November 15, 2012

The Arduino-powered Luxcity UV Tonic Control System II

 Last month we reported on the The Arduino-powered Luxcity UV Tonic Control System created for a "Festival of Transitional Architecture" in Christchurch, New Zealand, as it used a maximum number of our RELAY8: shields. Well now the event has passed and their system was a complete success, it controlled 64 solenoids that control a mixture of UV tonic and air into a manifold of pipes to be pumped around a structure, with some outstanding effects - for example:

And now that the project has been completed the complete design story, Arduino sketches and more have been published for review. It's one amazing installation and you can find out more by clicking here. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

So what is the RELAY8:? It's a new Arduino shield that allows you to drive up to 8 relays from your Arduino using just 2 I/O pins with this shield. It communicates with your board using I2C, so you can even stack several shields together to drive 16, 24, or more outputs! Includes back-EMF protection and works with a wide range of relays. Perfect for home automation projects! For more information and to order, click here

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