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Rock Screen Control Panel

Another fun project for Hemp, Inc. The client bought an old rock separator from auction. The main belt is driven by hydraulics, the other two are 3 phase electric. A system like this requires 3 emergency stop buttons. I put one on the control panel and the other 2 at the end of each electric belt. I had an extra 12X24 Inch sheet of PVC, a bit thin but some angle made decent brackets to bolt it in with plenty of room for the components.
The beginning
Ya man, I see it too. Got my contactors a little off but what ever.
I've had the schematics done for this for some time now, quite exciting to put it all together finally.
I decided to go with good old school type design. Wire by numbers. For future service, it will be nice to have the wiring diagram in the panel for reference.
All wires and connections are numbered for easy trouble shooting.
The buttons
And of course, trying to keep it neat and tidy. And we need to try to protect the wires from lid to box from breaking or pinching with some protective plastic wrap.
Lid to box transition
So, now we're ready for final testing. All wired up.
Final Product

Front Panel
This unit will be powered by a diesel generator feeding a fused disconnect switch off the side. That's pretty much all there is to it. After conduit is laid and motors are all wired up.
I'll post more. Maybe even a video of it in operation.

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

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Kens Domain live streaming

Friday, 16 August 2019

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Off Grid Solutions

Off Grid Solutions for Agriculture, Camps, RV parks.

This is one of many off grid surveillance systems being installed at a Hemp Farm in Arizona. They'er budget is a bit low so I had to use some plywood for component mounting. I would prefer a PVC sheet for longevity mostly but also for a more professional look. The client provides most materials for this job. The 1000 Watt Inverter is only there for service work if a drill or other AC voltage tool is required.

The build

The network linking it all together is Ubiquity based with some Ingenious equipment on the Internet WiFi end. The surveillance feeds are received by a simple HP computer the client provided. There the streams are handled by ZoneMinder, an open source surveillance solution. ZoneMinder has a nice API for integration in Mobil Apps, websites and much more.


This client would like to use live streams on his website for promotional purposes. ZoneMinders API makes that pretty easy but to avoid security problems by sending credentials in an image tag, I had to write some JS and Ajax scripts.

Solar Cams
Weather off grid or on grid solar powered surveillance solutions is the most logical choice, even the equipment providing network and internet access can be independent meaning that you still have piece of mind even when grid power is down.

Saturday, 10 August 2019

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