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Plantduino Greenhouse

Plantduino Greenhouse
UPDATE 7/9/11: The AC power fed relay has been replaced with a DC battery fed relay system as shown in step 10. UPDATE: We have been selected as finalists in the microcontroller contest! Thank you for voting and rating. Thank you also for all the feedback on the safety of out relay system. Hello Everyone! My name is Clover and I am in love with vascular plants and robots. This summer I wanted to combine my two loves of plant science and engineering. I have constructed an automated watering and temperature system. This is my first project using an Arduino so I am using wonderful articles from MAKE and Instructables as very helpful templates. Related:  Arduino Assisted Gardening

open source garden automation project The Brain The brain is where all the other modules come together. Physically the brain is mostly a couple of little boards and a lot of wires. The microcontroller we are using in this project is an Arduino board. The local circuit is actually the back end for each of the other modules. The main idea is that you have a board where you can put the "local circuit" part of each module. Supplies: (see the parts page)Arduino boardUSB cablejumper wires / lead wiresbread-board / proto-boardall parts for the local circuit for each of the modulesthe GardenBot software package The hardware side of the brain Creating the local circuit board Here you will be creating a circuit board where you can mount the local circuit portion of each of the other modules. Let's take a look at a potential setup with an Arduino board and a couple of breadboards. We start off by running the two power wires -- ground (0v) shown in black, and source (5v) shown in red. Isolated power supply option Moving to a proto-board

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How To, soil moisture, water valve, light sensor How To This section has various tutorials on the different components you might need to build a garden monitoring system. The entire how-to section is organized by modules -- each kind of sensor gets its own module. The overall concept is that you will generally have a microcontroller (like Arduino) hooked up to sensors (like soil moisture) and actuators (like a water valve). If we think of the whole system as a robot, then our microcontroller is our brain. Because of the long distances in volved in automation of even a small garden, some of the modules (like the soil moisture sensor) are bound to be physically far away from the brain. Throughout these tutorials I use the term local circuit. The Modules Running wires to remote modules To connect the various remote modules (like the control panel or the garden station) to the brain, you will need to run wires -- some very long wires. Probably the cheapest option is to purchase a roll of 6-strand phone wire (see the parts page).

data acquisition and control system - Мозилин фајерфокс (Mozilla Firefox) In this section, we will discuss the practicle issues og ADC0804 and Signal control on ADC0804. Then we will move to the interfacing of ADC0804 with microcontroller. Signal control on ADC0804 1. Note: CS is set to low for both RD and WR pulses. Write a program to monitor the INTR pin and bring the digital input value into register A. Example of ADC Application Temperature detection A temperature sensor (LM34 or LM35) is interfaced to the 8051 via an ADC (ADC0804) The output voltage from the LM34/LM35 is linearly proportional to the measuring temperature The ADC0804 converts the output voltages from the LM34/LM35 into digital signals, which correspond to the measured temperature.They are then handled by the 8051 Interfacing with the LM35 (Temperature Sensor) ADC Application:- The ADC0804 converts the output voltages from the LM35 into digital signals, which correspond to the measured temperature.

Blog » Blog Archive » GardenBot Is Monitoring Your Garden GardenBot Is Monitoring Your Garden Davide Gomba — October 21st, 2010 Very interesting bottom-up product (but it’s not really a product, it’s more of an experience of nature-lovers and DIYers) do look after your garden: GardenBot is a garden monitoring system. I did… er, I mean hi. amazing story. via [gardenbot] Download This is a high-level summary of changes between each release. If you're interested in the detailed changes, take a look at the individual code changes. Jan. 24, 2014 Main release 0.8.7b some schematic parts had reversed connectors Jan. 22, 2014 Dec. 17, 2013 Main release 0.8.5banother handful of styling changesICSP and ICSP-less Arduinosbug fixes:infinite loop at startup for some languagesWelcome View print crashArduino swap crashWindows XP compatibilityNote button incorrectly disabled Dec. 15, 2013 Main release 0.8.4bFritzing gets a facelift! July 26, 2013 Main release 0.8.2b fixes a bug in the Half+ Breadboard part, and a few others. July 25, 2013 Main release 0.8.1b1000 new parts! June 13, 2013 Feb. 25, 2013 Jan. 3, 2013 Oct. 16, 2012 Oct. 9, 2012 Aug. 14, 2012 Main release 0.7.7b connection changes in one view sometimes resulted in wandering or phantom traces in another view resizing a jumper item when there is no pcb caused a crash Aug. 10, 2012 July 2, 2012 April 10, 2012 Main release 0.7.4b

