water flow meter

by Nour on Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:54 am

I’m interested in one of your product (Liquid Flow Meter, Brass ½’’ NTP)
> product ID #833, but I do not have any tools or electronic gadget to display
> the water flow through the pip. So, do you provide an LCD display that will
> display on any LCD the water flow? I do need 4-6 of these sets. So, the
> idea here is to plug the brass piece in line with my pool water supply and
> read the water flow on the LCD display. The accuracy is not that critical
> and the rate will be from 1-20 L/M (litter per minute)
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Re: water flow meter

by adafruit_support_bill on Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:15 pm

We don't have a 'plug & play' solution. But we do have all the parts you need to build one. If you are OK with a bit of soldering & a little programming, we can help you put together a system.
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Re: water flow meter

by Nour on Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:14 pm

adafruit_support wrote:We don't have a 'plug & play' solution. But we do have all the parts you need to build one. If you are OK with a bit of soldering & a little programming, we can help you put together a system.



I'm OK with that. What materials are needed and what is the cost for each iteam. I do have soldering tools but needs ehlp in programming. Thanks
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Re: water flow meter

by adafruit_support_bill on Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:47 pm

This is kind of a general list.
The Flow meters you have already found: https://www.adafruit.com/products/833
You will also need a microprocessor of some sort. An Arduino UNO is ahbout the easiest one to program: http://www.adafruit.com/products/50
You will also need a power supply. This is a good one to start with: http://www.adafruit.com/products/63
The sample code for the flow meter works is written for the UNO and a basic LCD character display. http://www.adafruit.com/products/198 However, for multiple meters, you may want to go with a larger display such as this one: http://www.adafruit.com/products/498
The "backpack" simplifies display wiring and frees up pins for more sensors: http://www.adafruit.com/products/292
Since this is a pool application, You may also want to check out our range of waterproof enclosures, cables & connectors.
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