Computer control of the climate
In order for a software, in this case TerraXControl, that can take control of the climate in terrariums, insectariums or arias in the incubation, it must read the current values of sensors. The
placement of these sensors, both the temperature and the humidity sensors, must be done wisely. If they are too exposed, they depict extreme values that are not suitable for control. A sensor should
not be placed immediately below the ceiling or exposed in the direct radiation a spot.
Humidity sensors should not be exposed to irrigation. Even the best encapsulation does not protect against the full flood!
The basis for the sensitive control is, in addition to the sensors, a climate model in conjunction with the location of the habitat. The climate model includes the daily key data such as day and night temperature,
humidity, rainfall, etc.. Longitude and latitude allow the climate control program, to calculate and use sun and moon rise and set times. This will simulate the day / night cycles
in the seasonal flow, the so-called "astronomical" control.
The integration of the rainfall data determined in addition to temperature and humidity, very much the terrarium environment. Not used in incubators of course. But the rainfall,
not only over the year, but also in daily operations, must be aligned with the natural conditions. In one habitat it rains in the morning, another has zenithal rain and in tropical tanks
there are short and intense showers in the evening. The irregular distribution of rainfall during different periods is, advance a very tricky setting the climate program, and can only
be set by hand. Therefore TerraXControl offers the option called "Random Switch".
To summon a real climate, the software should also have the possibility to use effects that are dependent on climatic conditions and equipment used. These
Conditions include, for example the cloud formation in front of the precipitation, meaning turning on the irrigation. To simulate this we need no "real" clouds, the lighting is sufficient in its
intensity match. TerraXControl allows using such effects erratically to simulate clouds. And this not only has its charms in terrariums, but also shows in the aquarium interesting lighting effects.
This random circuit is always based on a fixed time window, ready to give the viewer always new sights.
No matter how you look at it, the use of a climate control system is worthwhile in any case, even if it appears at first glance to be too expensive. Finally, it offers nothing but advantages.
If you want to get anywhere, you have to put something in it.
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And if one has the right approach, it pays to use a hundred times!