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Old 10/13/2012, 06:54 PM   #1126
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Ok I have the controller working with out being hooked to the drivers it a pears to work right Checking PWM out put on off... but when hooked to the drivers it does opposite of what its supose to when off drivers are on when on drivers are off. now when i check the controller and have all channels on it says 5v out of PWM and when I plug in the drivers without controller the PWM on them says 5v also does this make sense? they are steve's leds drivers. both outputing 5v makes no sense to me.


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Old 10/13/2012, 08:49 PM   #1127
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Problem solved


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Old 10/15/2012, 07:04 AM   #1128
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Fdti

Not to my knowledge. It is worth having one around. Well worth the money.


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Old 10/18/2012, 08:59 AM   #1129
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Has anyone thought of designing a controller/led driver using an i2c lcd screen....was thinking about using the chip from the leonardo since it has the usb programming input, still using the same buttons but also adding an i2c interface for 4-6 relays and using all 6 pwm channels for led drivers...either the cat4101 or the meanwell drivers for circuit board application.

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Old 10/18/2012, 02:34 PM   #1130
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Got mine from Sparkfun $15
I haven't seeen any locally. Not that many electronic hobby shops around anymore.


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Old 10/19/2012, 08:39 AM   #1131
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Ok I have the controller working with out being hooked to the drivers it a pears to work right Checking PWM out put on off... but when hooked to the drivers it does opposite of what its supose to when off drivers are on when on drivers are off. now when i check the controller and have all channels on it says 5v out of PWM and when I plug in the drivers without controller the PWM on them says 5v also does this make sense? they are steve's leds drivers. both outputing 5v makes no sense to me.
May be reverse the PWM output in the software will cure your problem.


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Old 10/19/2012, 07:40 PM   #1132
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Yeah, there are definitely many other platforms we could move to that would get us all sorts of great features but you're absolutely right, then it wouldn't be a Typhon any more.

I have some cool thoughts for the UI but I want to work them out before I talk about them in public.
Have you ever consider to use a color touch screen in the UI? I am in love with the screen of the Jarduino project.


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Old 10/19/2012, 08:07 PM   #1133
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Has anyone thought of designing a controller/led driver using an i2c lcd screen....was thinking about using the chip from the leonardo since it has the usb programming input, still using the same buttons but also adding an i2c interface for 4-6 relays and using all 6 pwm channels for led drivers...either the cat4101 or the meanwell drivers for circuit board application.

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You can use the MCP23008 chip and adapt the i2c lcd screen circuit/code from the Hydra. With this and other mods you can free up the other PWM ports and some more I/O's. That's what I did last year and it work fine.


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Old 10/19/2012, 11:51 PM   #1134
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Any one know of a component box that fit this controller? Who has extra PCB now?


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Old 10/24/2012, 11:20 AM   #1135
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You can use the MCP23008 chip and adapt the i2c lcd screen circuit/code from the Hydra. With this and other mods you can free up the other PWM ports and some more I/O's. That's what I did last year and it work fine.
I'm actually using the I2C LCD Backpack from adafruit. Was just wondering if the atmega32u4-au would be a good fit for an "updated" typhon controller or one of my own since it has usb programming input capabilities.


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Old 10/29/2012, 10:45 AM   #1136
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I'm actually using the I2C LCD Backpack from adafruit. Was just wondering if the atmega32u4-au would be a good fit for an "updated" typhon controller or one of my own since it has usb programming input capabilities.
Do you have menu's? I scraped my I2c buttons because I couldn't get them to work with the sketch I use?
If so please post the sketch.


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Old 10/29/2012, 04:29 PM   #1137
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hello spuzzum,can you re-upload the sketch.thanks


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Old 10/29/2012, 04:48 PM   #1138
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Please i need the sketch for arduino in post #972.
I' m italian sorry for my english! I have chenge the sketch for typhon 6ch no blk for free one pin and use it for external fan, but it not run. New thanks!!!


