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๐ŸŒฟ Greenhouse Half 2: Measuring Temperature & Gentle Depth

Hello pretty individuals! ๐Ÿ‘‹ Within the final article we talked in regards to the soil moisture sensor. On this article, we’ll check out the right way to measure temperature utilizing DS18b20 and measure gentle depth utilizing a photocell.

Step 1: Wiring up the Circuit

We can be utilizing:

  • Arduino UNO
  • Breadboard
  • DS18B20 Temperature Sensor
  • Photocell (any typical one)
  • 4.7Kฮฉ resistor
  • 10Kฮฉ resistor
  • Jumper Wires

Wire up the circuit like this:

Temp Light Sensor
Notice: Click on on the picture to view a bigger model

I’ve wired up the 4.7Kฮฉ resistor in parallel with the constructive terminal and the digital enter wire popping out of DS18B20. The 10Kฮฉ resistor is related between the photocell and the 5V enter.

The studying of the photocell will increase with a lower in brightness and reduces with a rise in brightness. It ranges from 0 to 1023.

The DS18B20 temp sensor provides readings in diploma Celsius by default. You possibly can convert it into Fahrenheit in order for you although.

Step 2: Coding the Arduino

It’s essential to set up the Dallas Temperature library and the One Wire library for this code to work. You possibly can obtain them utilizing the library supervisor within the Arduino IDE.

// Embrace the libraries
#embrace <DallasTemperature.h>
#embrace <OneWire.h> 

// That is the place the temp sensor is plugged in. 
// Change this to the analog enter the place your temp
// sensor is plugged in (if totally different)
#outline ONE_WIRE_BUS 2 
OneWire oneWire(ONE_WIRE_BUS); 

int photoPin = A1;

// Cross the oneWire ref to Dallas Temperature Sensor
DallasTemperature sensors(&oneWire);

void setup(){
    // Set the photocell sensor pin to INPUT mode
    pinMode(photoPin, INPUT);
    // Setup the temp sensor and serial comm

void loop() {
    // Get photocell studying
    int photoValue = analogRead(photoPin);
    Serial.print("Photocell studying: ");

    // Get temperature studying
    Serial.print(" - Temperature: "); 

    // We enter 0 as index as a result of we will have greater than 
    // 1 IC connected to the identical bus
    int tempVal = sensors.getTempCByIndex(0);


The code is easy. We embrace the libraries we can be utilizing. We outline analog enter 2 as ONE_WIRE_BUS and inform DallasTemperature that the sensor is connected on enter 2.

In setup we merely set pin modes and setup temperature sensor and serial communication.

In loop, we take readings from photocell and DS18B20 and ship them over serial to the laptop computer.

Now save the code and add it to Arduino. Open the serial monitor and you must begin seeing readings like this:

Temp Light Sensor Readings

If all the pieces is working then excellent! If not, undergo the wiring steps once more. If it nonetheless doesnโ€™t make any sense undergo the references I’ve linked beneath.

I’ll see you within the subsequent article the place we wire up an LCD with all of this! โค๏ธ



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