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PC Water Cooling Information and Control Center

Created Mon, 23 May 2011 10:13:16 +0000 by Charles


Mon, 23 May 2011 10:13:16 +0000

I have been working on this project for over a year now. Originally prototyped around an Arduino with an 168 things quickly scaled up from a simple water flow rate monitor to a complete information and control center for my PCs liquid cooling system. The latest revision can monitor liquid flow rate in GPH, Pump RPM, Temperature from up to 3 points in the loop, and the RPM of up to 3 PC fans. It can also control the speed of those 3 fans, and maybe one day be able to adjust fan speed when it notices a rise in liquid temp. All of this information is displayed on a 20x2 LCD which is backlit by an RGB LED.

I am switching over to the Max32 for prototyping simply because it as more external interrupts. I will post more info on this as I move things over.


Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:52:56 +0000

I also plan to rebuild the controller Software for a RepRap Printer on Chipkit PI in the future. Based on existing Audrino Software of course. Any improvements on your project? Any tips how GCode via serial port is working (what does host send, how is end of Message defined, what does slave response,...) Thanks in advance.