Pages: . Arduino project for motorhome. On my motorhome I would like to make a touch screen control panel for controlling the heating on - off, 3-level fan, gas valve control, outside temperature and internal, thermostat and for the control of external openings, and the values?? A project that could have further developments. Which Arduino is best suited for my project and what touch screen 7 "? If I want to make a good looking menu, with other sub-menu, which Arduino can give me this chance?
PeterH Guest. Re: Arduino project for motorhome. The moment you say 'touch screen' it makes me think this is not going to be an Arduino problem. Particularly if you want it to look attractive, I think your best bet would be to use a touch screen tablet as your main controller, just using an Arduino if necessary to interface to external hardware. PeterH then a program Android and bluetooth transmission to a receiver module with Arduino? Hello everyone, I'm a Italian motorhome owner who made a device to remotely control the Truma combi.
DIY Campervan Conversion on a Tiny Budget in Less Than 1 Week
I also made?? Let me know what you think about the project. It took me years to develop and I would like to receive some comments both positive or negative Sincerely Mirko Ugolini. I give up, what's a "Truma combi"?
DaAwesomeP Jr. Wifi routers and non-wireless network switches don't need an internet connection to work if your motor-home doesn't have one like 3G or 4G. If you do want an internet connection, just search for a 4G modem or router.Camper Control Panel on Arduino
Hi just saw this and am working on a similar project my jeep has a lot of extra features plus some things that i had to cheaply replace like the windshield wipers broke and it would be expensive to replace the switch system anyway my project just uses a small lcd screen and two buttons to navigate through a menu.
Code: [Select].You may have thought that given their relatively large size, you could sleep in one. In perhaps the best-looking conversion on this list, this van features pop-out windows, a solid-looking roof rack, and a wooden interior. If you want something small and unique, the Bella camper might be for you. If you need a little help converting your van into something spectacular and you reside in the UKRustic Campers may be able to help. They are able to source everything for your conversion.
An example can be seen aboveand they have many more ideas for different camper styles on their website!
If these van conversions seem like too much work, simply adding a sleeping platform to the back of a truck may work out nicely. Also, it was used in the movie Total Recall if that swings your opinion of it one way or the other!
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Thanks for signing up. Please try again.So you wanna live the vanlife but you have a super tiny budget and you need a quick turnaround? And on top of that, you don't have a ton of tools or experience with this type of campervan conversion?
We bought a van that was in dire need of some TLC for cheap, and transformed it into a livable home with all the campervan essentials in less than one week of working time. In this article, we have laid out exactly how we built our DIY campervan fast and cheap so you can follow in our footsteps.
Campervan conversion inspiration. Step 2: Gut and clean. Step 3: Take measurements. Step 5: Build the foundation. Step 6: Make your own curtains.
Step 7: Don't forget about the basics. Step 8: Go shopping for all the essentials. Step 9: Find a place for everything. Step Make it feel like "home".
How much does a campervan conversion cost? How much does daily van life cost? Let me start by saying that our campervan conversion was not super luxurious. No wood floors or raised ceilings or skylights. We didn't have a bathroom, nor did we have a generator with electricity. Ben quickly crushed these dreams of mine once he figured out how much they would cost and how much effort it would take.
You can scroll through Instagram profiles of people who've spent years and thousands upon thousands of dollars to create super luxurious campvervan conversions. They are frickin' awesome. Take a look at some of these, and you'll be floored by how people can transform a tiny space when given enough time and money.
Our campervan conversion was cute, functional, comfortable, and it felt like home. We made it fast and cheap with few tools.
But luxurious it was not. We were incredible happy with how it turned out and can't think of much we would change with the time and budget constraints we had. Below is our finished product: Our beloved "Vinny the Van". Not as fancy as those pictured above, but not too shabby! We had an incredible summer traveling with Vinny.There are already a bunch of projects doing similar things for houses but non for RV homes.
I would like to communicate with my camper RV motor home and trying to understand and learn ways to do this. Here are some thought of requirements: - Data like temperatures, rain sensor, burglarizing alarm and a few webcams - Google App engine and Google GCM for the storage and bidirectional communication.
