Simulating the Water Cycle in a Desert


The objective of my project is to create an automated watering system for succulent plants. In this project, an Arduino microcontroller is employed to periodically send a signal to activate a relay, which, in turn, powers a pump responsible for watering the plant. The volume of water dispensed can be adjusted by controlling the duration of the signal sent to the pump, and the timing of the signal can be modified using the delay command.

Use Cases:

The inspiration for this undertaking arose during the recent winter break when I realized that maintaining my plants would be challenging without assistance from others. Consequently, the primary goal of this project is to establish an autonomous means of monitoring and watering these plants, particularly during extended periods when I am unable to tend to them personally.

Technical Diagram:

Below, you will find a schematic diagram of this project. The pump’s specifications indicate a voltage rating of 5V with a maximum current of 1A, necessitating the selection of a suitable battery to align with these requirements.

Completed Project:

Enclosed is an image illustrating the arrangement, along with a video showcasing the automated watering system in action.

Source: Simulating the Water Cycle in a Desert

About The Author

Ibrar Ayyub

I am an experienced technical writer holding a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan, Pakistan University. With a background spanning various industries, particularly in home automation and engineering, I have honed my skills in crafting clear and concise content. Proficient in leveraging infographics and diagrams, I strive to simplify complex concepts for readers. My strength lies in thorough research and presenting information in a structured and logical format.

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