AUTOMATION AND MOBILE PHONE BASED-MONITORING OF HYDROPONIC FARMING STYLE USING SOLAR ENERGY
Acta Electronica Malaysia (AEM)
Author: Hasna Satya Dini and Rizki Pratama Putra
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Indonesia’s plantation land has reduced significantly over the years, and hydroponics could be a suitable candidate for future plantation in urban areas because it is efficient in land use. The hydroponic system is relatively easy in terms of the maintenance required, making it possible to automate using a simple microcontroller. In this research, an automation system is designed to monitor and control hydroponic plants. Solar power plants and batteries power the energy required by the system. The measured parameters include solution conductivity, solution temperature, and room temperature. The three parameters are sent every twenty seconds to the smartphone and displayed on the Blynk application. And when there is a deviation from the optimum value, there is a control to adjust it. Blynk application can be easily used by farmer without needing extensive learn. Made this automated system is possible to be use and implemented by every person. The structure built can work properly, and the sensor can detect temperature and conductivity parameters precisely so that the control equipment can provide the appropriate compensation.