There are a number of questions like I think the RV will have problem with a static IP or maybe not any ides on this would be grate? Why do most project use the Arduion over the Raspberry pie what would be most suitable for my project? If anybody here have done this or want to contribute with knowledge it would be a grate.
Use a pi and openhab II for control. First is power, not only do I want to conserve it, it's the primary thing I want to monitor as I add new intelligence. The second priority is tanks, something most homeowners need not be concern with, but are of significant importance in an RV. While I can connect to the world with my phone and the computer connects to the phone, an internal network would be nice.
I previously used XBees to avoid string wires, but choices are more plentiful today. The advantage of the Raspberry Pi over the Arduino is the graphical display and choices of libraries and languages. I have lots of code, but no experience with open source collaboration and would love to join a group building a smart RV app. For multiple cams and real time video you need quite a bit of bandwidth, that is one reason.
The main reason is that you can automate the RV around it's own WiFi hotspot. So all IP addresses can be fixed on the RV side of things.
On the other end you only need access to a webserver running in the RV and a raspberry pi is more than capable of providing this and some more. Good thing about such a setup would be that you can decide what network is used, e.
As an example your safety cams: You can set up a server based applet or program that uses them for motion detection. Similar to all these webcam surveillance programs out there. You can check at any time by accessing the RV server and even get live feeds if the connection is fast enough.
As food for thought in regards to alarms: Have you checked these "talk back" alarm systems for cars? Some have a range of up to 2km and allow for direct checking on the key remote. Similar could be done with a small Arduino. You collect all alram inputs and assign events to them. If something happens the Arduino can use a WiFi shield to send data to the RV's server - which in return can send out an alert to you with detail info on what was tripped.
You can drive this as far as turning on the diesel heater and coffee machine before even leaving the house LOL Your main problem will be mobile access when RV and you are not inside the same network. Unless you have good codin skills to write your own Android or Apple apps I would opt for existing solutions. Intergration of systems is key here of course. A lot of things like webservers, camservers, audio- video surveillance is already available as open source for many platforms.
Depending on your skill set it might be easiest to try an car-PC system running on Windows.
With a small SSD instead of a hard drive you should be good to go. As the most basic free access method you could then use Teamviewer to access the RV. A bit more advanced and you might run a dedicated webserver on the RV and access all through any browser you like. Options are literally endless here and you get even more if you include existing home automation products, although some of them are only usable with mains power.
Reply 3 years ago.This sounds simple enough, except that the sun moves throughout the day. This is why there are now a number of different mechanisms which work on a range of principles with the purpose of aligning your panel or array of panels directly towards the sun, they are called solar trackers.
There are two principle types of trackers, single and duel axis trackers. Single axis trackers are adjusted every month or so account for seasonal changes in the suns position, the single axis is then used to track the daily movement of the sun across the sky. Duel axis trackers eliminate the need for monthly adjustment by using one axis to track the suns daily movement and another axis to track the seasonal movement. This solar tracker control system is designed to take light measurements from the east and west left and right side of the solar panel and determine which way to move the panel to point it directly at the source of the light.
A servo is used to actuate the panel tracker; these are available in a broad range of sizes and can be scaled according to your panel size. Although this tracker is single axis, the two sensors and servo can simply be duplicated to provide dual axis control. This project assumes you know the basics of Arduino programming, otherwise read my article on getting started with Arduino. You could also take this project further by building your own solar panel as well, here is our guide on how to build a solar panel at home.
If you are thinking of switching some or all of your homes power requirements to solar power, read my article on switching to solar power first. Update: I have had a number of requests to show how this project and code can be modified to drive a linear actuator for heavier loads and panel arrays. I have written up a "how to" on the physical changes required as well as the revised software to make a linear actuator driven solar tracker. Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson. Here is a list of the items which you need in order to complete this project. If you are looking to make a dual axis tracking stand then you will need to double up on the servos, LDRs and resistors.
