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ArduFarmBot - Part 2: "Remote Station" an IoT Implementation

On this Part 2, we will implement an IoT approach were control will be also possible remotely via Internet.

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ArduFarmBot - Part 2: "Remote Station" an IoT Implementation

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Arduino Nano R3
Arduino Nano R3
×1
ESP8266 ESP-01
Espressif ESP8266 ESP-01
×1
DHT22 Temperature Sensor
DHT22 Temperature Sensor
×1
ky18
×1
hydrometer
×1
Relay (generic)
×2
lcd 4X20
×1
Pushbutton switch 12mm
SparkFun Pushbutton switch 12mm
×3
LED (generic)
LED (generic)
×3

Software apps and online services

ThingSpeak API
ThingSpeak API

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Schematics

ArduFarmBot

Code

Code snippet #1

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/***************************************************
* Reset funtion to accept communication
****************************************************/
void reset8266(void)
{
  pinMode(CH_PD, OUTPUT);
  digitalWrite(CH_PD, LOW);

  delay(300);
  digitalWrite(CH_PD, HIGH);
  Serial.print("8266 reset OK");
  lcd.clear();
  lcd.println("8266 reset OK       ");
}

Code snippet #2

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/***************************************************
* Connect WiFi
****************************************************/
void connectWiFi(void)
{
  sendData("AT+RST\r\n", 2000, DEBUG); // reset
  sendData("AT+CWJAP=\"USERNAME\",\"PASSWORD\"\r\n", 2000, DEBUG); //Connect network
  delay(3000);
  sendData("AT+CWMODE=1\r\n", 1000, DEBUG);
  sendData("AT+CIFSR\r\n", 1000, DEBUG); // Show IP Adress
  lcd.clear();
  lcd.print("8266 Connected");
  Serial.println("8266 Connected");
}

Code snippet #3

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/***************************************************
* Send AT commands to module
****************************************************/

String sendData(String command, const int timeout, boolean debug)
{
  String response = "";
  esp8266.print(command);
  long int time = millis();
  while ( (time + timeout) > millis())
  {
    while (esp8266.available())
    {
      // The esp has data so display its output to the serial window
      char c = esp8266.read(); // read the next character.
      response += c;
    }
  }
  if (debug)
  {
    Serial.print(response);
  }
  return response;
}

Code snippet #4

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/***************************************************
* Transmit data to thingspeak.com
****************************************************/
void updateDataThingSpeak(void)
{
  startThingSpeakCmd ();
  
  cmd = msg ;
  cmd += "&field1=";     //field 1 for DHT temperature
  cmd += tempDHT;
  cmd += "&field2=";    //field 2 for DHT humidity
  cmd += humDHT;
  cmd += "&field3=";    //field 3 for LDR luminosity
  cmd += lumen;
  cmd += "&field4=";    //field 4 for Soil Moisture data 
  cmd += soilMoist;
  cmd += "&field5=";    //field 5 for PUMP Status
  cmd += pumpStatus;
  cmd += "&field6=";    //field 6 for LAMP Status
  cmd += lampStatus;
  cmd += "\r\n";

  sendThingSpeakCmd();
}

Code snippet #5

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/***************************************************
* Start communication with ThingSpeak.com
****************************************************/
void startThingSpeakCmd(void)
{
  cmd = "AT+CIPSTART=\"TCP\",\"";
  cmd += IP;
  cmd += "\",80";
  esp8266.println(cmd);
  delay(2000);
  if(esp8266.find("Error"))
  {
    Serial.println("ESP8266 START ERROR");
    return;
  }
  Serial.println("Thinkspeak Comm Started");
  cmd ="";
}

Code snippet #6

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/***************************************************    
* Update channel ThingSpeak.com
****************************************************/
String sendThingSpeakCmd(void)
{
  esp8266.print("AT+CIPSEND=");
  esp8266.println(cmd.length());
  if(esp8266.find(">")){
    esp8266.print(cmd);
    Serial.println("");
    Serial.println("");
    Serial.println(cmd);
    delay(500);
   
    String messageBody = "";
    while (esp8266.available()) 
    {
      String line = esp8266.readStringUntil('\n');
      if (line.length() == 1) 
      { //actual content starts after empty line (that has length 1)
        messageBody = esp8266.readStringUntil('\n');
        Serial.print("Message received: ");
        Serial.println(messageBody);
      }
    }
    return messageBody;
  }
  else{
    esp8266.println("AT+CIPCLOSE");
    Serial.println("ESP8266 CIPSEND ERROR: RESENDING"); //Resend...
    error=1;
    return "error";
  }
}

Code snippet #9

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/***************************************************
* Read data from field7 of thingspeak.com
****************************************************/
int readLastDataField7()
{
  startThingSpeakCmd ();

  // "GET /channels/CHANNEL_ID/fields/7/last";
  cmd = msgReadLastDataField7; 
  cmd += "\r\n";

