Jed Hodson
Published © GPL3+

Solar Tracker with Live Data Feed - Windows IoT

Tracks the sun to provide more power for longer - With Live Data Feed

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Solar Tracker with Live Data Feed - Windows IoT

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
×1
Raspberry Pi 2 Proto Board
×1
ACS715 Current Sensor
×1
MCP3008 ADC
Analog to Digital converter over SPI
×1
Light Dependant Resistor
×4
5K6 Resistor 1% Metal 1/2 W
Usually comes in 8 pack
×1
2K Resistor 1% Metal 1/2 W
Usually comes in 8 pack
×1
1K Resistor 1% Metal 1/2 W
Usually comes in 8 pack
×1
200R Resistor 1% Metal 1/2 W
Usually comes in 8 pack
×1
1N5404 3A 400V Diode
Or choose an appropriate value depending on amount of current passing through
×2
Hookup wire
For wiring up the board
×1
Red & Black Binding Posts
Optional - For output connection
×1
16 Pin IC Socket
For MCP3008
×1
Arduino UNO & Genuino UNO
Arduino UNO & Genuino UNO
Or compatible board. Used for controlling servos.* See Notes
×1
HiTec Servo Standard
*See Note about motion hardware
×2
ServoBlock Kit - HiTec Standard (Hub connection)
*See Note about motion hardware
×1
Mounting Hardware for Servos and Panel
*See Notes. For mounting Servos (or type of motor) to panels.
×1

Software apps and online services

Windows 10 IoT Core
Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Core
Visual Studio 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
Arduino IDE
Arduino IDE

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
And required items for soldering

Story

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Schematics

Schematic

Breadboard Connection Guide
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Schematic

Hook up Guide. IC on left is MCP3008
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Code

Code

All the code

Credits

Jed Hodson

Jed Hodson

11 projects • 29 followers
Entrepreneur, Innovator, Creative Technologist and Founder of INTICDev

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