Power Management Unit Build – Part 5

Part 5 of our Power Management Unit Build will cover the final physical construction and some information on the sketch we did for the Arduino.

I show you how I wired up the front panel LEDs, Buttons and the project board.  I used the following sources from the internet to determine how to wire up the controls and write the sketch:

  1. http://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Blink?from=Tutorial.BlinkingLED  // Turn the LED on and off.
  2. http://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Button  // Monitor the momentary push buttons.
  3. http://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/LiquidCrystal // Display information on the LCD.
  4. http://startingelectronics.org/articles/arduino/measuring-voltage-with-arduino/ // Calculate the voltage and convert it to use on the Arduino.
  5. http://openenergymonitor.org/emon/buildingblocks/how-to-build-an-arduino-energy-monitor-measuring-current-only  // Monitor current with a YHDC SCT-013-000 sensor.
  6. http://www.electronicecircuits.com/electronic-circuits/7805-5v-1a-regulated-power-supply-with-overvoltage-protection-circuit // 5v 7805 1A Regulated Circuit.
  7. http://blog.startingelectronics.com/arduino-web-server-tutorial/ // Webserver Tutorial.

I would like to thank those authors for sharing the information.  I took bits and pieces from them to build the project.

In my next post about the project, I will share the Arduino sketch and provide a wiring diagram.

I am going to leave this project as is for now, but at a later date I want to add the ability to use DHCP for the webserver and then be able to set a static IP address.  I also need to add a security/login method to the project.

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