Introduction: Arduino Smart Parking

Bill Blankenship, Willam Bailey, Hannah Hargrove

With the use of an Arduino board, our group managed to create a system that would allow light sensors to detect when a car was occupying a space or if the space is vacant. After sixty-eight lines, we established a code that would help people quick and easily locate parking spots.

Step 1: Step 1: Parts & Materials

(1) Arduino Board

(20) Double-ended Wires

(4) LED Lights

(4) 330 Ohm Resistors

(2) Breadboard

(4) Light sensors

Step 2: Step 2: Our Problem

Our project's purpose is to help located vacant parking spaces in busy parking garages. Our project was designed to help decrease parking garage accidents due to people being in a hurry, as well as, helping people not be late due to parking issues.

Step 3: Step 3: Light Sensors & LED's

We decided to use Light Sensors as our inputs to determine whether the spot was occupied or not. The Light sensors detect light, which indicates an empty spot, or it will detect darkness, which indicates an occupied spot. The LED's are our outputs. When the Light Sensor detects light, the LED is notified and will light up.

Step 4: Step 4: MATLAB Code

This code will activate the light when the Light Sensor detects a light within the tolerance range. The code will run for however long you set the function.