The specific servo model or size has not been stated as it depends on the size and weight of your solar panel. The one used in this project is a 9 gram analogue servo.
You can use any size PWM hobby servo with the Arduino although the larger servos will require their own power source. First you need to start by assembling the components onto your solar panel, or breadboard.
The LDRs light dependent resistors or PRs photo-resistors change resistance with changing light, therefore they need to be connected in such a way that the changing resistance is converted into a changing voltage signal which the Arduino understands.
The servo is controlled through one of the Arduino's PWM outputs. If you are going to be installing the solar tracker permanently then you may want to solder the resistors and LDRs together so that they cannot come loose.
If you are simply trying this project for fun then a breadboard is perfect. The basic circuit for the connection of the LDRs and servo to the Arduino is shown in the attached image.
The resistors R1 and R2 are each 4.In his own words:. As a result the refrigerator shuts off and could be off for hours until we arrive at our destination. Behind the doors are two deep cycle 12 volt batteries, a watt inverter, a 75 amp battery charger and an automatic power switch. Although I was cautioned from several sources that this power cabinet would need adequate ventilation, I thought there would be enough space for cooling.
Early on I installed a volt ventilation fan that operated when the battery charger was operating. The power for the fan and charger came from a shore power plugged into a volt 30 amp service.
Several times over the past 2 years the inverter overheated and shut off as designed. It was caused by excessive heat. I could be misquoting this but with my weak knowledge of science and philosophy let me give it a stab. The only hint that this might work was an NPR story I heard about these kids in Los Angeles who made an electronic device that played music using plants or something outragious.
The reason for their success was they were able to use a new device that helps make complicated electronic things easy to learn and build. It measures the battery voltage, reads the temperature of the power cabinet, operates a cooling fan, as needed, and transmits this information to a second Arduino that displays the data on a screen so I can easily read it while driving. Suffice it to say it took two months and it works. After completing the initial Arduino training videos which gave me the basics I turned to YouTube.
I discovered a subculture that I had no idea existed. The videos I found ranged from very helpful to crazy bad. It took a lot of patience to wade through hundreds of videos. What I was missing was structure and a foundation on computer programming and electronics. So I have some knowledge of how computer programs work.
They all have similar structure but now I needed to know the words and their syntax. I finished the programming course in 30 days. Then I dove right in and three weeks later I had working prototypes. I packaged the devices in two 3D printed boxes and enclosed the sensors and the display in small housings that were also printed.
Last year there was a news story about the death of a 27 year old pro football player who killed his friend. Jack Tinsley resides in Orlando, Florida when he is not touring the world with his wife in their camper-van. He had a really cool van that he transformed into a camper.
Sometimes you have a problem, and you just need a solution.This all started when I decided to convert my own camper van A Volkswagen Transporter T5 into a motor caravan.
I was looking for something that would handle all the different electrical functions that I wanted. Commercial controllers that are available failed to meet all the requirements and were cost prohibitive hence this project was created. This site details the solution I came up with and will give step by step instructions on how you can create your own.
The hardware links throughout this site refer you to Amazon. The first prototype for the VW Transporter utilised the same hardware as the engine display unit. The display mounted directly on the Arduino and the Arduino handling the display and touch screen functions. This worked OK but had a number of limitations and was a bit clunky. In a camper van, while trying to sleep, a panel backlight cause a lot of ambient light. The eventual, finished, unit has a whole host of possible functions but the original aim was to have the unit control and display the following….
Some changes may be necessary to customise the controller for your conversion. Hopefully the customisation process will be as painless as possible. You will need to be able to load software onto the Arduino and also the Control Panel and possibly make small, simple alterations to the Arduino source code.
Skip to content Why build a controller? Why buy from Amazon? What can it control? The eventual, finished, unit has a whole host of possible functions but the original aim was to have the unit control and display the following… Provide a voltage controller that will control the charging of the auxiliary battery form the vehicle.
Provide smart phone connectivity, view and control the controller from a phone. Who can build it? First Step… hardware.