Things used in this project

Hardware components:
Ardgen 101
Arduino 101 & Genuino 101
Use in the Compost Satellite System and the Kitchen Compost Bin
Intel Edison
Used to analyze the results, provide recommendations, and host the dashboard
1899 00
Adafruit Humidity and Temperature Sensor
Used to measure ambient temperature
Adafruit Waterproof DS18B20 Digital Temperature Sensor
Used to measure compost temperature [Note - will be replaced with a combo soil/moisture sensor]
Phantom YoYo Arduino compatible Mini MQ4 Gas Sensor
High Sensitivity Moisture Sensor
Used to measure compost moisture [Note - will be replaced with a combo soil/moisture sensor]
Servo (generic)
Used to open/close air vent
Water Pump (6-12V)
Water Level Float Sensor
Used to measure water level
Fairchild semiconductor 1n4004. image
1N4007 – High Voltage, High Current Rated Diode
To control water pump
Mfr 25frf52 10k sml
Resistor 10k ohm
Used with the temperature probe
Fairchild semiconductor tip120 image
Darlington High Power Transistor
to control water pump
Mfr 25fbf52 4k75 sml
Resistor 4.75k ohm
to control the water pump
Ultrasonic Digital Distance Sensor
Used to calculate amount in kitchen compost bin
PVC Pipe for the air vent and gas sensor
Water Hose
Hose to flow water to compost
Project Box
Assorted project boxes to hold the components
Openbuilds cable ties
OpenBuilds Cable Ties (10 Pack)
Assorted cables
Ties and tees for water hose
Reed Switch
Used to determine if Kitchen Compost Bin is open or closed (in conjunction with magnets)
Rare Earth Magnets
Used to determine if Kitchen Compost Bin is open or closed (in conjunction with reed switch)
Kitchen Compost Bin
Shrink tubing
3/8 in pipe for water
Software apps and online services:
database for saving results
Hand tools and fabrication machines:
Hy gluegun
Hot glue gun (generic)
Heat Gun


Smart Compost System - Satellite Schematic
The wiring for the main system
Smart compost v2bb 0m89h5t78z


Smart Compost System
Git repo of code for the smart compost system


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