Groupe surpresseur: Surpresseur d'eau de pluie Pour acheminer l'eau d'une cuve à eaux de pluie ou d'un puits vers les points de consommation, il est nécessaire d'avoir un groupe surpresseur dont les éléments principaux sont la pompe, le contact manométrique et le vase d'expansion. groupe supresseur : Obtenez gratuitement des devis ! Pour acheminer l'eau d'une cuve à eaux de pluie ou d'un puits vers les points de consommation, il est nécessaire d'avoir un groupe surpresseur dont les éléments principaux sont la pompe, le contact manométrique et le vase d'expansion. Cet article décrit la plomberie nécessaire et la méthode détaillée pour réaliser ce groupe surpresseur. Composition du groupe surpresseur Le vase d'expansion est un réservoir contenant une vessie d'air sous pression qui permet d'assurer un "tampon de pression" servant à diminuer le nombre d'arrêts/redémarages de la pompe. Procédure Zoom Pour étanchéifier les raccords à visser, la méthode la plus simple est d'utiliser un rouleau de téflon (ci-contre). Zoom Zoom Zoom Zoom 1. Zoom Zoom

Green Roof Growers: How to Make a Two Bucket Sub-Irrigated Planter (SIP) This is a simple, easy-to-do project that will let you grow your own food wherever there’s enough sunlight--on your roof, balcony, back steps, driveway, or vacant lot next door. It doesn't take any special skill and the materials are all readily available. A diagram showing what's going on inside a SIP is here. The fundamentals are the same whether you use buckets, tubs, or Earthboxes. Once you make one, it will produce beautiful food for years to come. Many of the photos here are from this second SIP run on the roof, and the pretty yellow pickle buckets are courtesy of Bruce's neighbor who drives for Chicago’s own Vienna Beef (Thanks, Rey! While these instructions are full of details, what you want (a healthy, productive plant) doesn't depend on following them exactly. If you've got hole saws it's far easier to cut the two big holes. View this quick video for a sense of how the whole thing comes together. So now you're ready to make one. This is the fun part. Look what you can grow

Frequency counter with PIC and 4- to 5-digit LED display This document describes the construction of small frequency counter with a cheap PIC microcontroller and a few seven-segment LED digits. The main features of the frequency counter are: frequency range 1 Hz ... 50 MHz (prototype worked up to 60 MHz but this exceeds the PIC's timing specifications) four or five digits resolution (display for example x.xxx kHz, x.xxx MHz, or xx.xx MHz); or 6 digits with F8FII's modification automatic range switching with different gate times optional addition or subtraction of a frequency offset (programmable) optional preamplifier for the input signal can be built on a single-sided 'breadboard-style' circuit board firmware available for common-cathode as well as commom-anode displays very low component count: a PIC 16F628, 4 or 5 7-segment LED displays, a 4- or 20-MHz crystal and a few resistors, optionally one transistor and a few diodes to drive the 5th digit, optionally one other transistor for the preamplifier. Contents of this document: V.

Growduino smart garden I've been toying with so many ideas of things to automate, but with the long days and an approaching 2-week trip and two young plants at home, I started working in earnest on a garden control project last night. "Growduino" seemed like the obvious name... This is the simplest possible version-- just an automated watering system, with the nutrient solution pumped up from a reservoir in the tub with a submersible pump. Here's a shot on Flickr: from the description: Note: the "plans" are in (roughly) increasing level of complexity/desirability-- not sure about aiming or CO2 scrubbing (?!)

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