Introduction: QuaCKibator

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QuaCKibator takes the guess work and headaches out of egg incubation and makes it mobile. Easy to replicate at home or in the classroom.

Hardware:

  • Spark Fun REdBoard
  • DHT22 Sensor
  • LCD Screen
  • Styrofoam Cooler
  • Plastic water container
  • Jumper Wires
  • 40 Watt Light bulb
  • Lamp Cord

You will also need some duckies so they can lay eggs to put in the incubator.

Step 1: Connecting the Humidity and Temperature Sensor

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Step 2: Connecting the LCD

Step 3: Connecting a Relay and Heat Source

Step 4: LCD Enclosure

Picture of LCD Enclosure

Now find a small cardboard box and insert the micro-controller and LCD inside. Before doing so cut out a slot so that the LCD can be viewed while the contents are contained in the box.

Step 5: Upload the Code

Step 6: Step 5: Assemble the QuaCKibator System

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Now that the hardware is all connected the last step is to acquire a styrofoam cool and attach the contents as shown.

Add your duck eggs to the incubator as well as water to reservoir to get to the right humidity. 55% humidity to begin the 28 day incubation period. Although not pictured the DHT 22 should lay across the eggs to get an accurate temperature reading. Which I accomplishing by soldering wires to the DHT22 sensor,cutting a circle out, insert the sensor, replace the cutout and solder the end of the wires as shown in the diagram.

Comments

Swansong (author)2017-02-06

That's a neat idea :) It reminds me of a cool project some high school kids in Japan did that had the embryo develop in an artificial transparent environment so you could see what's happening in the egg.

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