Smart Pump Shield
The smart Pump Shield is based on Arduino Lenardo which has integrated into the mainboard. The mainboard will send the command to turn on the pump and suck water into the switch, the switch will separate the stream and will give just enough water for your plants. Then it will close the pump and the switch and continue to check when does your plant needs water. We add a RTC to set timing watering and a 0.96 inch OLED to show the time and the soil moisture status.
- Eliminates the need for messy jumpers and breadboards, connect all sensors and modules with ease!
- Integrated Arduino UNO into the main board, program it easily.
- Power the board with single 12V power supply directly.
- 4 interfaces for sensors, one interface for water switch and one interface for motor or pump.
|Size of the box||25 x 19 x 5.7cm|
|Length of water pipe||5m|
|Length of 4 Pin Crowtail cable||1m|
- Connect the Smart Pump Board to your computer system
- Attach the micro USB side of the cable to the Smart Pump Board and the other end of the USB cable to an USB port in your computer.
- Notice：Please power the board by DC power when you upload the code
- STEP 1. Download the library and the program
- 1.Download the Library: Watering_kit_library.zip and extract it. Copy it to the file-libraries in the arduino IDE file,
- i.e. D:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\libraries.
- 2.Download the program at watering_kit.zip Extract the file from the zip file. The filename is watering_kit.ino
- STEP 2. Configure which controller board will be used in the Arduino IDE
- On top of the Arduino IDE, click “Tools>Board>” and select “Arduino Leonardo”from the available options.
- STEP 3. Configure which communication port to use
- The Arduino IDE needs to know in which USB computer port the Arduino Leonardo controller is connected in order to communicate with it.
- To do so, select “Tools>Port” and select the COM port that indicates Arduino Leonardo. Please note that the actual numbers after the “COM” word will vary from computer to computer, so they could be different from the ones shown in the figure.
- Once completed, proceed to the next section to upload the program into the Arduino IDE and program the Arduino Leonard controller in the Smart Pump Board.
- STEP 4. Load the program in the Arduino IDE
Assembling the components
- Note: For an overview of the process please watch this YouTube video .
- 1.Attach the cable to the Soil Humidity Sensors as shown in the figure. Repeat for each sensor.