This listing is for the full Robo-Tank DIY Aquarium Controller intermediate kit. This kit requires you to solder all the connectors, headers and other large components to the circuit boards making this kit more involved and for those of you who like to solder. All the actual components have been mounted and the PCB's have been powered up with basic tests. I have a good success rate assembling PCB's so I feel confident if you can solder the larger non critical pieces everything will work as expected.

The kit includes all the parts required and the end result will be like a plug and play kit.

Click the link below to view the instructions so you can see what your getting into. Depending on your web browser the document might open or you will be prompted to save the PDF file to view. Note the AC power bar has been updated to monitor energy consumption, the PCB includes more parts to be soldered but no more difficult to solder.

Robo-Tank DIY Instructions - Intermediate Kit.pdf

This kit includes the following.

  • Robo-Tank Controller PCB with all Parts Required
  • Robo-Tank Display PCB with all Parts Required
  • Robo-Tank Energy Monitoring AC Power Bar PCB with all Parts Required 
  • Robo-Tank pH PCB with all Parts Required
  • 7" Full Color Touch Display (fully tested)
  • 2 - Arduino Due's
  • Mini w5100 Ethernet Module
  • 2 - 4gb SD Cards
  • 3D Printed Cases for Display, Controller, AC Power Bar and pH
  • Face Plate for Front of Controller Case (requires glue to mount on case)
  • Standard pH probe with calibration solution packets
  • 5 Meter Waterproof DS18B20 Temperature Sensor
  • DHT22 Temperature and Humidity Sensor (requires wire and soldering)
  • DS18B20 Temperature Sensor Transistor (requires wire and soldering)
  • 5 Amp 12 Volt DC Power Supply with AC Power Cord
  • Approximately 5 foot AC Power Cord for Power Bar
  • 5 Meter Ethernet Patch Cable (used to connect display and power bar)
  • 6 Foot USB Cable to connect AC Power Bar to Controller
  • 6 Foot USB Cable to connect pH circuit
  • Photocell for Display Case (requires soldering)
  • LED Indicator and Bezel for Controller Case (requires soldering)
  • 12v DC Power Jack for Controller Case (requires soldering)

NOTE: This kit can be customized, contact me with what you require.


Display PCB

  • 5 volt, 3 Amp PWM Synchronous DC-DC Buck Converter
    • 90% Efficiency
    • Overload Protection
    • Built-in Over Current Protection
    • Thermal Shutdown Function
    • Under Voltage Lockout Function
    • Over Voltage Protection
    • Soft-start
    • Over Temperature Protection
    • Short Circuit Protection
    • Electrostatic Discharge
    • Lead Free
    • Fully RoHS Compliant
  • 256KB Eeprom
    • Electrostatic Discharge
    • Low Power Consumption
    • More Than 1 Million Write Cycles
    • Data Retention Greater than 200 years
    • Fully RoHS Compliant
  • Communication Circuit to Talk with Controller
    • Rugged and Reliable
    • DMOS Technology
    • Fast Switching
    • Zener Diodes for EMS Protection
  • 3 Amp Schottky Reverse Polarity Diode
  • SD Card Slot
  • Small but Loud Buzzer
  • Photocell to Adjust Display Brightness based on Ambient Light Conditions


Controller PCB

  • 5 volt, 3 Amp PWM Synchronous DC-DC Buck Converter
    • 90% Efficiency
    • Overload Protection
    • Built-in Over Current Protection
    • Thermal Shutdown Function
    • Under Voltage Lockout Function
    • Over Voltage Protection
    • Soft-start
    • Over Temperature Protection
    • Short Circuit Protection
    • Electrostatic Discharge Protection
    • Lead Free
    • Fully RoHS Compliant
  • 3.3 volt, 3 Amp PWM Synchronous DC-DC Buck Converter
    • 90% Efficiency
    • Overload Protection
    • Built-in Over Current Protection
    • Thermal Shutdown Function
    • Under Voltage Lockout Function
    • Over Voltage Protection
    • Soft-start
    • Over Temperature Protection
    • Short Circuit Protection
    • Electrostatic Discharge Protection
    • Lead Free
    • Fully RoHS Compliant
  • 5 Amp Schottky Reverse Polarity Protection Diode
  • 256KB Eeprom
    • Electrostatic Discharge
    • Low Power Consumption
    • More Than 1 Million Write Cycles
    • Data Retention Greater than 200 years
    • Fully RoHS Compliant
  • Communication Circuit to Talk with Controller
    • Rugged and Reliable
    • DMOS Technology
    • Fast Switching
    • Zener Diodes for Overvoltage Protection
  • 4 – 3 Amp High Quality N-Channel Enhancement Mode MOSFETS for DC Accessory Ports
  • 4 – 1 Amp High Quality N-Channel Enhancement Mode MOSFETS for Dosing Pump Ports
  • 3 Amp High Quality N-Channel Enhancement Mode MOSFETS for Auto Top Off Pump Port
  • Schottky Flyback Diode Protection for all DC Accessory, Dosing Pump and ATO Pump Ports
  • DS3231 Real Time Clock
    • Highly Accurate and Reliable
    • Valid till the Year 2100
    • Fast I2C Interface
  • CR2032 3.3v Battery For Real Time Clock Backup
  • 16 Channel 12 Bit PWM LED Driver Controller
    • 12-bit Resolution – 4096 Steps
    • Adjustable from 0-100%
    • 25ma Current per Channel (Drivers Required for LEDs such as Meanwell LDD)
    • Noise Filter
    • Electrostatic Discharge Protection
  • I2C Bus Extender
    • Increase I2C capacitance to 1400pf allow up to 15 meters of cable on USB ports
    • Lockup Free Operation
    • Supports Fast Mode Operation
    • Electrostatic Discharge Protection
  • 1 Amp Schottky Diodes for Back Voltage Protection from AC Power Bar or other Addons
  • Fast Switching Logic Level Converters for Flow Meter Ports
  • MicroSD Card Slot

AC Power Bar PCB

  • 120v - 600v 16 Amp TRIACs for switching (outlets limited to 7 amps with fuse)
  • 5,250 Volts of Isolation
  • Snubber for Over Voltage Protection on Inductive loads
  • AC Transformer
  • Current Transformers for Energy Monitoring
  • Power and Outlet Status LED's
    • AC - DC 1 Amp, 5 Volt Switching Drop Down Power Module
    • Micro-controller for monitoring energy
      • I2C Controller for Switching
      • 1 Amp 5v DC-DC Drop Down Regulator
      • 8 Way DIP Switch to Change I2C Address
      • Fast Switching Enhancement Mode MOSFETs to Control Triacs
      • 12 Amp Fuse Installed for overall power bar
      • 7 Amp Fuses Installed for each outlet
      • Spare USB Port for Expansions

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          Robo-Tank Full DIY Aquarium Controller Kit - Intermediate

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