Weather on RapidLED - Solved Pg.5 w/ Video

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  1. Biocube

    Biocube Giant Squid

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    So as most of you know I have the RapidLED kit with the dimmable drivers controlled by my Apex unit.

    What I would like to do is possibly add "Weather" to my LEDs.


    Here is my current programming for my Blue & White Drivers.

    Blue:
    Fallback OFF
    Set OFF
    If Time 10:00 to 11:00 Then SunriseB
    If Time 11:00 to 20:00 Then DayB
    If Time 20:00 to 21:00 Then SunsetB
    If Temp > 82.5 Then OFF
    Min Time 002:00 Then OFF

    White:
    Fallback OFF
    Set OFF
    If Time 10:30 to 11:30 Then SunriseW
    If Time 11:30 to 19:00 Then DayW
    If Time 19:00 to 20:00 Then SunsetW
    If Temp > 81.5 Then OFF
    Min Time 002:00 Then OFF


    Any help would be great! :)
     
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  3. Biocube

    Biocube Giant Squid

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    You would have to write the code.
     
  5. Thatgrimguy

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    (if it's the same as AI)

    You would just swap your "day" (ramp) profiles to a weather profile. I don't think you can set lightning though.

    From the guide.

    Light Maximum Intensity (%): the lighting intensity during sunny periods.
    Cloudy light Intensity (%): the intensity of the lights during a cloudy period.
    Cloud Duration (MMM): the number of minutes for each cloudy period.
    Cloudy Time (%): the percent of time that it will be cloudy.

    Probability of Lightning (%) : a metric which sets the frequency of a lightning strike during cloud cover. 0% means no lightning will occur and a 100% value means that lightning will occur almost continuously. This parameter is only valid for the Aqua Illumination White lights. Not valid for the variable speed ports or the blue LEDs.
    Lightning Intensity (%): the lightning white light intensity during a lightning strike. It can be set between 0 and 100%. This parameter is only valid for the Aqua Illumination White lights. Not valid for the variable speed ports or the blue LEDs.
     
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  6. Biocube

    Biocube Giant Squid

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    I know :)

    I just need help writing it.
     
  7. Biocube

    Biocube Giant Squid

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    Your right, I was playing with it around 3am this morning. I couldn't sleep "was thinking about programming the Apex". All I could get was cloud cover but no lighting.

    (Please keep in mind this is just purely a challenge)
     
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    Oh, I understand! Lol, you are about the only person as ridiculous as I am when it comes to tweaking and upgrading there setup!
     
  10. Biocube

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    Well I just called Paul from Neptune Systems and it's not possible to simulate a thunderstorm with the Meanwell Drivers.

    BUT that doesn't mean I will find a way! ;)
     
  11. Thatgrimguy

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    Hmm.. You could Try to flash your white leds with a OSC function. You would have to program the exact time you want the storm to hit. But you could do something like this...


    First setup a ghost eb8 so you have some extra outlets.


    Then name one outlet storm: (so you have 2 storms a day)
    Set OFF
    If time 14:00 to 14:05 Then ON
    If time 16:00 to 16:05 then ON

    Then take your programming on the white and add
    If Outlet storm = ON Then Lightning

    Lightning profile

    Heck.. this won't work either because you can't set a profile to OSC... (just thinking aloud at this point)
     
  12. Thatgrimguy

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    You could maybe run another set of whites just to be used for Lightning and have them fire off with an OSC statement that is defined in time like I said above.