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Automated Green House Temperature Control

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How to write a program which will read and monitor the green house temperature from a temperature sensor and compare it with the threshold temperature 290C.If the temperature in the green house goes up switch the fan on for cooling and if it goes down switch the heater on for heating
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bym
bym on 24 Nov 2011
perhaps 290K is more reasonable

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 24 Nov 2011
That sounds like a use for a PID Controller, or perhaps just some Fuzzy Logic.
I suspect you would not want the continually switching on and off, where the fan starts, the temperature almost immediately decreases, the fan switches on, the non-longer cooled area warms to a fraction over 290, the fan switches on, the fan switches off, the fan motor burns out...
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 25 Nov 2011
Bah, those engineers, always wanting to throw hardware at problems!!
:-)

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Prasad Kalane
Prasad Kalane on 19 Jul 2013
>> I had a code for plotting data from sensor.(tested on LM35,ARM-LPC2148,MATLAB 2010) >> Pls edit in that code as well as in controller program.
% *************************************************************************
s1 = serial('COM4'); %define serial port
s1.BaudRate=9600; %define baud rate
fopen(s1); %open serial port
clear data; % data must be in a Coloumn vector (do this setting from controller by using delay & next %line ) e.g. [1;2;3;6;7;8;9]
for i= 1 :10 %acquisition of 100 points
data(i)=(str2double(fscanf((s1)))); %read sensor
disp(sprintf('Temperature= %3.2f oC' ,data(i)))
end
fclose(s1);
i=(1:10); plot(i,data,'--rs','LineWidth',1,... 'MarkerEdgeColor','k',... 'MarkerFaceColor','m',... 'MarkerSize',5)
xlabel('Time')
ylabel('Temparature(celcious)')
title('Plot of Temparature Vs Time')
% then use codition of If...end

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