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Therearemanysuchinstructablecreated.Buttheproblemiswithgettingthe
materials.Iamcreatingthissothatpeoplegettoknowwhatequipmenttobuyin
Indiaandhowtoconnectthemandmakethemwork.
ProblemStatement
1.Canweautomaticallywatertheplantswheniamgoingonvacationordoi
havetobothermyneighbors?Sometimestheneighborsdotoomuchof
wateringandtheplantsendupdyinganyway.Therearetimerbaseddevices
availableinIndiawhichwaterthesoilonsetinterval.Theydonotsensethesoil
moistureandtheambienttemperaturetoknowifthesoilactuallyneedswatering
ornot.

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2.Canweknowifthesoilactuallyneedstobewatered?Irregularwateringleads
tominerallossinthesoilandmightenduprottingtheplants.

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3.Canwemanuallywaterthesoilfromremotelocation?
Solution
Theansweris"Yes,wecan"toalltheaboveproblem.Thesolutionprovidedis
simpleandeconomical.Itrequiresyoutoknowlittlebitofelectricaland
electronicsbutifeelitissimilartohavingsomuchofelectricalknowledgeso
thatyoucanchangeabulb.Letmeknowifyoufeelanystepiscomplicated.I

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thatyoucanchangeabulb.Letmeknowifyoufeelanystepiscomplicated.I
willtrytoaddmoreinformationsothatitbecomeseasy.

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Step1:Materialsneeded

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1.Soilmoisturesensor(Youcansearchforsimilaritemonebay)
http://www.ebay.in/itm/SoilMoistureDC5vSensor...
(http://www.ebay.in/itm/SoilMoistureDC5vSensorModuleforArduinoARM
andOtherMCU/111471718996?
pt=IN_Computer_Components&hash=item19f43b7254)

WateringandSoilMoistureSensing/)

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2.SmallpumpToypumpworkingon56Visenough.Fewoptionsavailablein
Indiaare
http://hacktronics.co.in/home/418rs360smallwat...
(http://hacktronics.co.in/home/418rs360smallwaterpump.html)(thisshould
notbesubmergedinwater)

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plant(/tag/typeid/keywordplant/)

http://hacktronics.co.in/home/721smallwaterpump...
(http://hacktronics.co.in/home/721smallwaterpump.html)(thisshouldbe
submergedinwater)

arduino(/tag/typeid/keywordarduino/)

3.Arduino

soilmoisturesensor(/tag/typeid/keywordsoil%20moisture%20sensor/)

http://www.ebay.in/itm/291235640103?ssPageName=STR...
(http://www.ebay.in/itm/291235640103?
ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:VRI&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2661)

soil(/tag/typeid/keywordsoil/)

4.PumpController(Youcanmakeyourowncircuitwithlittleknowledgeof
solderingoryoucangotoshopswhoselltheseelectronicequipmentandthey
canpointyoutopeoplewhocanhelpyoutosolder)

dripirrigation(/tag/typeid/keyworddrip%20irrigation/)
automaticwatering(/tag/typeid/keywordautomatic%20watering/)

moisture(/tag/typeid/keywordmoisture/)
gardening(/tag/typeid/keywordgardening/)

Related

a)Transistor2N2222A
b)Resistor1Kohm
5.DripIrrigationKit(Youcanchoosedependingonhowmanyplantsyouwant
towater).
http://www.ebay.in/itm/DRIPIRRIGATIONKIT10PLAN...
(http://www.ebay.in/itm/DRIPIRRIGATIONKIT10PLANTSGARDEN
WATERING10MTRPIPEDIYDRIPIRRIGATION/171473309479?
pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash=item27ec9b0f27)
6.ConnectingPipe(iused0.4"pipe)toconnectthepumpandthedripirrigation
mainline.

Step2:Connectthesoilsensortothearduino

WATERINGSYSTEM
INTRODUCTION
(/id/WATERINGSYSTEM
INTRODUCTION/)
byBIGDOG1971
(/id/WATERING
MoistureSensorwithIntel
Galileo(/id/MoistureSensor
withIntelGalileo/)
byPooja_Baraskar
(/id/Moisture (/member/Pooja_Baraskar/)
AutomaticGardenWatering
DeviceArduino
(/id/AutomaticGarden
WateringDeviceArduino/)
(/id/Automaticbydvriezedaniels
ESP8266WiFiplantirrigation
system(/id/ESP8266WiFi
plantirrigationsystem/)
byEasyIoT
(/id/ESP8266 (/member/EasyIoT/)
AutomaticFlowerWateter
(/id/AutomaticFlower
Wateter/)
byrazeksk(/member/razeksk/)
(/id/Automatic

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Ihavecolorcodedthewiresforeasyunderstandingofhowtoconnectthesoil
sensorwiththearduino.
a.RedwireConnecttheVccpinonsoilsensortothe+5Vpinonarduino
b.GreenwireConnecttheGndpinonsoilsensortotheGndpinonarduino
c.OrangewireConnecttheA0(Analog)pinonsoilsensortotheA0(Analog)
pinonarduino

Step3:ConnectthePumpControllerBoardtotheArduino

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ThePumpControllerBoardcomprisesof
1.1kohmresistor
2.2N2222Atransistor
3.5VPumpMotor

Step4:TheCodetobeuploadedtoArduino
CopythecodefromCode.txttothe.inofileonarduinoanduploadthecodeto
thearduino.

