Introduction: DIY Automated Watering System
In this project I will be showing you how to create an automated watering system. My system is made for my greenhouse, but you can use the general principle for pretty much everything and everywhere. The system uses LoRa for remote communication, so that I can water my plants even when I am on vacation. But there is also a push button to water the plants manually. The mains ingredients for my system are a big water barrel, a solenoid valve, a water level sensor and a long garden hose ;-) Let's get started!
Step 1: Watch the Video!
Make sure to watch the video since it will give you pretty much all the information you need to create your own automated watering system. During the next steps though, I will present you some additional information.
Step 2: Order Your Components!
Here you can find a parts list with example seller: (affiliate links)
1x Solenoid Valve: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_AC4bnX
2x Adapter: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_Ae2UJT
1x Sealing Tape: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_9iJtKN
1x Water Level Sensor: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_ACAOE1
1x Relay Board: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_AkiYvr
1x Water Barrel
1x LoRa Radio Node: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dYpwqA6
1x LM7805 Voltage Regulator: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dS0705s
1x Solar Panel: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dSNkyma
1x Solar Charge Controller: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dZ5u0f4
1x 12V Battery: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dT3yvjs
1x Wood chest
1x BME280 Sensor: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dSZ4I4W
Step 3: Build Your Watering System!
Here you can find lots of pictures of my finished build as well as the schematic. Feel free to use it to create your own system.
Step 4: Program the LoRa Board!
Here you can find the code for the LoRa board. Make sure to edit it and upload it to your board.
Step 5: Success!
You did it! You just created your own automated watering system!
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