FYI Conversation with Gerard; his support for Wilssen

Wireless / Wind Logging System for Sourcing ENergy - "Wilssen" is a modular controller for e.g. a wind turbine, it monitors all parameters like phase voltage and efficiency when the wind turbine is generating power.
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FYI Conversation with Gerard; his support for Wilssen

Beitrag von shure » Do 12. Jul 2012, 16:59

On 11 July 2012 20:58, Alex Shure wrote:
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> On 9 July 2012 00:55, Ged Wed wrote:
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>> If you need help with the wind turbine construction i would really love to
>> help.
>> Maybe i can help with some coding or cad. Dont know.
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> Okay, great! :)
> What are your CAD skills? Inventor?

Used CAD for 15 years. AutoCAD, 3d max, sketchup. I used Inventor back
when it ran on SGI Silcon Graphics equipmnet only. But i onyl used it
for a bit.
I also am programming a web based CAD system based on OpenCacade. Uses webgl.

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> Coding:
> - We still need a lot of hardware development for Wilssen, the controller.
> Have you experience with microcontroller programming and generally in
> electronics?

I have done a little bit of arduino. I played around building a RGB
LED controller. This is something i would like to learn about more
though.

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> - We also need an online GUI for the stuff, e.g. an energy monitoring
> system, how much current flows etc.

I have always wanted to build something like this. I know html and
javascript well. I use nodejs on the server. I used to use c# and Java
and various databases.


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> - For the RGB LED stuff at the turbine: a DMX-to-adressable Wilssen wrapper
> programm running on a computer would be cool.

I dont get why but you can tell me.
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> - A mobile application for Android OS

Done one. Is pretty simple. I also use phone gap and so program it in
html and embed it as a container in an android app.
“With great power come great heat sinks.”

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Re: FYI Conversation with Gerard; his support for Wilssen

Beitrag von shure » Do 12. Jul 2012, 17:00

On 11 July 2012 21:04, Ged Wed <gedw99> wrote:
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> - We also need an online GUI for the stuff, e.g. an energy monitoring
> system, how much current flows etc.

I have always wanted to build something like this. I know html and
javascript well. I use nodejs on the server. I used to use c# and Java
and various databases.

That sounds really great, because a fluent GUI is a must-have in my opinion. ajax and neat diagramms should be incorporated, so you experience with js and -frameworks is of great use here.

We still have to work out how the stuff can be fed into a database online from a Wilssen controller:

The controller is attached to a turbine and has got the following interfaces:

-serial connection over hardware serial port, 115200bps (wired on board, mainly for debugging)
-NRF24L01+ wireless 2.4Ghz transceiver module (not wifi! there's no IP layer.)
-optional: a micro SD card slot for long time logging

For a computer connection, an NRF24->IP(LAN or WLAN) conversion has to be made. This could be done with an Arduino + NRF24L01+ shield, which is then connected to a PC and the LAN/WAN. The Computer would have to be online and awake all the time, I would prefer a standalone node with NRF24->LAN conversion. This could be made with an ethernet shield on the Arduino. So again, another hardware project on the list...



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> - For the RGB LED stuff at the turbine: a DMX-to-adressable Wilssen wrapper
> programm running on a computer would be cool.

I dont get why but you can tell me.

Just to control a lot of TiVAs simultaneously. Because if you would do a workshop or just build 20 TiVAs on your own, then all of those have a super bright RGB led equipped. One could use any Software DMX Controller to make a light show or even integrate them into a proprietary system. Another example: A huge dot matrix display on a field, totally off grid. I guess using DMX is a good choice here.
“With great power come great heat sinks.”

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