What are we building
In this project, we will help Caelin build his RGB Fishtank. Caelin has an existing fish tank that can be seen below.
We will use the existing top housing of the Fish Tank and have two types of LED placed in it. The first LED is one of our favourite trusty WS2812B. We will have four stips of WS2812B along the edge of the fish tank. This will be controlled by an ESP32 to give some colour to the system.
Caelin also cares about the health of the plants inside the Fishtank so we will make a custom PCB with LED that has the correct wavelengths so the plants and fish can be happy as well.
The LED’s will also be able to change state, depending on the temperature of the water, so we will have a water proof water sensor as well
Components you will need to build with us
To join Caelin in building this cool RGB Fishtank, you will need the following components:
1. ESP32 – The ESP will control the Ws2812b LED strip; it will also take the input from the temperature sensor and process the information to control the LED.
2. Ws2812b – These LED will be placed on the outer edge of the top housing.
3. DS1820 Waterproof temperature sensor – The Ds1820 will be used to monitor the temperature of the water, with this information we will be able to control the light of the fish tank!.
If you feel like learning with us, you can buy the RGB Fish Tank Bundle below. We will update on this project as we go.
For our South African community. Please be aware, if you buy below, it can take up to 30 to 45 days to arrive. If you would like it quicker, you can get it from Netram. The links are below 🙂
If you want to learn how to build this, or build it with us as we go, then please follow us on any of the social media below. We will update the website as we go.