I have been doing some IoT projects lately and I always wondered how can a farm be changed into a smart farm. With the same thought again, I am trying the same project in this hackathon.

What it does

Smart farmer is an IoT based system which turns any normal fields into a smart farm. The farm consists of required sensors and devices to make it fully automatic. Using a Soil Moisture Sensor, the moisture of the soil is measured and water is pumped automatically if needed based on the moisture. The water pump activates based on the soil moisture reading programmed in the Arduino UNO. The surrounding humidity and temperature are measured using a DHT22 sensor to study the current climate and prepare for the farm. An ultrasonic sensor is used to detect motion in the field to alert the owner about trespassing or an animal entering the farm. In short, the system turns the farm into a fully automated smart field that helps farmers grow crops with ease and yield better.

How we built it

Smart Farmer is an IOT system that turns a normal field into a smart farm. The farm consists of all the necessary IoT devices and sensors. Using technology in farming helps farmers yield more crops and grow more.

The smart farm is comprised of:

  • Arduino UNO
  • DHT22 Sensor(Reads Surrounding Temperature and Humidity)
  • Soil Moisture Sensor( Reads moisture present in the soil)
  • Ultrasonic Sensor(Measures Distance(Here used for monitoring trespassers in the farm)
  • 12V Water Pump
  • Relay(To control water pump using Arduino)
  • Breadboard
  • Jumpers(M2M & F2M)

Challenges we ran into

Our area currently has frequent power cuts and internet downs. So it was difficult sometimes to continue the project or upload the project to GitHub.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Building our first smart farm and participating in yet another MLH hackathon

What we learned

The project taught so many things about IoT devices, sensors, farmers.

What's next for Smart Farmer

This idea could be scaled to reach to farmers around the world.

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