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  1. Antoine

    Arduino Controller for Automatic gates

    I am using Jhartt3 logic and hardware. Its easy for me to hook up a laptop in the boat. I have done that to test the system and go bakc and forth with different min speed settings. I use my cell phone to share an internet connection. If you guys can help, it would be great
  2. Antoine

    Arduino Controller for Automatic gates

    The test didn’t go so well. The gates are repaired and they held good this time. When I set the speed to -1mph, I can use the switch to activate one side, the other side and even switch side and both actuators work together perfectly. When I set the speed to 7 mph, it will work for the first time and even retract when I slow down but after a that, nothing works. I have tried different speed settings, use 5v for the gps instead of 3v, I installed the gps antena in front of the boat, but nothing seems to work. I am starting to think that I have a bad gps or antenna. For now this is a huge improvement over the suck gates that I was using so I am still extremely happy with the system. And very greatfull for your contribution. I have triple check all connections. At this point i might juste order a gps and antenna. Would you know if we can see the readinds of the gps on the computer. I would like to find out if it is reading speed properly
  3. Antoine

    Arduino Controller for Automatic gates

    Jhartt3, i didn’t have a chance to re-test during the long weekend. I double checked the connections and it was on imput 2/3. It is just the angle at which the picture was taken. I took the time to install everything properly and glue the gps antenna in front of the windshield. Hopefully it will help, originally i had just installed it quickly to test, with the intention of doing a better job after i was certain it worked One of the reason i didn’t finish the test is that i had a couple of problems with the boat. One of my ballast pumps keeps starting on its own even when the switch is off and even when the key is off. And then one of my surfgate connection to the actuator came off . I will have to use bolts and go through the gates instead of using screws. So it will be a few more days before i can test it again. I will certainly keep you posted
  4. Antoine

    Arduino Controller for Automatic gates

    Thanks jhartt3. I am going back to the boat this afternoon. I can’t wait to try this. I went this morning to tiewrap the wires in place and cleanup the boat It’s Canada Day here in the national capital (Ottawa). There’s going to be a million boats on the river to participate in the celebrations and watch the fireworks. Its a real zoo on the water.
  5. Antoine

    Arduino Controller for Automatic gates

    The gps light flashes every second
  6. Antoine

    Arduino Controller for Automatic gates

    SUCCESS, it works, almost perfect. Guys, thank you soo much for creating this and all the help you provided. I would have never been able to do it, but just copying your project, i learned a bunch of stuff, and I realy enjoyed the process. Unfortunately, the gps does not work. Everything works good when I change the speed in the code for -1, but when I put back 7 mph, it becomes very unreliable. So it does realy does itsd function but at leasrt, i know that all the connections and the hardware part is good.
  7. Antoine

    Arduino Controller for Automatic gates

    My boat is at the dock, I have to drive there anyway unfortunatelay, but i can t wait to try this
  8. Antoine

    Arduino Controller for Automatic gates

    Are all VIN and GND the same on the screwsheild? I used the first one on the top left should i move it to a different one?
  9. Antoine

    Arduino Controller for Automatic gates

    Ok, i am going to try this tomorrow morning on the boat. My actuators are already installed so the easiest way to test is to install it. I double checked everything but chances are, i am missing something. Please let me know if you see something wrong.
  10. Antoine

    Arduino Controller for Automatic gates

    Awesome, i am getting closer and closer. Too bad I have to work sometimes haha. Thanks
  11. Antoine

    Arduino Controller for Automatic gates

    thanks for the clarifications I can still run directly from the battery to the relays?
  12. Antoine

    Arduino Controller for Automatic gates

    Thanks jon,, the jumper is removed. sorry I have one more question, To be more specific, for the motor board, Do I wire the ground and the power directly to the battery, or to the output of the power supply, or do i just connect the 5v and the ground to the adruino screwsheild 5v and gnd with the small wires?
  13. Antoine

    Arduino Controller for Automatic gates

    Jhartt3, I am using your design, do I need to PULL THE 5V REGULATOR JUMPER ON THE MOTOR CONTROLLER? If so, can you explain in a little bit more details what this is?
  14. Antoine

    Arduino Controller for Automatic gates

    I thought that I had to run a separate pair of 10agw wire to the dash for the power supply of the adruino, but I will happily save me the trouble and piggy back on something else in the dash. Thanks for the info.
  15. Antoine

    Arduino Controller for Automatic gates

    Marine ancor primary wire, size 10 is $0.47 a foot and size 8 is $1.12 a foot. I figure i will need somthing like 80 feet total to run two wires to the dash and 2 wires to the back of the boat.
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