I have been away from this site for far too long. I am currently catching up on all the great looking projects going on! Sadly, I have not had much of any time to work on robots....but, I do still want to be involved with EZ-Robot in some form even though this is not a robot project. So if any of you are interested in helping out, I would be very grateful.
I work at a power plant in South Boston, Virginia. We have truck tippers that actually tilt the tractor trailers up at a 60 angle so that the wood chips dump out the back. (No, the truck driver doesn't stay in the truck :D).
I have been tasked with building a custom display to indicate the current wind speed on a two digit seven segment display. The catch? The display needs to be (2) feet tall so that the bulldozer operators can read the wind speed from up to 300 feet away in broad daylight! They do not want the truck tippers to be used if the wind speed is greater than 32 MPH. I will custom build the displays using L.E.D. strip from superbrightleds.com
I'm using this LED strip because of its intense brightness.
What I would like to do is utilize an EZ-B v4/2 Wi-Fi Robot Controller to measure the analog voltage from a Anemometer that I purchased from
The output from the anemometer is 0.4V (0 m/s wind) up to 2.0V (for 32.4m/s wind speed). I will need to convert this to MPH and display it on the two digit seven segment display. I will need the EZ-B outputs to turn on transistors that will drive each segment of each display so that they will form the correct digits to indicate wind speed.
So...what do you think? Can we do this? Anyone like to brainstorm on this? :)