17. APPLICATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS
WHAT WILL IT DO?
I have decided to make a sensoric beehive to obtain some information and know more about bees.
1. Some sensors inside the beehive.
Temperature and humidity: to know if it is necessary to warm up the beehive.
Sound sensor: normally, the noise of the bees inside the beehive indicates that they warm up the beehive.
Load cell: to know the weight of the honey.
2. Some sensors under the beehive.
Resistence: to warm up the beehive.
Temperature: to know the temperaure of the resistence.
3. Some sensors on the beehive.
Temperature and humidity: to know the weather.
Pressure: to know the pressure outside.
Light: to know the number of sunny hours.
Rain detector: to know the number of rainning hours.
Wind speed: to know the number of windy hours.
WHO'S DONE WHAT BEFOREHAND?
Some inspiration projects:
by John Rees.
by Paul Gröneveld.
WHAT MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS WILL BE REQUIRED
2. Weather sensors
WHERE WILL THEY COME FROM
1. Microcontroller and other electroncis components from fablabbcn
2. Weather sensors from Banggood
3. Wood from Aki
4. Glass from store
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST (APROXIMATELY)
1.1. Attiny84 (1 unit).
1.2. Attiny85 (4 units).
1.3. Other electronics components as resistence, capacitors, etcetera.
2. Weather sensors 24.83 €
|20 kg load cell
|Temperature and humidity (AM2302-DHT22)
3. Wood 96.75 €
|Pine board 2000x500x25 mm
|Pine board 2000x500x18 mm
|Pine board 1800x450x16 mm
WHAT PARTS AND SYSTEMS WILL BE MADE?
3. Adapt some areas to put the sensors
WHAT PROCESSES WILL BE USED?
1. ELECTRONICS: Inputs, Outputs and Networking
3. 3D Printer
WHAT TASKS NEED TO BE COMPLETED?
1. 3D design
2. 3D printing
3. Arduino programming
4. Electronics design
5. Electronic making (mill and soldering)
6. Web desing
WHAT QUESTIONS NEED TO BE ANSWERED?
1. What microncontroller use?
2. How big is the electronic design?
3. How to show data?
WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE?
1st MAY - Start
1st/7th MAY - Brainstorming
8th/21th MAY - 3D DESIGN
15th/28th MAY - Cut the pieces and assembled it, and put the sensors
22th MAY/4th JUNE - Electronics design and making
22th MAY/11th JUNE - Put the sensors and connection in the beehive
4th/11th JUNE - Programming and testing
HOW TO BE EVALUATED?
The design (which has some sensors inside the beehive in an area where bees can't access; I also design a inclinated roof to in the future put a solar panel).
Can I obtain the values of some sensors and show them in the LCD, and the wire networking between the boards.
There are a lot of sensors, the idea is to obtain information of all of them. Now for the project I will only control 2 of them.
Save the values in a SD card and/or send them.
Put a solar panel on the top of the beehive to be self-sufficient.
Supply only one board, and with a relay supply the rest every 30 minuts to collect data, in this way, the electrical consumPtion will decrease.
Try to obtain with more sensors the pollution (pesticides in agriculture) of the air to know how affect them.