Introduction: Water Sensor or Alarm Using 2N2222 Transistors
Who doesnt hate it when it rains while some stuff are outside?(and you dont realise it is raining). At least I do! That is why I came up with this kind of project. Lets started!
Step 1: Tools and Components Needed:
A wire stripper and/or cutter to cut/strip wire
A power source
BIG headpones to avoid hearing the buzzer when experimenting(Optional)
Step 2: Placing Buzzer and Transistors
All locations are shown in the picture. Buzzer + is on the + bus
Step 3: Making the Connections
Connect all the components as shown on the picture. Optionally you can add a LED in parallel with the buzzer for visual alarm too.
Step 4: Connecting the Sense Wires and Sticking Them to a Surface
Sense wires should be connected as shown in the picture. You should be extra careful about this step.They should be sticked to a non-conductive surface as close as possible so a single drop of water can short them but they doesnt touch each other.
Step 5: HAVE FUN!
This circuit can work with a wide range of supply voltages. In my case i am using my variable power supply set to 5V. Buzzer and LED(if you added it) will be activated when somebody touches both of the sense wires or water does. For this version you will need to wipe away the water on sense wires to turn Buzzer and LED off. Thank you for reading `till the end and HAVE FUN!