Water Leak Alarm Using LinkIt ONE

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Introduction: Water Leak Alarm Using LinkIt ONE

About: Hi, I'm Tamas. I like to build all kinds of electronic gadgets, hope you'll like my ideas. I'm not so active on the site these days, so sorry for the late replies. (Oh, and sorry for my broken English in the...

In this Instructable I'm going to show you how to build quickly a water leak alarm system uusing the Mediatek LinkIt ONE board. You can use this device to detect if any water leaks out from the pipes. If detects water will sends you an e-mail.

This project can be build in 10 minutes... So what's to lose?

Step 1: Parts

Parts:

  • Mediatek LinkIt ONE Developer Board
  • USB cable
  • 2 wires
  • Ductape
  • WiFi antenna

You don't need any special tools for this project, only a personal computer an 10 minutes.

Step 2: The Electrodes/sensors

Use your ductape and fix those two wires close to each other.

Step 3: Power Up

Plug the battery in.

Step 4: Upload the Code!

Plug the mediatek LinkIt One in your PC with a USB cable, download and upload the code. You'll have to intall the Blynk and the LinkIt One libraries.

Step 5: The Done Circuit

Use rubberbands to fix your parts, and now find a right place for your new device.

Step 6: Feel Safe If You're Not at Home!

Put the sensor on a critical area. From now you don't need to afraid from potential water leakings. This device will alarm you. Hope you liked. :)

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    3 Discussions

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    Abiel247
    Abiel247

    3 years ago

    Can you use the same thing to see if ur pool is leaking water from the bottom of the vinyl

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    ppetrov7
    ppetrov7

    4 years ago

    I have seen this concept before, and here is one thing you can upgrade, use a old sock or cloth and wrap the sensor with it to the tube because otherwise maybe the leak will not reach the sensor :)

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    Imetomi
    Imetomi

    Reply 4 years ago

    Great idea! Thanks!