I have a beautiful garden around my house. But when I am on a business trip or away on vacation, and no one can help me to water my garden. So I made this project to water my garden with the help of Wio Link.
- Wio Link APP (You can search Wio Link in your APP store)
- Wio Link (Find out more on http://iot.seeed.cc/ )
- Grove – Relay
- Grove – Moisture
- Water Pump
Wio Link is a Wi-Fi development board to build connected IoT projects with Grove modules. Simplify your development of IoT devices without requirements of hardware programming or soldering.
If you want to know more information about Wio Link please click http://iot.seeed.cc/.
I regard the smart planting system as a work of art, so we should do some decoration work first. Then my friend from Seeed help me cutting the beautiful fence. I guess you don't have a laser cutting at home, you can find some in the hacker space near from you easily. If there's no hacker space nearby, you can try the Laser Cutting Service supply by Seeed.
Then we shoud cut the Acrylic sheet for Base board. You can download the Design Drawing by click here.
1.Select all parts required to build water pump circuit from this kit: 2V Water Pump，Grove-Relay，12V Power Connector, Power Cables.
2.Plug one red wire of water pump into positive terminal of power connector and fix it with screw.
3.Plug cable to relay's either J1 port and fix it.
4.Plug black wire of water pump into negative terminal of power connector and fix them.
5.Plug red wire of water pump into relay's another port of J1 connector.
6.Have a look at the completed connection.
1.Slice vinyl tubing into three parts: two long ones and one short. Each of the two long ones should be about triple times of the short one in length. The long ones are used to inlet tube and irrigate tube. The short one will be used to connect the water pump and the water flow sensor.
2.Thumb of rules: you can connect tubes according to arrow symbols on water pump and water flow sensor.
3.Connect both end of short tube to outlet of water pump and inlet of water flow sensor. Note: fix inlet of water flow sensor with nut and make sure tube connected with water pump is tightened.
4.Connect one end of either long tube to inlet of water pump and place the other end into water container.
Before you configure the Wio Link, make sure the WiFi around you works well. If this is your first time to use Wio Link, please follow this link http://iot.seeed.cc/getting_started.html to get started.
Then configure your Wio Link as the picture below shows. And click “ UPDATE FIRMWARE ” on the upper right corner.
And then click the API of the Wio link,
have a test with the URL and make sure the Grove Modules works well.
Then configure your IFTTT APP as the video shows,
This project is made as an Open Source Project. It's a starting point. Let your creativity go wild with the mechanical, electrical and software design. Make the demo your own. Decorate it. Improve the work. No matter what, write a recipe about it.
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