ABOUT THE PROJECT:
Smart Irrigation module is a prototype system based on Spark Core. It continuously senses the moisture level in the soil using a soil moisture sensor. Whenever the moisture level is in between the configured maximum range and minimum range, it turns on the submersible pump for a specified duration.
The maximum moisture level, minimum moisture level and the duration at which the pump should be turned on can be configured over internet.
Soil Moisture Sensor:
This sensor monitors the soil moisture level continuously. It sends this moisture data to the particle core for further processing.
The submersible pump is turned on to supply water when moisture level is below the desired level . Based on the moisture data obtained from the sensor, the pump can be turned ON/OFF. A motor driver is used to drive the pump since particle core cannot provide sufficient current.
It is the heart of the system where all the processing is done.