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Decided to upgrade to some Milwaukee goodness:

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Then went out and bought the 3/8ths baby impact too.  It's amazing.

 

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The cutoff is amazing, very sharp, very clear and projection is excellent.  Even used cable ties to control two of the bolts for the projector.  Cold monitoring is killing it though, it thinks every single bulb is out.  It won't fire the high beam either, it just pulses.  I'll either have to trick it with a false load or work out how to use NCS Dummy.

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28 minutes ago, adam- said:

I need to drill the hole for the aerial and fit the "on" LED, but it's all coded up and works.

 

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DOES YOUR E39 TEXT YOU IN THE MORNING?!

 

Absolutely awesome!

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1 hour ago, adam- said:

I need to drill the hole for the aerial and fit the "on" LED, but it's all coded up and works.

 

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DOES YOUR E39 TEXT YOU IN THE MORNING?!

 

I think you might want to hide the number, otherwise your webasto will be switching on randomly and you'll be sat there wondering why. Haha.

I'm planning on doing a telestart install myself for next year.

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1 hour ago, Qasimahmed said:

 

I think you might want to hide the number

Its coded to only recognise my number and not accept any others. 

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So how much did it all cost you, if I had to buy the parts for the telestart, it'd come to around 120. I've got an Vogue TD6 that I'm selling later this year and the webasto is not functioning anyway, so I'll be taking the receiver and the remote from there.

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About 20 quid Inc the SIM. 

 

Ardiuno is 3, sms module is 6, buck converter is 15p, rtc is 1. I had it all lying around though. Just need a few hours to solder it all together. 

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On 01/01/2019 at 22:08, adam- said:

I need to drill the hole for the aerial and fit the "on" LED, but it's all coded up and works.

 

Very clever that, well done.

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11 hours ago, SplitBusVanatic said:

Would you consider doing a kit to sell ? I’d be interested. I am completely hopeless at making this kinda stuff myself. 

 

Cheers. 

 

 

For the Webasto?  I wouldn't feel comfortable taking money for a project like this - it was only really meant for me.  If something goes wrong, it would need fresh code/adjusting and you'd have to flash the Ardiuno yourself.

 

Basically:

Batt 12v goes to a buck converter (3A one) to convert to 5v.

Batt 12v goes to relay solenoid & center pin

Batt 12v goes to 300k, centre tap, 100k resistor to ground (for voltage sense)

5v goes to Arduino, RTC, LED via. 220ohm resistor, SMS module

Ground goes to transistor, RTC, buck converter, SMS module.

 

Then various signal wires to the temperature sensor, LED, RTC, SMS.

 

I can guide you through it no bother.

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1 hour ago, adam- said:

 

 

For the Webasto?  I wouldn't feel comfortable taking money for a project like this - it was only really meant for me.  If something goes wrong, it would need fresh code/adjusting and you'd have to flash the Ardiuno yourself.

 

Basically:

Batt 12v goes to a buck converter (3A one) to convert to 5v.

Batt 12v goes to relay solenoid & center pin

Batt 12v goes to 300k, centre tap, 100k resistor to ground (for voltage sense)

5v goes to Arduino, RTC, LED via. 220ohm resistor, SMS module

Ground goes to transistor, RTC, buck converter, SMS module.

 

Then various signal wires to the temperature sensor, LED, RTC, SMS.

 

I can guide you through it no bother.

Thanks for that. 

 

I would have no probs whatsoever paying someone for their time. 

 

Meanwhile,,

i was reading this and kinda am beginning to understand the process. Sort of. 

https://randomnerdtutorials.com/control-a-12v-lamp-via-sms-with-arduino/

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I didn't even know that existed, but that is literally the same idea as what I've done.  The only additional part I have is the RTC (real-time control) so the Arduino knows the time/date and can turn on/off at specific times.  There's also a temperature sensor so it knows only to come on when it's cold outside.

 

The above is a "shield" so is slightly more bulky than what I had.  The relay shield is again quite big.  You can use the components I have and make it slightly smaller - but having shields makes it easier for noobs.

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It's really not too hard - the shields make it really good for hot swapping wires, etc.  It's a good project.  Remember to just break it into modules, one step at a time.

 

Make it tell the time.  Get it to swap true/false for special dates.

Make it get the temperature.

Make it get battery voltage.

Make it read texts.

Make it send texts.

 

You can use the Serial output to show you variables - so just log and keep playing until it does what you want.  It's not too hard if you break it down into tiny chunks.

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Yes, the relay isn't linked to batt voltage so you'd need to tie it to that (just a jumper wire).  That will only work by texting it though.

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