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Old 10/29/2012, 06:54 PM   #1139
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Shark boy,

The LCD Backpack from them has no I2C button input. How ever I have been woring on trying to redesign the Original Typhon by DWMZ to use all 6 PWM channels and using an MCP23017 I2C chip for the LCD and button input.


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Old 10/29/2012, 11:35 PM   #1140
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Shark boy,

The LCD Backpack from them has no I2C button input. How ever I have been woring on trying to redesign the Original Typhon by DWMZ to use all 6 PWM channels and using an MCP23017 I2C chip for the LCD and button input.
Using the MCP23017 for the LCD/buttons is a great idea. It can free up more valuable I/O's from the AVR with only one chip added, cool!!!


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Old 10/30/2012, 06:58 AM   #1141
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Spuzzum's sketch

[QUOTE=elettrone1975;20835062]Please i need the sketch for arduino in post #972.

elettrone1975,
I think you want this one.
Not sure if the pull down problem has been fixed or not in this sketch. If not it should be simple to fix. If you have a real Typhon you'll have to change the pin assignments for the pwm channels.
I haven't seen Spuzzum post for a while. Maybe we can get his newest sketch when he responds.

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Old 10/30/2012, 09:07 AM   #1142
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So i've been using surface-mount components for the 6-channel version of the original Typhon. The board size is 50mm x 100mm. I'll be working on moving around some of the components to make room for more pinouts and/or a wireless module if I switch over to the atmega32u4-au from the atmega328p-au that i'm using now. Would like to use the other Digital pins on the chip for pinouts to be used for relays and 1 or 2 Analog pins for the temperature sensors. But here is the layout so far....DWMZ and Terahz input please...


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Old 10/30/2012, 11:18 AM   #1143
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PCB size

QUOTE 89Delta;20837110
So i've been using surface-mount components for the 6-channel version of the original Typhon. The board size is 50mm x 100mm. I'll be working on moving around some of the components to make room for more pinouts and/or a wireless module if I switch over to the atmega32u4-au from the atmega328p-au that i'm using now. Would like to use the other Digital pins on the chip for pinouts to be used for relays and 1 or 2 Analog pins for the temperature sensors. But here is the layout so far....DWMZ and Terahz input please ....

I see from your board you have made room for a 16 x 2 display. My 20 x 4 display is 60mm x 98mm. When I put it on the Typhon it covers the buttons.
I made a seperate I2c board for it.
I wanted more info on-screen, so the smaller display didn't work for me.

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Old 10/30/2012, 02:30 PM   #1144
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Good point Shark Boy.....will see about using a 20x4 instead of the 16x2 lcd....would be great for temp readings n what relays would be on/off using a mcp23008 for 8 x5v relays.

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Old 10/30/2012, 04:20 PM   #1145
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typhon 3 exit and temp help

I have tryed to modify from 6 exit to 3 exit and added a single temperature probe ds18b20 but without insert the pin probe (8) mený run correct but if the temperature probe is insert it run very slow and the pin for fan don' t turn in on. I have reduce to 3 exit because i want use a normal lcd 20x4 no I2c with 4 push button mený.

here the sketch:


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Old 10/30/2012, 05:47 PM   #1146
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Well....since i'm looking at adding more of these options I figured why not go upto a 100mmx100mm pcb...would provide room for bt/wifi module n a lot more room for breakout pins or even 4 relays...but then i came across O2Surplus up6led driver board....so maybe that too....but would limit it to nano setups....

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Old 11/05/2012, 11:28 AM   #1147
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Does anybodoy have a spare Typhon pcb to sell? If it helps with postage etc, I'll be in the US at the start of December.

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Old 11/29/2012, 02:14 AM   #1148
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Which version of Arduino IDE should I use to compile the code?


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Old 11/29/2012, 08:06 AM   #1149
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Which version of Arduino IDE should I use to compile the code?
The original Typhon firmware was written in Arduino 18. It will compile properly using any version up to Arduino 23.


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Old 12/02/2012, 11:42 PM   #1150
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sorry found it


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