QuaCKibator takes the guess work and headaches out of egg incubation and makes it mobile. Easy to replicate at home or in the classroom.
- 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
Step 2: Connecting the LCD
Step 3: Connecting a Relay and Heat Source
Step 4: 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
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.
Participated in the
Sensors Contest 2017
6 years ago
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.