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Anybody have a location to purchase monitors that I can use for online (web) access.  I want to monitor my system when I am on travel.  Someone had a system on youtube but he did not give any suggestions on the hardware it would take.  I am looking to monitor PH, PPM, Nitrite levels, etc. 

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where on the site do I go about uploading it?

 

I will need to write a little readme file on how to configure as well.

TCLynx said:

Once I work out the cameras I might be interested in the app but I'm not quite sure it suites my particular purpose.

 

However, I expect there may be others here who would be interested.  would you be willing to upload the file to make it available to others here who might be interested.  Or I suppose they can always contact you if they want to try it out.

Hum there is a way to attach or upload files at the bottom under the reply box.  I don't know if there is a limit to the file types that can be uploaded though.

App release attached.  AS-IS, use at own risk.

Should work reliable enough.  Included is a readme file with directions.

 

 

If using windows XP you need to keep the user logged in.  If it auto locks the pc you will need to disable that.  Noticed this if I remote desktop to the pc and close the window keeping it open, they physical machine shows the user is logged on but is not showing the screen.  User must be logged in completely and screen showing for the screenshot to work.

 

.net framework 2.0 required (free download) 

If you are okay with spending some big bucks, an Aquacontroller Apex controller/monitor will provide remote (web) access, graphing and data logging (great for tracking temp, pH, ORP or DO trends) email/text alerts if anything is amiss and also help you to really automate a system (schedule pump cycles to the minute or control lighting, heating, chemical dosing, feeding, etc.).  I use one, and I love it.  However, it set me back about $500, and I didn't even opt for the dissolved oxygen module.... though I will in time.

theoretically, if anyone has the equipment monitoring stuff locally and is visible on their screen, the sceenshot app I posted should do the trick.  I was able to view all my cameras today from work just from looking at the jpg image I have hosted and hitting refresh.
Update to screenshot app.  Makes sure the app is in upper left and not covering up anything.  Fixes should make it more reliable.  Been using for a couple weeks now in production.

Matthew said:

App release attached.  AS-IS, use at own risk.

Should work reliable enough.  Included is a readme file with directions.

 

 

If using windows XP you need to keep the user logged in.  If it auto locks the pc you will need to disable that.  Noticed this if I remote desktop to the pc and close the window keeping it open, they physical machine shows the user is logged on but is not showing the screen.  User must be logged in completely and screen showing for the screenshot to work.

 

.net framework 2.0 required (free download) 

Attachments:

TC, pickaxe make a .net sever now, and a wireless comms board that does a stack of stuff including ...

 

[quote from pickaxe data sheet

 

PC to remote PICAXE

e.g. remote control of robot/equipmentremote

 

PICAXE to PC

e.g. data collection from a greenhouse

 

multiple remote PICAXEs to PC

e.g. a security system

 

remote PICAXE to remote PICAXE

e.g. different sensor modules of a weather station

 

[/quote]

Cool.  Maybe this next winter I'll have time to look into it.

I'd be interested in any updates to this thread. I just erected a 8'x15' greenhouse and want to design a wireless internet based monitoring/control system for it. Please contact me if you've done this.

Thanks,

Ben

ben@dialogue.org

303-546-0679

Ben, you can make sure that you receive updates to this thread by clicking on the blue "Follow" link in the bottom left corner of the page.

Don’t know how dead this thread is.... In my experience (I am an electronic engineer building satellites). The easiest way for non-engineering folk to do monitoring of this kind is to use Arduino.

Arduino is an open source hardware & software development platform to get you up and running in matter of hours. The applications are endless and I am definitely planning to use this for my pilot study in aquaponics (10 x 20m) passive solar green house with both fill and drain and rafts.

I am a South African so hopefully I can get some gov funding for my project. Being third world and all.. hehe.

Hello Jacques, I'd try to find Kobus Jooste : http://aquaponicscommunity.com/profile/KobusJooste. He has been accepted into the S. African gov. I'm not sure what position he is in but at least he might be able to steer you in the right direction. I hope this helps.

Cheers

PS Can you tell me more about this platform? Can it be used to control or just monitor?

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