is associated.

Any info from knowledgeable people would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not calling my self knowledgeable about this by any means but....

1. You would need an I/O card of some sort that you can use for controlling/recording your 'variables'.

2. Relays and such for allowing your I/O card to actually do something :D

3. Sensors and the correct D/A and logic equipment required to input variables that your I/O card can understand.

4. Programming knowledge in order to make a system for managing the inputs and outputs through the I/O card.

Im sure im missing quite a bit.. but thats what i can think of off the top of my head.

Good luck.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, but I consider most of that pretty obvious. I was looking for something a little bit more specific.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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