Here is my solenoid valve controller; version 0.1. It can control 3 solenoid valves and has 2 triggers.
It is designed to control the valves and then send a signal to another Arduino which controls the camera. However, it can be connected directly to a camera if required.
The software is still a work in progress but I have all the major parts working.
Up to 9 drops with control over the valve to use, delay before, the delay after and the drop size
I also included a “quick” 1 drop and 2 drop mode.
Set which valve, the drop size, delay before, delay after.
Add increments to the above settings and set infinite loop.
Add a delay between loops
Has the same settings as 1 Drop
Allows up to 9 drops. No increment settings yet.
Set trigger delay
Since posting the above I have completely re-written the code and made changes the circuit. This then became a version 2.
Added to version 2
Buttons to drain the valves
Buck power converter instead of 7806
Remote start button
F9Z24N mosfet used instead of a diode on the Arduino vin line (less voltage drop)
I want to do a project to control automatic water management using three solenoid valves using micro controller . which opens one valves at a time.
would you help me the code for it and the schematic diagram.
I hopefully waiting for your response via my email.
I am interested in water drop photography, and think your system is excellent. Would it be possible for you to send me a circuit diagram? Much appreciated,
I started a separate website for the dropcontroller. http://www.dropcontroller.com.
The circuit and parts list is available under the DIY menu.
Many thanks Martyn, I am in UK will I be able to source parts or equivalent here?
you should be able to source everything through places like Farnell, RS, and eBay.