This page will outline the steps necesary to install a simple Garden Automation system, using SCADA software to monitor the water needs of a garden.
- Create an automated controller to turn on a pump when the Moisture level reaches a certain threshold
- Be able to demonstrate how a moisture sensor operates the pump
- Connect the Arduino to the ScadaBR system to monitor the water usage
- Create protections for the pump
- Create a network of the rain collection system to better utilize the collected water
- Make sure you have Java installed.
- Go to this website and test for java version - http://javatester.org/version.html
- Look in the pink window in the webpage and it will show you the revision after a minute or so.
- You want any version of 1.6.xx.
- Version 1.7.xx may or may not work. If you have 1.7.xx move on and just see if it works
- If you do not have java installed, I recommend installing the latest 1.6.xx
- Download SCADABR from this website - http://sourceforge.net/projects/scadabr/
- Make sure you allow the download if windows creates a pop-up or yellow information bar
- You can install with all the defaults, just click I Agree, OK, Next or Finished as many times as needed.
- Install Adobe Air
- Download from this website - http://get.adobe.com/air/
- Click I Agree, OK, Next or Finished as many times as needed until you are complete.
This program has the following features:
- Checks the moisture sensor at user selected interval
- Turns on a device, ie. a Pump, when the moisture sensor reaches a user selected threshold
- The device will not run longer than a user selected interval
- Output status of the moisture sensor, device and user selected settings