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  1. I'm still looking for my wireless rain gauge code. Things tend to go missing when you move.
  2. Sorry about it taking so long to get the code up, I was on vacation. This is just the code for the simulator, not the wireless rain gauge. I'll put that up shortly. RainSimulator.c
  3. Absolutely. Fair warning, it's a huge file. I'm at work right now but I will try and remember tomorrow.
  4. And now for some schematics and PCB Layouts: First we have the Low Voltage Power Supply: And it's board layout: Next up is the Motor Driver: And the Motor Driver board layout: Third we have the Microcontroller: And the Microcontroller board layout: Last but certainly not least, we have the combined board. This board contains the Low Voltage Power Supply, the Microcontroller, and two Motor Driver circuits:
  5. Here are the updates I promised: There are two main features not shown in this video. One is a wireless rain gauge that is placed on the test bed and transmits the measured amount of rainfall back to the control unit. The other the fault detection system. If at any time a fault occurs in the simulation such as a short circuit, or overheating, the system will shut down and alert the user utilizing the screen and the red fault indication light. Thanks for looking and feel free to show it to anyone you please. My next step is uploading some pictures of the wireless rain gauge and s
  6. It's a nice prize for sure... My reason for posting now is that we just finished presenting the project to our review board on Friday. I didn't want to post the project until it was complete.
  7. They are just the bare ends of some wire. The erosion has not been an issue so far. The reading is done so quick that there is never very much current flow. As fast as the uC can read the lines is as long has current is present. It then goes to sleep until the next reading. It measures the amount of rainfall. One part of the sensor is accurate to within .1 inches and another section is accurate to within .2 inches. I'll try and get a picture up on Tuesday.
  8. Custom made for the project. It has 32 conductors spaced out on your typical rain gauge. There is another conductor with 3.3V constantly applied. As the water in the gauge rises, it connects the 3.3V to some of the 32 conductors. These 32 wires are run through two 16:1 muxes. The microcontroller can now read which levels are high by using the analog comparator. As the uC runs through the loop, checking each line that's connected to the mux, it increments a counter when the line is high. Using this method, it knows how high the water is in the rain gauge. This is then sent wirelessly to the mai
  9. Hey guys, I have my EE Senior Design Project that was done with two MSP430 devices. A MSP430-F5438A and a MSP430-G2553. The main part of the project is a stepper motor control system used to accurately simulate Florida rainfall intensities on a 30'x8' test bed. It also has a wireless rain sensor used to measure the rainfall amount. Obviously I can't go into too much detail here...it would take too long. I'm currently uploading a YouTube video and some pictures of the project. Here is a picture of the Motor Driver portion of the main board. There are two of these identical portions, one
  10. Hello, I'll be graduating from UCF in Orlando next Friday with my Bachelors in EE. I got started with the MSP430 due to Senior Design. I just uploaded some information about the project in the POTM thread, you can see here: Forum kept telling me this was an off-site link...but it's a 43oh link... forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=1804&p=13895#p13895 And I'll be upload some more information about it later this week. My next project is a home security system with some neat features. Thanks, -Adam C.
  11. Hey guys, Quick question. I have my EE Senior Design Project that was done with two MSP430 devices. A MSP430-F5438A and a MSP430-G2553. The main part of the project is a stepper motor control system used to accurately simulate Florida rainfall intensities on a 30'x8' test bed. It also has a wireless rain sensor used to measure the rainfall amount. Obviously I can't go into too much detail here...it would take too long. I'm currently uploading a YouTube video and some pictures of the project. Here is a picture of the Motor Driver portion of the main board. There are two of these identic
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