It's a simple aplication to watering flowers at home.
The code is written to an Arduino Uno microcontroller :)
How to use install, and use it? It's simple!
You need the Arduino software from here: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software and an USB cable.
Just follow these 6 steps:
- Step: Download wateringsystem.ino (in "files" downloadable) to Aurdino UNO board.
- The arduino needs to know the correct time, so go to https://www.epochconverter.com/ and copy 10 digits number, go back to Arduino software, open serial monitor and type "T" and copy your number as "T1545609600".
You need to have a relay for the arduino!
Just like on the picture:
The ralay will control the valve, what is watering the plants.
Choose the watering time for your plants:
pin6 PM 16:10-PM 16:40
pin7 PM 17:10-PM 17:40
pin8 PM 18:10-PM 18:40
pin9 PM 19:20-PM 19:40
pin10 AM 10:20-AM 10:40
- Connect the cables just like on the picture:
You can use a transistor insted of the relay!
Step: join the water valve to the water system of the house or to the 3D printed water tank.
Step: enjoy your automatic watering system!! :))
What costs this system? Not to much...
Hope you enjoyed making this project!! :)