Introduction: Automated Irrigation System Using Cayenne

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This is a project to control our irrigation system, in this case drip, using a Raspberry Pi 2 and Cayenne MyDevices IOT platform.

This project was created in order to be able to have full control of our irrigation from anywhere with a simple Internet connection using the MyDevices Cayenne platform. Besides that in these times we need to save water, and the method of drip irrigation have enough water savings. I thank the developers of this platform as we facilitate the creation of new projects, in just a few minutes.

Step 1: Structure of the Control Panel

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The structure of this panel is as follows:

  • 1 Raspberry Pi 2
  • 1 Arduino Mega
  • 1 Relay Generic 4 -Chanels
  • 1 WiFi Adapter antenna 8 DBi
  • 1 Sensor Pir
  • 1 Servo Motor
  • LCD 16X2 Interfaz i2c
  • Teclado 4X4

The connection is established as follows:

  • The raspberry pi installed in its operating system scripts Cayenne MyDevices the platform, which controls the opening and closing of the valve which actuates the flow of water.

  • When we send the signal from the platform itself raspberry para relay Power give way to power the irrigation valve is actuated.

  • For security control panel uses the mega arduino, which interacts with a keyboard for entering 4X4 key, if this is correct move the servo to a certain position to allow opening.

  • Once the pir motion sensor detects open and automatically sends a notification.

Step 2: Electronic Connections Diagrams.

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In this part, we show the connections carried out in the Control Panel, you must have previously installed the operating system raspberry pi.

The project is based on a wooden structure with certain dimensions, but you can adapt the facilities to your garden for example.

Step 3: Structure PVC Water Tank, and CPVC for Irrigation Lines

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Irrigation structure that implements this project consists of the following:

  • 1 MT PVC 4"
  • 3 MTS CPVC 1/2"
  • Glue for PVC and CPVC

  • Adapters and Reducers
  • Water Pump

Step 4: Finally the Control Panel Cayenne MyDevices

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Once we conclude with all the design and structure of the project, we can start the control panel cayenne.


diy_bloke (author)2016-10-30

looks great. it might be a bit overkill to use a raspberry and an arduino Mega just for irrigation but hey, who care :-)
I have done many irrigation projects and I really like your set up

Jhonna-Garcia (author)diy_bloke2016-10-30

thank you very much, if it can be much hardware for irrigation =) if I really like wood facilities, I will continue publishing as creating the installation of wood.

diy_bloke (author)Jhonna-Garcia2016-10-31

As a matter of fact I find the mechanics of yr project definitely as interesting as the electronics. I would prefer to have the irrigation pipes on the soil.. to avoid mold (coz of wet leaves) and evaporation, but I presume your pump is a self draining pump and with a low outlet would perhaps drain the entire reservoir.

ИгорьА1 (author)2016-10-30

Nice project !

How about a light ? Are you use a normal indoor light or specific lighting ?

diy_bloke (author)2016-10-30

I am guessing your water pump is inside your PVC reservoir?

Jhonna-Garcia (author)diy_bloke2016-10-30

Yes, you guessed friend. =D

Swansong (author)2016-10-29

This is a cool setup, your flowers are beautiful :)

Jhonna-Garcia (author)Swansong2016-10-30

Thank you very much, if they are very nice :)

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