Hi all, hope all is well with you. I've been busy being a nursing student and haven't intentionally avoided the forums. Anywho, my little nano tank is still chugging along and seems to be fine. Then I got a big one last week.... it was a nightmare to move but I had it for a bargain!
So while the new tank does its thing, I bought a seneye for it to monitor ph and ammonia temp etc. It was pretty easy to set up (except I had mine calibrated for freshwater which screwed up my ph readings and i dosed when I shouldn't have). The seneye is a pita to have to connect to with your laptop to get readings so I looked at their wifi web server.... toooo pricey.
I have a cheapo windows tablet floating round that works perfectly well; But it doesn't have the USB ports on it, just the micro USB for charging. However, they make OTG hub/cables with pass through power. Bingo!
So to build yourself a Seneye web server (which also does Netflix, aquarium logging software etc) here's how I did it:
Cheap windows tablet pc (I'm using Linx Vision 8) approx £50
Micro USB power pass through OTG hub £15
Micro USB charger (might need to be higher powered?)
I installed the seneye connect app on the tablet, went to power settings and ticked the boxes to keep power on when plugged in. Plugged in the seneye into free USB port, keeping that open will monitor the parameters... it's a seneye server now!
A picture is worth a thousand words.... so
Hope this helps other out who don't want to fork out for the overpriced seneye wifi server...
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