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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The goal of this project is to develop an automatic irrigation system which switches the pump motor on/off on sensing the moisture content of the soil. Advantage of using this method is to reduce human intervention and to ensure proper irrigation.

This project uses an 8051 series microcontroller which is programmed to receive input signal of varying moisture condition of the soil through the sensing arrangement. This is achieved by using an op-amp as comparator that acts as interface between the sensing arrangement and microcontroller. Once the controller receives this signal, it generates an output that drives a relay for operating the water pump.

An LCD is also interfaced to the microcontroller to display the status of the soil and water pump. Sensing arrangement is made by using two stiff metallic rods inserted into the field at a certain distance. Connections from the metallic rods are interfaced to the control unit.

This concept in future can be enhanced by integrating it with GSM technology, such that whenever the water pump switches on/off, an SMS is delivered to the concerned person regarding the status of the pump. We can also control the pump through SMS.

 

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
Easy to use, Self-explanatory kit.
All-inclusive solution kit.
Extensive audio-visuals available.
Branding-free material.
Pre-programmed Microcontroller.
Call/mail for Tech Support from 10 am - 7 pm.
Can be Customized for Arduino, Raspberry Pi, PIC
BLOCK DIAGRAM
Soil Moisture Sensed Auto Irrigation System
Hardware Requirements
  • 8051 series Microcontroller
  • Op amp
  • LCD
  • Relay
  • Water Pump
  • Voltage Regulator
  • Diodes
  • Capacitors
  • Resistors
  • LED
  • Crystal
  • Transistor
Software Requirements
  • Keil compiler
  • Languages: Embedded C or Assembly
Q & A
Q:  Which microcontroller is used in this project?
A:  The microcontroller used in this project is a 40 pin IC from 8051 family.
Q:  What is the role of microcontroller?
A:  To develop a dynamic timing, the microcontroller is used.
Q:  What is automatic irrigation system?
A:  Automatic irrigation system automatically switches the pump on/off by sensing the soil moisture condition
Q:  How is the soil moisture sensing taken place?
A:  By using two copper wires(that can be connected to 2 nails) provided with the kit, soil moisture sensing takes place.
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Rahul Kumar, Agra on 2nd June, 2015, 01:12 PM

I come to know about Edgefx through my College sir. I like the complete kit.Yes my kit delivered on right time with the right components.No suggestions.

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