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  1. Papanik

    Papanik

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    I have very basic electrical and electronic skills, but I would like to take on a small project. I would like to build a control that manages a 110V line circuit. This circuit powers a vent fan in my home’s crawl space; the idea being to circulate dry outside air into the crawlspace area. Using two hygrometers, one in the crawl space and one at the fresh air intake on the outside wall of the house, I would feed those inputs to the control which would insure an open 110 circuit whenever the outside RH is => the RH in the crawlspace. Any and all ideas appreciated on where and how to start on this project. Thanks.
     
  2. ADRT

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    You can do it with one of these. It's an arduino microcontroler for prototyping. There are also several other platforms out there like spark fun. All open source.

    http://www.mouser.com/Search/m_Prod...id=630043477&gclid=CNzX1ePToccCFcaRHwod9cwN9A

    You would then need this. A temp/humidity sensor compatible with the controller.

    http://m.miniinthebox.com/en/temper...112159393035&gclid=CM_K-8fToccCFUQSHwodbXkAcQ

    You can then control a relay with the microcontroler which will turn on/off the fan.

    These are easy to program and there is lots of help on this forum as well as many others.
     
  3. ADRT

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    I should reiterate on this. Open source means that the information and software to program these is free. You can simply download the software from the website and use the knowledge base there all free.

    Arduino's website is arduino.cc
     
  4. Papanik

    Papanik

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    Awsome! Thank you so much ADRT. I'm looking forward to this project. Thanks, again.
     
  5. ADRT

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    NP. Remember if you have any questions there are all kinds of people on here who can help with your project.
     
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