Code.txt(/files/orig/FM7/FXTP/I0VOVXXY/FM7FXTPI0VOVXXY.txt)

Step5:Setupthedripirrigationkit

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Thereisenoughinformationonthewebonhowtosetupthedripirrigationkit.I
amnotgettingintodetailsofthis.
Thepointtonotehereisthatthereare6analogpinsonarduinothatcanbe
usedtosensesoilmoisture.Attheveryminimum,onecanusethesamesetup
tosense6plants.Butifdesignedinabetterway,onecanusethesamesetup
tosenseasmanyplantsinmultipleof6.
Iamnotgoingintodetailsofthisasthisisnottheobjectiveofthisinstructable.I
willtrytopublishanotherinstructableforabetterdesignofthedripirrigationkit
sothatmaximumnumberoftheplantsoilmoisturecanbesensed.

Step6:Connectthepumptothedripmainline

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Step7:Demonstrationofthefullsetup
Automatic Plant Watering and Soil Moisture Monitoring

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Step8:NextSteps
1. CreateanInternetofPlantsCreateaIOTframeworkwhichwillhelp
connectplantsofsimilarvarietyacrosstheworldtogetconnected.
2. Connectthearduinowirelesslywiththeraspberrypihomeserversothatthe
plantscanbemonitoredremotely.
3. RemoteMonitoringandWateringofplantsUseGSMbasedaddonboard
forremoteoperation
4. PowerSupplyUsesolarpowerasthepowerneedislow.Currentlyiam
usingapowerbanktopowerthearduinoandthepumpmotor.
5. WeatherproofcaseSincethedevicewillbeusedoutside,weneedtohave
aweatherproofcasetohousetheelectronics.
6. AddmoresensorsTemperaturesensor,Humiditysensor.
Doletmeknowifyouthinkanythingelseneedstobedoneaspartofthis
project.

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igotsomequestions
1.howdiduprogrameditusingarduinosoftware.
2.canuspecfiythe"module/usbtouart"usedtoconnect
microcotrollertopcwithimagesandwebsitetobuyitin
India"
thanku....

positiveyeah(/member/positiveyeah)

Hello,Sir.Ihaveaquestiontoyouortoanyonewhomay
readthis.Iamacollegestudentandoneofmyprojectsisto
createsomethingwithsuchdesign,soIchosetodothis
kindofproject.IhavebeencheckingallthedetailsandIjust
wanttoask,howwillthewaterfromthetank(orany
container)willstartflowingrighttothesoil(Canyouplease
completethewholeprocess,codes,etcregardingthat)?
TheprocessthatIknownowisthis:buymaterials,connect
thearduinothingsandsuchandtheninputthecodes,my
problemiswhattodonextandonhowmyprojectwill
determinethatthewatershouldstartflowing.

Sorry,Iknowthatforexpertslikeyou,thismightsounda
littleannoyingormaybeidioticbutIamjustreallydesperate
becauseIhavelittleornoideaatallaboutthesekindsof
thingsandthere'snoonetohelpmehere.Ireallyneedto
passmysubjectsopleasehelpme.Thankyousomuchto
whoevermightanswerthis.

alok44(/member/alok44)

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amonthago

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Siricanusevalveforwatersupply

alok44(/member/alok44)

Uhaveavideoforthisproject??

Bala_bolt(/member/Bala_bolt)

WheredoIneedtoconnecttheotherendofthebattery

AmitabhS(/member/AmitabhS)(author) . Bala_bolt(/member/Bala_bolt)

Theotherendofthebatteryisconnectedtothepump's+ve
terminal.

amonthago

Bala_bolt(/member/Bala_bolt) . AmitabhS(/member/AmitabhS)

Whereshouldbethe+veterminalofthebatteryshouldbe
connected.

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Notsurewhatistheconfusionhere..The+veterminalofthe amonthago
batteryisconnectedtothe+veterminal(redwire)ofthepump.

Bala_bolt(/member/Bala_bolt)

amonthago

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Hey.,,
Iamdoingurworkforascienceexibition
Idon'tknowhowtoconnectthetransistor,pumpandthe
battery...
Couldupleasereplythosedetails..
QuicklypleasebecauseIhavetosubmititin5days

AmitabhS(/member/AmitabhS)(author) . Bala_bolt(/member/Bala_bolt)

Itisalreadygiveninthepictureinstep3.

