Beginner searching for some ideas, tricks to start project on "automatic control of fountain pump" Answered
In my garden I have a pond with a foutain pump. This runs on 220 V. I thought it would be a nice beginnersproject to get this pump controlled automaticly so it runs:
- when the sun is shining (daytime).
- between certain hours (so the neighbours don't complain in summer night with long evening light or early hours).
- when the temperature is below 0 degree Celcius for longer time (say 1 day or so). It should then run day+night to prevent ice to break the wall and keep some open water.
My idea is to use some arduino controller + bleutooth/wifi (so I can adjust control it from my warm living room).
I have a broken thing laying around with this power-relais and think is usefull for feeding the controller.
So how would/should/could I proceed to get to a succesfull project?
Thank you, regards, Eef Weenink