OpenAg Helper PCB


#1

@Rckco mentioned here that plant3 has made their helper PCB available. (Image at link, I didn’t want to derail that topic)

I’m just starting to try to get the pieces together for a build for myself, and having no experience I wanted to clarify what this board is. As I understand it, this part comes into play in “8. Arduino Mega Protoshield Module”, correct? As it stands, I’ve had a hard time sourcing both the Arduino Mega Protoshield and the Grove Base Shield, as listed on the BOM, so this sounds like an absolute slam dunk. In addition to that, I wouldn’t have to solder the whole debacle myself?


#2

@toby the Helper pcb will replace the DC relay used for the fans, Proto shield, and Base shield. The most difficult part of the assembly is soldering the proto shield.


#3

Well that’s just awesome! A day or two later and I would have wasted that money.

Just as a heads up, I filled in the details to calculate shipping:

Looks like a bunch of debug messages? I filled in “United States”, “New York” and “13669-2208”.


#4

@toby opps. usps shipping debugging was left one. it should still work