Program debugging was started. The second problem was the data registers for the voltage was meant to be float values, which are values which aren't limited to whole numbers. 1, 4, 6, 9 are all integers while 4.7, 9.25, 100.96 are all float values. When integers are rounded or truncated they lose precisions so no readings were visible.
Replacing Keyboard commands with Serial commands
Poorly formatted readout
Properly formatted readout
There are still problems with the program. Only station five reported a voltage readout, but that readout corresponded with previously measured voltages. Unfortunately the station generating voltage was station one. A continuity test was performed and all wires showed correct connections but signals seemed weak. Since most wires are similar in distance relative readings can still be taken.
Testing continuity with a meter
Files for Wind Generator Test Base:
- Arduino code
- STL model for bearing holder no longer used but maybe useful for someone
- STL model for 3/4" PVC bearing adapter
- STL model for pulley
Connect electrical to stations
- Buy Arduino or Teensy
- Test each station
- Debug program
- Go to next phase and test turbine designs
The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.
First time here?
Completed projects from year 1.
Completed projects from year 2.
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