  String messageDown = sendThingSpeakCmd();
  Serial.print("Command received: ");
  Serial.println(messageDown[7]);
  
  int command = messageDown[7]-48; 
  return command;
}

Code snippet #10

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/***************************************************
* Receive Commands from thingSpeak.com
****************************************************/
void receiveCommands()
{
  field7Data = readLastDataField7();
  if (field7Data == 1) 
  {
    digitalWrite(PUMP_PIN, HIGH);
    pumpStatus = 1;
    showDataLCD();
  }
  if (field7Data == 0) 
  {
    digitalWrite(PUMP_PIN, LOW);
    pumpStatus = 0;
    showDataLCD();
  }

  delay (500); 
  
  field8Data = readLastDataField8();
  if (field8Data == 1) 
  {
    digitalWrite(LAMP_PIN, HIGH);
    lampStatus = 1;
    showDataLCD();
  }
  if (field8Data == 0) 
  {
    digitalWrite(LAMP_PIN, LOW);
    lampStatus = 0;
    showDataLCD();
  }
  delay (500); 
}

Code snippet #11

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/***************************************************
* Receive Commands and act on actuators
****************************************************/
void aplyCmd()
{
  if (field7Data == 1) digitalWrite(PUMP_PIN, HIGH);
  if (field7Data == 0) digitalWrite(PUMP_PIN, LOW);
  
  if (field8Data == 1) digitalWrite(LAMP_PIN, HIGH);
  if (field8Data == 0) digitalWrite(LAMP_PIN, LOW);
}

Code snippet #12

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long sampleTimingSeconds = 75; // ==> ******** Define Sample time in seconds to read sensores *********
int reverseElapsedTimeSeconds = 0;
long startTiming = 0;
long elapsedTime = 0;
long poolingRemoteCmdSeconds = 20; // ==> ******** Define Pooling time in seconds for new ThingSpeak commands *********
long startRemoteCmdTiming = 0;  
long elapsedRemoteCmdTime = 0;

Code snippet #13

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void loop() 
{
  elapsedRemoteCmdTime = millis()-startRemoteCmdTiming;   // Start timer for pooling remote commands
  elapsedTime = millis()-startTiming;   // Start timer for measurements
  reverseElapsedTimeSeconds = round (sampleTimingSeconds - elapsedTime/1000);

  readLocalCmd(); //Read local button status
  showDataLCD();

  if (elapsedRemoteCmdTime > (poolingRemoteCmdSeconds*1000)) 
  {
    receiveCommands();
    updateDataThingSpeak();
    startRemoteCmdTiming = millis();
  }
  
  if (elapsedTime > (sampleTimingSeconds*1000)) 
  {
    readSensors();
    autoControlPlantation();
    updateDataThingSpeak();
    startTiming = millis();
  }
}

Code snippet #14

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 //                       +---SOIL----+-LIGHT-+---TEMP---+---ACTUAT----+
 //                        SL  SM  SH  LL  LH  TL  TM  TH   Pump   Lamp
boolean SDf [18] [10] = {{  1,  0,  0,  0,  1,  0,  0,  1,    1,    0 }, 
                          { 1,  0,  0,  0,  1,  0,  1,  0,    1,    0 }, 
                          { 1,  0,  0,  0,  1,  1,  0,  0,    1,    1 }, 
                          { 1,  0,  0,  1,  0,  0,  0,  1,    1,    0 }, 
                          { 1,  0,  0,  1,  0,  0,  1,  0,    1,    0 }, 
                          { 1,  0,  0,  1,  0,  1,  0,  0,    0,    1 }, 
                          { 0,  1,  0,  0,  1,  0,  0,  1,    0,    0 }, 
                          { 0,  1,  0,  0,  1,  0,  1,  0,    0,    0 }, 
                          { 0,  1,  0,  0,  1,  1,  0,  0,    0,    1 }, 
                          { 0,  1,  0,  1,  0,  0,  0,  1,    0,    0 }, 
                          { 0,  1,  0,  1,  0,  0,  1,  0,    0,    1 }, 
                          { 0,  1,  0,  1,  0,  1,  0,  0,    0,    1 }, 
                          { 0,  0,  1,  0,  1,  0,  0,  1,    0,    0 }, 
                          { 0,  0,  1,  0,  1,  0,  1,  0,    0,    0 },
                          { 0,  0,  1,  0,  1,  1,  0,  0,    0,    1 },
                          { 0,  0,  1,  1,  0,  0,  0,  1,    0,    0 },
                          { 0,  0,  1,  1,  0,  0,  1,  0,    0,    1 },
                          { 0,  0,  1,  1,  0,  1,  0,  0,    0,    1 },
                         };

Code snippet #15

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/***************************************************
* Storage of Log data at Arduino EEPROM
****************************************************/
void storeDataLogEEPROM(void)
{
  for (int i = 0; i<8; i++) 
  {
    logData = logData + (snsSts[i])<< 1;
  }
  EEPROM.write (memoAddr, logData);
  memoAddr++;
  logData = 0;
  logData = logData + pumpStatus;
  logData = logData << 1;
  logData = logData + lampStatus;
  EEPROM.write (memoAddr, logData);
  EEPROM.write (0, memoAddr+1);
  logData = 0; 
  if ((memoAddr+1) == 1023) memoAddr=1;
  else memoAddr++;
} 

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