Automation/Irrigation Hat, build a Smart Irrigation and Automation system using the raspberry PI capabilitiesDesigned by Hydrosys4 in Italy
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The Automation/Irrigation Hat board aims to create a Smart irrigation and automation system using the raspberry PI capabilities. The board is designed to work with the open source software Hydrosys4.…Read More…
The Automation/Irrigation Hat board aims to create a Smart irrigation and automation system using the raspberry PI capabilities.
The board is designed to work with the open source software Hydrosys4. With its web interface the system is easy to configure and offers a flexible irrigation scheduling , it supports automation functions and sensors data logging, it can send emails with reports and photo of your garden.
The Automation function can be used in conjunction with sensors to activate the relays according to specific sensor readings or time constraints, for example a heater can be activated for a number of minutes if temperatures is too low or a fan can be activated if temperature is high. Lights can be activated in a certain time of the day if the sunlight is low. etc. etc.
The irrigation function can be based on scheduled irrigation in which it is possible to select the day of the week and the time of the day when the relays activate. The Irrigation can also be based on soil moisture sensor readings, below a video which provides some guidance: Automatic Irrigation with Soil moisture sensors
With its modular design the system can support from 4 to 16 relays, if compared to other commercial smart irrigation systems, this one can be implemented with a fraction of the price.
The package will include the board as in the picture. There might be some differences in the colour and position of the components that will not affect the described functionalities.
Additional Hardware can be ordered using the options in the upper-left corner of this page. (e.g. the relay board with 8 relays, Soil moisture sensors, etc..)
The board includes the following parts:
The board is compatible with the Raspberry PI4, PI3 and Raspberry PI zero W.
The supported Relays board are 5vdc they are commonly available, for the specifications of the relay board connector please refer to the link at the end of this chapter.
The compatible valves are Normally closed type, latching valves are not supported.
The relays can be used to connect valves but also other equipment likes fans, heaters, etc.
Details about the supported hardware can be found here: Link to hardware description
The Hydrosys4 software uses the raspberry PI WiFi for the connection, a web interface is used to configure all the aspects of the system.
To install the Software all you need to know is how to write an .img file on a SD card, here the link to the Hydrosys4 installation and setting guide: SW Installation&Setting
The system implements direct internet connection between your devices and the Raspberry PI, no external servers are involved (unlike almost all the other automation systems in the market).
The system is easy to implement even for non technical people, it does not require experience with Raspberry PI, programming and electronics, you need just a little bit of knowledge of how a switch works and how to connect valves to a power supply. In any case, this video might give some useful info: Relays and Valves connection
For a minimum setup with 4 irrigation lines you will additionally need to purchase:
There is a dedicated website and some youtube videos with step by step guide.
For More info you can refer to:
Youtube: Valves&Relays connection
For more info you can refer to website: Hydrosys4 website
Forum: Hydrosys4 Forum
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