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iknowitslotofquestion....soryforprblmcreatedby
me..butplzreplydisquestion...ididn'thaveanytechnical
knowledgesohavingmanyprblmssoplzhelp..

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afterseeingurvideo...uhavesoilsensorPLACEDIN
ONLYONEPLANTdenhowitwilldetectthesoilmoisture
levelinotherplants...

Ashutoshg1(/member/Ashutoshg1)

denwhatisthisraspberrypi???igoogled4datbutdidn't
understandanything...soplzexplainwhatdisstuffisan
howtouseit......

Ashutoshg1(/member/Ashutoshg1)

heysir,prblmiamfacingiswitharduino....howtoupload
codetooit??wheretooconnectittouploadcode??den
doesthisprojectneedtobeconnectedtointernetorWiFi
continuously??..

AbishekRam(/member/AbishekRam)

super

patelsgujarat15(/member/patelsgujarat15)

Ineedhelptomakeautomatikplantwareringandsoil
moistursensig
pleasegiveeasyandclearcircuitdiagramwithbatrypower
supllyandpumpconnection
howcaniprogrammetheairduno

patelsgujarat15(/member/patelsgujarat15)

Ineedhelptomakeautomatikplantwareringandsoil
moistursensig
pleasegiveeasyandclearcircuitdiagramwithbatrypower
supllyandpumpconnection
howcaniprogrammetheairduno

patelsgujarat15(/member/patelsgujarat15)

Respectedsir
ineedheiptomakeautomatikplantwarerigandsoil
moisturesensing
Pleasegiveeasycircuitdiagramwithbatrypowerinput
Howcaniprogramthearduino?

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heyplzhelpmeitsurgentwanncontactulotsofproblems
iamfacingplzhelpmycontact9702828441msgmeorjst
giveamisscallplz

AmitabhS(/member/AmitabhS)(author) . Ashutoshg1(/member/Ashutoshg1)

Canyoupostyourproblem?

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arjillip(/member/arjillip)

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NanoV3.0ArduinoCompatible,ARMandotherMCU
KG034
canweusethisaurdinointhat.pleasereplyitsveryurgent

AmitabhS(/member/AmitabhS)(author) . arjillip(/member/arjillip)

3monthsago

Whydoyouthinkyoucannotusetheabove?

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ayearago

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JusttherightoneIwaslookingaround!Thanksabunch
!!!

AlberA(/member/AlberA)

Higreatproject,iwanttomakemyownbutimabeginner
andiwonderifyoucouldmakeacircuitschematicona
webbasedprogramlikehttp://123d.circuits.io/.Thankyou

amit.randhawa.50(/member/amit.randhawa.50)

Iamworkingonthesameprojectandamconfusedwhich
arduinotobeusedtheredonewhichyouhavelistedin
thecomponentsortheblueoneshowninthevideo
uploaded.Sinceiamabeginnerineedyourhelp

NghiaT(/member/NghiaT)

Sohowtowedecidethemoisturelevelisasexpectedornot
foraplant?

AmitabhS(/member/AmitabhS)(author) . NghiaT(/member/NghiaT)

Ihavegivenarangeof200250.Ifthemoisturelevelgoes
above250,thepumpstartspumpingwatertillthemoistureis
between200250.Thiswillvaryfromplanttoplant.Ihave
foundthatthisrangeworksformytomatoplants.Thisneedsto
bebuiltovertimeforvariousplantsandthisiswherethe
"InternetofPlants"canhelpthecommunity.

NghiaT(/member/NghiaT) . AmitabhS(/member/AmitabhS)

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Thankyouforyourresponse.Iwastryingtofindifthereisand"standard
moisturescale"orchartforeachdifferenttypeofplantsbutcouldn'tfind
any.Iguessitdependsonourexperimentwiththeplantitself.

ShrutiL(/member/ShrutiL)

Aneasyandefficientsolutiontoacommonproblemthan
plaguesmany!Theinstructionsandcorrespondingdiagrams
areeasytofollow.Thelogisticsofcomponentplacementmay
getalittletrickywhenexpandingitforsensingandmonitoring
multiplepotsoverabiggerareabutduetoitssimplicity,
replicatingthiswouldnotposetobetoomuchofaproblem.I
amdefinitelygoingtotrythis!Thanks:)

ayearago

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AmitabhS(/member/AmitabhS)(author) . ShrutiL(/member/ShrutiL)

ThanksShruti.Amhappythatyoufindithelpful

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Maybenowmyplantswillhaveachanceatliving.Nicely
done,andthanksforsharing!

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Goodtohearthatit'sofsomehelptoyou.Thisismy
firstinstructableandwasnotsureifthedetailsareeasy
tounderstand.

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